Adda52Rummy is the pioneer in launching 21 Card Rummy game variant. The new set of interesting rules makes the game more challenging and exciting to play. Let’s understand the revised format of 21 card rummy.
Objective of 21 Card rummy game is to declare the game by arranging the cards dealt in any of the following ways:
Sterling Joker/ Titlu/ Cut Joker: After the dealing of cards, one card from the closed deck is chosen randomly which serves as the Cut Joker. All the cards with the same rank, in any suit, are considered as Cut Jokers. The Sterling joker is the card with the same rank n suit.
Funtoosh Joker/ Printed Joker: 3 extra cards, 1 per card deck, with a face of Joker printed on them which can also function as Joker card in the game are known as Funtoosh.
Taplu/ Nichlu/ Lower Card Joker: Cards which are immediately lower in rank to Sterling Joker & are of the suit same as Sterling Joker, are known as ‘Nichlu/ Taplu/ Lower card’.
Upplu/ Paplu/ Upper Card Joker: Cards which are immediately higher in rank to Sterling Joker & are of the suit same as Sterling Joker, are known as ‘Paplu/ Upplu/ Upper card’.
The "Ace of Spade & 2 of Club" together forms other ValueCards. They hold value points but cannot be treated as jokers unless they are in the form of Sterling Joker, Paplu and/ or Nichlu cards.
Value Cards: Sterling, Paplu, Taplu and Funtoosh, Ace of Spade and 2 of Clubs carry premium points, hence are termed value cards.
Marriage: If a player holds Sterling, Paplu, Taplu cards then he holds a Marriage Hand which can be used as a pure sequence and/ or to complete other sequences.. 3 Paplu and/ or Taplu presented as a group is also considered a marriage hand.
Please note: In an event where A is a cut-joker, then, the cut-joker, paplu and taplu is a marriage, but NOT a sequence of any kind.
E.g.: KA2 of the same suit is a marriage, but is not considered as a pure sequence if Ace is the cut-joker. It can only be used as marriage points and/ or as jokers.
Tanala/ Trinala: A group of three cards having identical Suit & Number is called Tanala. It can be used in the form of a pure sequence as well. Tanala carries 20 points minimum, except for Joker and/ or Paplu/ Taplu Tanala.
Joker Tanala: It is a combination of 3 cards having the same number like that of the Sterling joker and is in the remaining three different Suits. Joker Tanala carries 30 points minimum
Dublee: It is the ‘pair’ of cards of the same suit & same face value
Single Pack/ Initial Drop: Player choosing to drop the game on his first turn is called Single Pack with a penalty of 30 points.
Double Pack/ Middle Drop: Players choosing to drop the game anytime after the first turn is called Double Pack with a penalty of 60 + Value Card points.
For more information on scoring and rules, visit the 21 card rummy rules section.