Points Rummy is also known as 80 points Rummy and is the most popular version of 13 Cards Online Rummy Game in India. It is the most popular amongst players because of its quickness. On average it takes around 2-3 minutes to complete 1 game of 2 player Points Rummy and for this reason around 40-45% of regular players prefer to play Points Rummy over any other variant. Rules are very simple to understand and so it is easy to start playing Points Rummy. You need to make valid sequences / sets before your opponents and declare your cards. So let’s start with understanding the rules and some terms you will need to know to master this game of skill.
Points Rummy is played between real players on 2 & 6 player tables. On 6 player tables, 2 to a max of 6 players can play together at a time. Depending on the table selected, 1 or 2 decks of cards are used. Each deck has 53 Cards (13 cards of 4 suits each) and 1 printed Joker.
Selecting a Table and Taking a Seat
In Points Rummy section of RummyPassion Game lobby, you see options such as tables, # of Decks, Points Value, Min Entry, Sitting and Join Button. You can select among the various combinations and click on JOIN. The popup will come up on your screen and your selected table will be loaded. Immediately after it loads, you can see occupied / empty seats. Just click on any ‘SIT HERE’ seat to reserve it for yourself. After clicking ‘SIT HERE’, a Buy-in option will appear. This is when you decide how much money you want to bring to the table. The minimum amount which you cannot change is the Point value x 80 and maximum is 10 times the minimum value i.e. Point value x 80 x 10. You can put any amount of your choice as long as it is between the minimum and maximum for that table. Please note that you have only 20 seconds to buy-in. Once these 20 seconds are over, the buy-in popup will close and you will have to click on ‘SIT HERE’ again and fill the buy-in amount.
After buy-in, you get your seat and your selected Avatar. You will see your buy-in amount. Now, there are a couple of scenarios to get the game started.
Turns and Game Play
Once the game starts, 1 card will be distributed to each player. Turns will be decided based on the value of card received by each player and players with the highest card value will get the first turn and so on. Once the order of turns has been decided, the game will begin.
First, the wild card joker will be opened and placed below the closed deck. Then 13 random cards will be equally distributed amongst all players and one card will be placed on the open deck. Players will start making sequences / sets based on the cards in hand and while picking from open / closed deck. They will discard on the opened deck to complete their turn. Player(s) can drop the game they if feel that their cards are not favorable. If a player drops the game, their cards will not be visible on game result board, and it will appear as if he/she never declared. The game will continue till the time one of the players makes a ‘Declare’ (either valid or invalid declare).
You have 40 seconds to make your move (pick one card and drop one card). You may be able to get an additional 40 seconds buffer which you have to earn and maintain for further turns of the same game. If you miss 3 consecutive turns then you will be considered as middle drop and will get 40 points and the money lost will be equal to those points. For example, if you are playing at Re.1 point value game and did a middle, drop then you will lose 40 x 1 = Rs. 40.
In order to win, you have to make sequences / sets with at least 2 sequences out of which one must be pure and maximum of 2 sets and that too, before your opponents make valid groups and hit the Finish button. Typically, we make 4 groups i.e. 3 groups of 3 cards and 1 group of 4 cards hence making total 13 cards but you can make long sequences as well. After clicking on the finish button, you will see a confirmation message to make sure that you haven’t clicked the finish button by mistake. After clicking yes, you get 30 seconds to rearrange your cards into groups and declare.
Once you declare there are 2 scenarios
Irrespective of suits, all cards from with face value from 2-10 have points equal to their respective face value. All photo cards including Ace, Jack, Queen and King have a point value of 10 per card. Based on this, players should try to hold on to only low value cards as ungrouped cards so even if they don’t win the game, they accumulate the fewest points possible.
BUY-IN IN POINTS RUMMY
JOKER IN POINTS RUMMY
DECK TYPE IN POINTS RUMMY
WINNING AND CALCULATION
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