Rummy is the perfect card game for your next night out with friends. The game has been around since the 1800s, and it’s still going strong today! It comes in many variations, but the most popular is called “Draw Rummy.”
How to play Draw Rummy?
The game starts with every player being dealt ten cards face-down. You can’t look at your own hand of cards until the next round begins. The person to the left who shuffles and deals first is called “dealer for that round.”
All players are then given a chance to draw up to three new cards from the deck or discard any number they want (except for one).
Then each player will take turns drawing a single card from their pile while trying not to go over 31 points on their scorecard. If you do go over 31 points in a turn, it’s considered as getting booed out! Finally, when all players have drawn their last card, everyone totals their scores and deals again, starting with those who drew least recently.
The other 2 types of Rummy are:
- Concentration – Also known as ‘Memory’ or ‘Match’. It’s played by two players, one with a face-up pile and one with a facedown pile.
The objective is to match pairs of matching cards from their respective piles to get rid of them while preventing your opponent from doing so! You can only win if you have no matches remaining in your hand when all 52 cards are gone.
- Double Rummy – Requires that you do not go over 31 points on your scorecard before the time limit expires for this game type (usually around 20 minutes). If someone goes over 31 points, it’s “BOOED OUT,” and the next player takes their turn instead!
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