13 Card Marriage Rummy

13 card Marriage Rummy is the newest addition to the gaming family of Adda52rummy. Not only are we the pioneers in introducing 13 card Marriage Rummy to the online rummy player but have also set an exclusive standard.

 Basics of Online Rummy-

  • Players- 13 Card Marriage Rummy can be played between 2-6 players.
  • Card Deck(s)-The game  of 13 cards online Rummy is played with 3 decks of cards. These are regular decks of 52 cards each with two face Jokers.
  • Joker- After dealing 13 cards to each player, a card is randomly pulled out which becomes the joker. All cards of the same rank as that of joker's, in any suit, are also considered jokers and called Cut Joker. A joker card in rummy game can be used as substitute for any card to form a set, except Pure Sequence. There are also two Paper Jokers in each deck of rummy with the image of a joker on them,however in 13 cards marriage Rummy, we do not use them (Paper Jokers).
  • Value Cards- Value cards work as Joker in 13 cards Rummy game because they can be used as substitute of cards before melding. These cards are called ‘Value Cards’ because anyone who possesses these cards is honored with some extra points by other competing players whether he/she has declared or not.  Value cards are dependent on cut Jokers so they change with the game. For quick identification, these cards are highlighted in the game. For example: If in a game, the cut Joker is 5 of heart, then the 5s of all the suits are considered as cut Joker whereas  6 of heart  and 4 of heart are considered as value cards and the player who has these cards is given additional points by rest of the contending players of the game. In this case, 4 of heart is known as ‘nichlu’ whereas 6 of heart is known as ‘paplu’.  The 5 of heart, which is the cut Joker is known as ‘titlu’. The player having all three ‘nichlu’, ‘paplu’, and ‘titlu’ has ‘Marriage Hand’, which is treated as pure sequence.
  • Scoring-All three value cards, which are ‘nichlu’, ‘paplu’, and ‘titlu’, are honored first and carry 10 points. ‘Marriage Hand’ in 13 card Rummy game carries 50 points. Maximum points a player can give out is 80.
  • Drop-In 13 card Rummy, if a player feels that his/her cards are not good to play the game, then he/she can drop/opt out of the game. If a player opts to drop before picking up any card, then it is called ‘Initial Drop’ and the player has to give the penalty of 20 points and no value cards are honored. On the other hand if a player opts to drop in the middle of the game, then it is called ‘Middle Drop and the penalty is 50 points but all value cards are honored.

Objective of 13 Card Marriage Rummy

The objective of 13 card Marriage rummy game is to arrange all the cards in your hands to form at least two sequences, one of which has to be a pure sequence. The remaining cards can be arranged into valid sets or sequences. The first player to arrange all their cards has the option to declare.

How to Play 13 Card Marriage Rummy

Game Play Game Play

  • A game of 13 card Marriage rummy starts with each player being dealt 13 cards.
  • A cut joker is also randomly selected and played face up while the remaining pile of cards is kept face down.
  •  Each player, when their turn comes, has to first arrange/sort their cards and then begin by drawing a card. Each player has the option to either draw the top most card from the closed deck or the last card that has been discarded by the previous player - from the Discarded Pile. When a player is the first one to begin the game, the player in the rummy game has the option to pick the first open card on the discarded pile.
  • After having picked a card either from the discarded pile or the closed deck, the player temporarily has 14 cards. He is then required to arrange these cards and then choose to discard one card from the cards in the hand. This can be done by clicking on the chosen card and then clicking on the discard tab. The discarded card is then available for the next player and can be seen by all the players seated on the table.
  •  This online rummy game progresses in similar manner until any of the players completely arranges his/her cards and declares.
  • In 13 card marriage rummy , the player who has declared has to meld his/her cards first. After his/her melded cards have been validated and proved correct, the other players are required to meld their cards. The points for other players are calculated on the basis of how many cards have been made into relevant sets and then the balance cards which have not been made into sets are counted as points for that particular rummy game.

 Winning Hand

The first player to fulfill the game objective wins.


In 13 card marriage rummy, any player who arranges their 13 cards into valid sets is eligible to declare in the game. At Adda52rummy.com, a player can declare by clicking on the declare tab, Meld the cards(Arrange the 13 cards as per the logical sets) and then send them for validation. In a 13 card online rummy game, there is limited time to meld the cards and the same can be seen on the meld box on the screen.

The player who declares and wins the game (provided his/her cards are correctly valid according to the validation rules) is awarded 0 points. On the other hand, if the melded sets do not comply with the validation criteria, the player is awarded 80 points penalty for invalid declare. The other players who are playing that rummy game then proceed to meld their cards. Their cards are validated and the points of all other players are calculated as per the rummy points system. In cash rummy games, depending on these points and the multiplier of the game, it is decided how much the winner receives from other players.

Note- If a player doesn’t get a chance/pick a card and someone declares, then that player’s points will be considered as a Middle Drop. This implies that he will give upto a maximum of 50 points to the winner. But if his calculated points are below 50 then he will give the actual points.

Rummy Points System for 13 Card Marriage Rummy

The winner of loser in a 13 card marriage rummy game is based on the Rummy Points System. Points are scored depending on the action of the player. While a valid declaration fetches 0 points, a drop in the first move fetches 20 points while an invalid declaration gives an 80 point penalty. Read the complete Rummy Points System for 13 Card Marriage Rummy.

Validation Rules of 13 Card Marriage Rummy

To understand how to play 13 card rummy, one should know the validation rules. Please find below the list of validation rules of online rummy:

Out of 13 cards in hand, you need to form at least one pure sequence. It is a sequence of cards of the same suit. A Pure Sequence cannot use a Joker card. (However, a Joker can sometimes be used in a pure sequence if it is not substituted as any other card)

Pure Sequence

(Pure Sequence)

Out of 13 cards in hand, you need to make another sequence, pure or impure. An impure sequence has to have cards of the same suit, but is allowed to have jokers.In the below example, K of heart is the cut joker.

Impure Sequence

(Impure sequence)

Remaining cards can be arranged into valid sets or sequences. They can either be a pure or an impure sequence or a set of the same face value cards.



Note-A set is only valid when it has 4 or less than 4 (which is 3) cards.