Points Rummy is one of the interesting rummy variants that allow players to play several games in a short span of the time. In the variant, players will play for points with pre-decided rupee value. The winner wins all the real chips on the declaration of a valid show. This popular rummy variant is played with a minimum of 2 and maximum of 6 players. Read below to know how to play the Points Rummy variant.
Q: What are the rules to play Points Rummy?
A: At MastRummy, Points Rummy is played with a minimum of two players and maximum of six players typically with two or more packs of 53 cards (including one printed joker per pack) each.
Players deal with points, which reflect a pre-decided rupee value.
Player needs to maintain a minimum amount to play
Each player will be distributed with 13 cards randomly.
The first card in the pack is included in the open deck that indicates that the game has started.
All the remaining cards are placed face-down that is in the closed deck.
In the beginning of each game, a joker card or wild card will be chosen.
Printed Joker: If printed joker is opted as “Joker” in the game, then players need to prefer an Ace card of all suits as Joker while forming sets/sequences.
Objective: The final aim of all players is to arrange all their respective 13 cards into sequences and/or sets.
Every player begins the game by picking/discarding a card from the closed/open deck to arrange them into sets and/or sequences.
Players can freely use one or more jokers for arranging them into sets and/or sequences.
While declaring a valid show, you need to place a card in the finish slot for showing your sets and sequences.
To show cards, the corresponding player must display cards available in hand by grouping them in sets/sequences and clicking on ‘Declare’ button.
Mandatory: To conclude the game, players must contain at least two sequences, one of which is a pure sequence.
Q: How the points are earned in Points Rummy?
A: Declaring the winner: The player who first arranges the cards into sets and sequences is declared as the winner and will be awarded Zero points.
When the players drop the game during the first move itself, then they secure 10 points each and the game will run until a single winner emerges. If they drop the game after their first move, then they get 30 points each and the game leads to the emergence of a single winner.
If a player declares a wrong show, then he/she obtains 80 points and the game continues till a winner has been announced.
Point’s declaration for the player who loses:
Every card represents a number of points. The player who loses the game will gain the points which are equal to his/her hand score that is calculated as mentioned below:
J, Q, K, and A of every suit valued 10 points each. And rest of the numbered cards is valued same points as their face value for instance; card with a face value of 8 reflects 8 points.
Joker card values Zero.
After completion of every game, the losing player hand score is calculated by counting points for the cards which are not arranged in sets/sequences with the below-mentioned exceptions.