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13-Card Rummy (also called Indian Rummy due to its immense popularity in the Indian sub-continent) is a variant of Rummy card game where each player has to make four valid sets out of 13 cards. This game is played using at least two decks of playing cards. Initially, the player is dealt 13 cards; each player has to draw and discard cards by turns until one player melds or declares his cards with valid sets that meet the Rummy Validation Rules.
The goal of 13-Card Rummy is to improve once hand by drawing and discarding cards in order to arrange all 13 cards into valid groups (sets & sequences) of 4, 3, 3 & 3 cards each, adhering to certain rules of the game.
All the players are dealt 13 cards face down. Each player takes turn clockwise around the table. A turn consists of drawing one card, either the top card of the face down stock pile or the top card of the discard pile, and then discarding one card face up on top of the discard pile. At the end of the round, each player arranges his cards into sets and sequences. Any cards that are not included in a set or sequence are counted as penalty points against the player.
In Rummy, the point system is of a very vital importance. Each card, in a rummy game, carries a certain number of points. The losing player gets points equal to his hand score.
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