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Rummy Card Video Game: Play 2, 3 or 4 Player Online Rummy

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Be the first to lose all your cards in this classic card matching game. Among the best known card games in the U.S., it remains popular despite

  • Choose cards from either the stock or waste piles.
  • Lay off cards in specific sequences.
  • Discard to end your turn.
  • Whoever loses the cards first wins the round.
  • Play several rounds against up to 3 other players.

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2, 3 or 4 Player Rummy Card Game Play Instructions

How to Play

Arrange cards according to three combinations. Be the first among other players to lay all your cards on the table.

  • Starting the Game
    • Click on the start button on the welcome screen to begin the game.
    • Choose the number of computer opponents to go against. You can play against a maximum of 3 other players.
      • All competing players are computer players.
      • Increasing the number of players increases the pips per turn as the pips will be added from more competitors.
      • When 2 people play each are dealt 10 cards.
      • When 3 or 4 play each receives 7 cards.
      • A game with 2 players scores to a 100 point goal, whereas 3 and 4 score to 150 and 200 respectively.
    • Before you start every round, the game plays an optional slideshow tutorial.
      • To play right away, click on the large play button on the lower right corner of the slideshow.
      • You can play the tutorial again by clicking on the gear button.
    • Click on the gear button on the top right corner of the screen to open and close the following game options
      • X button: Quits the game.
      • Speaker button: Toggles the audio.
      • Screen button: Toggles full screen mode
      • Question mark (?) button: Opens the tutorial.
    • The game automatically saves your previous scores on your browser.
      • Choosing the quit option n the gear menu will reset these scores to 0.
  • Game Controls
    • Desktop
      • Click and drag the cards to move them.
    • Mobile
      • Use your fingers like a mouse.
  • Game Play Rules
    • Objective
      • Be the first among the players to remove all the cards in your hand before the other players.
        • To remove your cards, match them according to combinations of three or more. These come in three possible combinations
          • Tris: Three cards of the same value of each suit (e.g. 3 kings).
          • Poker: Four cards of the same value of each suit (e.g. 4 aces).
          • Straights: Three or more cards of the same suit arranged in order (e.g. 10, Jack, Queen, and King of hearts)
        • For tris and pokers, there can be only one card of the same suit.
        • For straights, the ace can go on either end (before 2 or after the king)
        • You can lay off cards from your hand which convert another player’s tris into a poker, or extend a straight.
      • After all the cards are dealt to the players, the remaining cards are placed face down as stock.
        • Players may take cards from the stock once per turn.
      • Next to the stock is the waste bin. Discarding a card here ends your turn.
        • You may also pick up cards from the waste bin.
      • You may arrange the cards individually by hand or have the button on the lower right corner do it for you.
    • Turns
      • On each turn, a player can draw one card from either the stock or the waste pile.
      • You must add cards to either a new combination or an existing one.
        • To lay off a combination of cards, drag the cards to where you want them played.
        • When you start a new game, you can lay a card on the outline provided. The outline moves a few spaces as more cards are laid on the table.
      • You can remove a combination before ending your turn by clicking on it. The game will ask if you want to remove it or not.
      • You must then discard a card to the waste pile.
        • If you have no possible combinations to make or add to, discarding a card is your only valid move.
        • Discarding a card ends your turn.
        • If you pick a card up from the waste pile you may not lay that same card back down on the waste pile on the same turn.
    • End Game
      • You win if you’ve played off one card and discarded the last one.
      • After one player has discarded their last card, the game ends.
    • Scoring
      • Your score is based on the number of cards left on your opponent’s hands when you win.
        • Aces are worth 1 point
        • Face cards (kings, queens, jacks) are worth 10 points
        • Other cards are worth their number.
      • If you have not laid off any of your cards previously and can lay all of them in a single turn then you “rummy” and you score double the points you otherwise would have.
      • Your score from the previous session carries over to each new game you play after that until a player reaches 200 points.
  • Strategy
    • Always look at your cards.
      • Examine what possible combinations you can draw based on your hand.
    • Playing your cards right
      • Choose combinations that get rid of more cards.
      • Look closely at the combinations already in the table to look for possible places to lay off.
        • Also look at which cards have already been laid on the table or thrown in the waste pile to figure the probability of cards you need appearing in the deck.
      • Look for straight combinations. You can add more cards to this suit much faster.
        • It’s better to retain two cards in a straight sequence than identical cards of different suits.
        • Straights allow matching at either end & then after a match has been made you can typically keep going in either direction a number of additional times, whereas once a tris has been laid it only has one possible card to extend it to a poker & poker’s can’t be extended upon.
      • Get rid of high value cards sooner.
        • Retain middle and lower value cards over high-value ones.
        • Holding onto higher-value cards will increase your opponent’s score in the next round.
  • Rummy vs Gin Rummy
    • Players: Gin Rummy is a 2 or 4 player card game, whereas Rummy can have 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 players.
    • Dealing: In Gin Rummy players pick a card from the deck & the person with the lowest card gets to choose who deals. In Rummy dealing rotates clockwise.
    • Laying Off: In Rummy players have an incentive to lay cards early to prevent the cards remaining in their hand from counting as points for an opponent who wins. In Gin Rummy players are not required to lay down cards until a player knocks or lays down their hand.
    • Waste Pile Usage: In Gin Rummy the dealer gets a second chance at the topmost card on the open deck if the player does not want it. Only after that opportunity may the nondealer pick up a card from the closed deck.
    • Game End Scoring: In Gin Rummy a player may go gin by arranging their cards in sets and runs to score 25 points. If the player has under 10 points of deadwood cards in their hand in Gin Rummy they can also knock, which allows them to score the difference between the value of the deadwood cards in their hand and their opponents. In rummy face cards are worth a point each, aces are worth 1, and other cards are worth their face value pips. In regular Rummy all pips in your hand count against you even if they are part of a set or run.
    • Jokers: Jokers are not used in Gin Rummy, but may be used in regular Rummy.
    • Aces: Aces count as a 1 in Gin Rummy. In Rummy Aces can be used to form a sequence with 2-3 of the same suit, or queen-king of the same suit.
  • Target Audience
    • This is a simple card game suited for all ages.
    • Because of the complexity involved, this game is suited for older children, teenagers, and adults.
    • There are no adult themes in this game.

