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THE GAME OF RUMMY: A QUICK GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS

Many people love playing the best rummy games all across the globe. Rummy is among the best-known card games in most countries. Its simplicity and various variations make it appealing to plenty of players.

Rank of cards

The K card is the highest. The other cards follow in order from Q, J, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, and then 2. A may rank either high or low in many forms of Rummy.

The deal

A dealer gives one face-down card at a time to each player. The player on the left receives the first card. Each person gets ten cards when there are two people playing the game. For a game with three or four players, each receives seven cards. Players receive six cards each when there are five or six playing Rummy. The rest of the cards are then placed face-down in the middle to form the stock. The dealer turns the top card of the stock face up. It becomes the upcard. the dealer places this card next to the stock to start the discard pile. For a game of two, the player who wins the hand becomes the next dealer. When there are more than two players, the player on the left of the dealer becomes the next for the upcoming hand.

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The goal

Each player has to form matched sets with their cards. These sets should be groups of three/four-of-a-kind or sequences of three or more cards with the same suit.

The play

The game starts with the player to the left of the dealer. Players have two options. One is to draw the top card of the stock and add it to his or her hand. The other option is to take the top card from the discard pile to be part of his or her hand. After that, the player can lay down any meld face-up on the table. A meld refers to any matched set. A player can put one face-up card from the hand to the discard pile if he or she chooses not to lay down a meld. Disposing of the card drawn from the discard pile on the same turn is not allowed.

The laying off

When a player has a meld on the table, he or she can add more cards to it from the hand. It does not matter how many cards the player chooses to add as long as it fits the matched set.

The winner

The first player to get rid of all their cards wins the game. A player may lay down all the remaining matched cards and there is no need to discard any on the last turn. The game then comes to an end. There are times when the stockpile runs out and no player has still won the game. In this case, the next player chooses from two actions. Either take the top of the discard pile or turn them over and form a new stockpile. There is no need to shuffle the cards once turned over. The player then draws the top card and proceeds to play.