Indian Rummy

Indian Rummy is a widely popular version of the card game Rummy. It is evidently played majorly in the Indian Subcontinent. The game is not just based on the original form of rummy but also is almost identical in gameplay.

The game uses 1 deck of 52 cards for 2 players and 2 decks of 52 cards for 6 players. The only major difference from the original game of rummy is, that Indian Rummy is played with 13 cards in hand at a time. Out of which the players make groups and melds in the form of sets and sequences. The other rules of the game include; Players when dealt with 13 cards with each passing round have to draw a card and discard one. This ensures that the number of cards remain the same with each player after every turn, while also allowing them to shuffle, arrange and rearrange their hands.

It is a basic requirement of the game, that a player must form a minimum of 2 sets. But any number of sets of 3 cards, 4 cards or above can be made. Another criterion is such that a player must make at least 1 pure set i.e. a combination of sequential cards of the same suit of cards. Any player from the active Rummy table who is able to fulfil these listed conditions first, becomes the winner of that particular round/game.

Indian Rummy is considered to be a faster moving game in comparison with the standard game of rummy. As it has only 13 cards per player to meld into sets and sequences. Thus it is very much appreciated and played in the Indian subcontinent. It is one of the most played card games in India too.

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