What Are The Differences Between Rummy & Gin Rummy?

Rummy is still popular in parts of the United States, though Gin Rummy and Oklahoma Gin have increased in popularity in recent years.

Gin Rummy was created to create a faster version of the game Rummy. Key differences are listed below.

  • Players: Gin Rummy is a 2 or 4 player card game, whereas Rummy can have 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 players.
  • Dealing: In Gin Rummy players pick a card from the deck & the person with the lowest card gets to choose who deals. In Rummy dealing rotates clockwise.
  • Laying Off: In Rummy players have an incentive to lay cards early to prevent the cards remaining in their hand from counting as points for an opponent who wins. In Gin Rummy players are not required to lay down cards until a player knocks or lays down their hand.
  • Waste Pile Usage: In Gin Rummy the dealer gets a second chance at the topmost card on the open deck if the player does not want it. Only after that opportunity may the nondealer pick up a card from the closed deck.
  • Game End Scoring: In Gin Rummy a player may go gin by arranging their cards in sets and runs to score 25 points. If the player has under 10 points of deadwood cards in their hand in Gin Rummy they can also knock, which allows them to score the difference between the value of the deadwood cards in their hand and their opponents. In rummy face cards are worth a point each, aces are worth 1, and other cards are worth their face value pips. In regular Rummy all pips in your hand count against you even if they are part of a set or run.
  • Jokers: Jokers are not used in Gin Rummy, but may be used in regular Rummy.
  • Aces: Aces count as a 1 in Gin Rummy. In Rummy Aces can be used to form a sequence with 2-3 of the same suit, or queen-king of the same suit.

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Mobile Friendly Cross Browser Support

This game is rendered in mobile-friendly HTML5, so it offers cross-device gameplay. You can play it on mobile devices like Apple iPhones, Google Android powered cell phones from manufactures like Samsung, tablets like the iPad or Kindle Fire, laptops, and Windows-powered desktop computers. All game files are stored locally in your web browser cache. This game works in Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and other modern web browsers.

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