Rummy Card Game – Rules
Rummy Card Game is a Game where the aim is to put all your cards into combination before your opponents. When the game starts, each player receives 7 cards.
Once all cards are dealed to all the players, the remaining cards are placed faced down on the table, forming the stock. The top card is turned upward in the waste pile. Each turn, the current player can choose to pick up the card from the waste pile or from the stock.
The player checks if he can place on the table one or more combinations or just discard a card from his own hand.
When a player places all the cards, he wins the round. The winning score is the sum of the card ranks of all the opponents. Face cards count 10 each, aces 1 each, and every other card their value. If the winner places all cards in 1 turn, he doubles the points! The first player that reaches the score of 150 wins the Card Game!
Rummy Card Game – History
Rummy is a group of matching-card games notable for similar gameplay based on matching cards of the same rank or sequence and same suit. The basic goal in any form of rummy is to build melds which consists of sets. Three or four of a kind of the same rank; or runs, three or more cards in sequence, of the same suit. If a player discards a card, making a run in the discard pile, it may not be taken up without taking all cards below the top card.
The Mexican game of Conquian is considered by games scholar David Parlett to be ancestral to all rummy games, which itself is derived from a Chinese game called Khanhoo. The Rummy principle of drawing and discarding with a view to melding appears in Chinese card games at least in the early 19th century, and perhaps as early as the 18th century.