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What is 13 card rummy?

13 card rummy is indian card game played between 2 or more players where the objective is to organize your cards into sets and sequences in the least number of turns possible.

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How many decks and jokers are used?

13 card rummy is a card game that is played with 2 decks for 2-6 players.
There is one joker allowed per deck.
The rules for the various versions remain the same, however, the scoring and the rounds change as per the game.

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How many types of rummy are played on Shuffle2play?
There will be 4 types of 13 card rummy that can be played namely :

  1. Round

  2. 101 Points

  3. 201 Points

  4. Points Rummy

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What are the Rummy Rules ?

Each player is dealt 13 cards.The Objective of the game is to arrange all 13 cards in sequences and/or sets.
Sequence is 3 or more running cards of the same suit. Eg: 567.
A Set is 3 or more cards of the same face value. Eg: 333 or 777 7.

A Joker (randomly selected at the start of each game) can be used in place of any other card.
Eg: 5 37is a sequence where 3 is the joker and is used in place of 6 .
You can use one or more jokers to complete/fill your sets and sequences.

When two decks are used a set cannot be made with cards of the same suit.
Eg. 7777Is a valid set, however, 7777is not a valid set as there are two 7’s of the same suit. (7 hearts).

A Pure Sequence is a sequence without a joker. Exception  567is a pure sequence even if 6 is the joker.
An Impure Sequence is a sequence with a joker.

Compulsory: -

To finish the game, you must have at least two sequences, at least one of which must be pure.

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What is the method of Scoring ?
  1. Deciding the winner

  1. If a player finishes after meeting the game objective, the player wins.

  2. If a player finishes without meeting the game objective the player loses and the opponent wins.

  1. The winner gets 0 points.

  2. The loser gets points based on the cards in their hand.

  3. Each card carries a certain number of points.

  1. J - 10 points

  2. Q - 10 points

  3. K - 10 points

  4. A - 10 points

  5. All other numbered cards carry the same points as their face value for ex. 7 carries 7 points and 3 carries 3 points.

  6. The jokers carry zero points.

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What about penalty points for folding early etc?

Fold at beginning              = 20 points
Middle Fold                       = 40 points
Miss 3 consecutive turns  = 40 points
Wrongly declared              = 60 pointsor all cards points if no pure sequence
Loser’s cards                   = If pure sequence present, then all unorganized cards added, if no pure sequence then all cards added

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What is 101 & 201 points rummy?

This is elimination type rummy. At the end of each round, the winner gets assigned 0 points and all the other losing players get penalty points based on the cards in their hand. This is based on the points described above in “what is the method of scoring”. When any player reaches 101 points or 201 points respectively he is eliminated from that game.

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What is points rummy?

Points rummy is a game where a rupee value is decided per point. Gameplay continues and the winner at the end of each round gets money based on the number of penalty points he won from different players.
Money won = penalty points * rupee value per point

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What is 21 card rummy?

21 Card Rummy works the same as 13 card rummy.

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How many decks and jokers are used?

21 card rummy is played with 3 decks for 2-6 players. There is one joker allowed per deck.

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What types of 21 card rummy are played on shuffle2play?

21 Card rummy is only played with points – that is points rummy where a rupee value is decided per point.

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What are the rules for 21 card rummy?

Each player is dealt 21 cards. The Objective of the game is to arrange all 21 cards in sequences and/or sets.

A Sequence is 3 or more running cards of the same suit. Eg: 567.
A Set is 3 or more cards of the same face value. Eg: 3 337777.
A Joker (randomly selected at the start of each game) can be used in place of any other card.

Eg: 537is a sequence where 3 is the joker and is used in place of 6.
You can use one or more jokers to complete/fill your sets and sequences.

When three decks are used a set cannot be made with cards of the same suit.
Eg. 7777 Is a valid set, however, 7777 is not a valid set as there are two 7’s of the same suit. (7 hearts).

Exception: A trio of cards is also considered in place of a pure sequence
Eg. -555

Is a set, however because there are three cards of the same color it is allowed since it is a trio.

A Pure Sequence is a sequence without a joker. Exception - 567 is a pure sequence even if 6 is the joker.
An Impure Sequence is a sequence with a joker.

Exception: A trio of cards is also considered in place of a pure sequence Eg.  555
Is a set, however because there are three cards of the same color it is allowed since it is a trio.

Compulsory: -

 To finish the game, you must have at least three sequences (or trios as mentioned below) and all of them must be pure.
Exception: A trio of cards is also considered in place of a pure sequence Eg. 5 55 Is a set, however because there are three cards of the same color it is allowed since it is a trio.

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What is a trio?

A trio of cards is also considered in place of a pure sequence Eg.  555 Is a set, however because there are three cards of the same color it is allowed since it is a trio.

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What is paplu?

When the joker is picked at the start of the game, the card ranking before and after the joker card of the same suit is called Paplu. If the winning player, when declaring possesses either of these two cards he is given an extra 20 points per player in that round.

If he has both the paplus he gets 20*2 = 40 points per player.
If he has two paplus of the same rank then he gets progressively higher points as follows.

If 7 is the joker, then6& 8 both become Paplu. So if the winning player when declaring has 6 then he gets 20 points. If he has 6& 8 he gets 40 points. If he has 2 6 then gets 50 points and if he has 3 6 he gets 100 points per player. If in the unlikely circumstance he has 3 6 and 3 8 then he will get 200 points per player for that round.

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