Popular Game Rummy and its Different Types

Posted by AngeloEverton on August 23rd, 2011

Rummy is recognised as one of the most well-liked card games in the world. The game is part of a collection of ‘draw as well as discards games’ which is played along with a collection of playing cards. The prime objective of the rummy games is to perk up one’s ‘HAND’ by structuring a combinations of cards as well as mending the cards as per specified rules. The fundamental move in the game is to draw any card from the face up discard related pile or from the un-pact deck and to discard a particular card.

Rummy is regarded as a game of skill rather than a game of chance. The game requires display of skill from the part of the players to win. The game has its history dating back to beginning of the 20th century. The probable derivation of the game had been from Conquian, a Mexican game. In countries such as the United States, after Poker, Rummy is recognised as the most well-liked card game. In terms of popularity on a global scale, Rummy games have caught the imagination of people throughout the world. In the ranks of the most preferred games it has been able to position itself among few of the other games such as Chess, Monopoly and Scrabble on global basis.

A few of the rummy games are Oklahoma and Gin Rummy. In Rummy, there are variations of games with diverse set of rules. A significant aspect or predicament in playing the rummy games is that there are no specific rules made officially for playing the games. The rules of the same game have often been varying in different nations. There have been different names given to varied games, which have even made it complicated for the users.

The various games played are Rummy 500, Gin Rummy, Contract Rummy, Rummy, Kalooki and Canasta. The fundamental features for the above mentioned games are such that for Rummy 500 game there are 1 or 2 decks with 52/54 cards and 104/108 cards. The target for a player is to attain 500 points. Whereas, for Gin Rummy, there is 1 deck which contains 52 cards and the aim is to achieve 100 points. The Kalooki has 2 decks with 108 cards with ‘Laying off’ option at the end. In case of playing the game the entire game comprises of four parts such as ‘to draw’, melding, laying off, and to discard.

The popularity of the online rummy games has also increased in due course of time. Rummy Royal has been a recognised name where a number of such games are available. Rummy Royal provides an option for playing games such as Gin Rummy, Basic Rummy, and Kalooki for real money or for fun. Software named Alberosa publishes software for Windows in order to play Italian Rummy games named Scala Quaranta, Ramino and Burraco. Game Square provides users an option to play Jokeren online which is a Dutch version of knock rummy game. Therefore, the advents of these software and games have augmented the popularity of the game among the users even more. 

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