Rummy is a card game that has been popular for decades. It is also known as Straight Rummy, Traditional Rummy or Standard Rummy. It is easy to play but skill is involved. The rules of online Rummy are the same as offline Rummy.
The Players And The Deck
Straight Rummy has between two to six players and a standard deck of 52 playing cards is used. Before playing you need to decide if you are going for one round or more, or play to reach a predetermined score.
How To Play Rummy Online
Depending on how many players there are, each player receives a number of cards. For two players – 10 cards, three to four players – 7 cards and five to six players – six cards. When only two players are playing, each player gets a turn to deal. Three or more players – the deal moves clockwise or to the left.
Each player is dealt a hand, the remaining deck is then placed face down on the table in the center. The top card must be face up and placed next to the deck.
The player to the left of the dealer starts first. If the player needs the card turned face up, they pick it up and places it with their cards and discards a card they do not need. If they do not need the card, the top card is chosen from the face down cards. You can decide to keep it or toss it into the pile. If you pick a card from the pile, you cannot put it back into the pile. This continues clockwise when the face-up cards or stock cards is used up, the pile is shuffled and is set up again. With online Rummy the game ends when the stock pile runs out.
A winner is declared when a player has a continuous set with a card to discard. This could be a run, this is a sequence of three or more cards that run consecutively or books which are three to four cards of the same rank. Rummy is a great game to play online as well as offline.