Rummy is an exciting group of card games especially noted for a similar style of play based on matching pairs of cards of similar suit or rank. The basic aim in any variant of rummy is to construct runs or sets of cards that can be either pairs or single cards. At this point, you need to remember that rummy is essentially a variation on the bridge where you use a deck of cards rather than regular playing cards. For many years it has been the one of the most popular and challenging games for people of all ages.
In a standard game of rummy, there are four suits – clubs, diamonds, hearts and spades. You may notice that some variations of rummy require you to select cards from the same suit or even the same set, while others do not require you to do that. It is important to note that in the majority of variants of rummy where you are required to pick cards from the same suit or even the same set, you are allowed to switch decks as many times as you wish (provided that you have the remaining rummy cards in your deck). In addition, you are only allowed to switch suits and/or sets up to a maximum of ten points for switching decks.
RUMY is played with a standard deck consisting of sixty-three cards. To start, deal out a total of thirteen cards to the remaining players. Have each player stand up and ask for the wild cards deck.
Have each player individually draw three cards and place them in the front of their suits. Have each player then choose three jokers from among the draw of cards. Now it is time for you to randomly select three of those jokers and discard them face down into the discard pile. Next, have each person open their draw piles, from their suit columns, selecting one from the discard pile and discard it. This is where the game begins.
Having players then draw random again, alternating the suit columns until you have gone through all the deck and have a joker left in each column that corresponds to a specific suit. After that, the game switches over to the regular rummy sequence where you randomly select three cards from among the draw of cards. The first player gets to act and call the sequence. The other players all have the option of calling out the same or a different sequence. There are two types of sequences that are used in the game: the regular rummy and the wild card sequences.
In the regular rummy rules, the last person has the last right to call the sequence. Once this is done, the next person can then randomly choose one of the three cards from among the draw of cards without having to wait for the previous decision. If no valid declaration is made, the cards are then drawn randomly. For the wild card games, the sequence of the cards is announced before anyone has a chance to decide on a valid declaration. In either case, the goal is still to get as many cards as possible to form the best possible shot at the winning cards.