Locally referred to as ‘Paplu,’ the Indian Rummy can be said to be largely inspired from Gin Rummy & Rummy 500 and is as much fun to play as any of its Western cousins. There are two popular versions of India Rummy games played across India, 13 Cards Rummy & 21 Cards Rummy. 13 Cards Indian Rummy and 21 Cards Indian Rummy, the two versions are so named because of the number of cards being dealt to each player at the start if the game, which are 13 and 21, respectively. These two versions are traditionally played in homes among family members and groups of individuals on festive occasions as well as during friendly get-togethers like kitty parties, marriages and anniversaries. These games enjoy widespread popularity in clubs and card rooms across India and are also indulged in as a leisurely pastime activity by people traveling on long-distance trains in India.