Rummy Rules – know more about rummy
In a game of rummy some basic rules are followed in almost all the types of variations. To know this game and to play this game properly one should be acquainted with the Rummy Rules. Rummy is a group of games that follow the structure of drawing and discarding a card. A deck of 52 cards are used in this game. Each turn consist of the Draw, Melding, Laying Off and the Discard. In the Draw on must begin by drawing one card from either the discard pile or the stock pile.
When you are taking the card from the discard pile you can see which card you are taking as the pile is face up. But the stock pile on the other hand is face down. In Melding you can Lay a combination on the table, if you have a legitimate sequence or group in hand. In a single turn you cannot meld more than one combination. This is optional so there is no compulsion to meld if you do not want to. Another thing which is optional in Rummy Rules is lying off. Only if you like, you can add cards to sequences that have been melded by others or by yourself. Finally comes the time to discard.
When your turn end one card has to be discarded and that should be placed on the discard pile with face up. If you started the game by picking up the card that was on the top of the discard pile then you will not be able to discard that same card. You can discard another card other than that card. When a player exits the remaining players add the value of all the cards in their hands. Face cards give you 10 points where as Aces are of 1 point each and the number cards are of the same points as their face value.
The target or a certain score is decided well in advance of the game, the value of all the cards that are in hand are added to the cumulative score of the winner and the game will end when any one of the players will reach the set target or get to the set score. Apart from these basic Rummy Rules there are many optional rules as well. These rules should be decided before starting the game. Some of the optional rules include Multiple Melds in which a player can lay down more than one meld in each turn.
Sometimes a special bonus is granted to a player who melds or lays off an entire hand in a single turn, only if this player has not laid off or melded earlier. The scoring rules are also different in different variants of the game. In some of the games each losers are given penalty score depending on the cards that are left in their hand. When the game ends the cards are counted as penalty points. The player who has got the lowest score wins the game when someone reaches 100 or more than that.