Learn to Play Rummy Pt 2
Once a player plays any game of rummy, the ability to learn another game is relatively simple and easy to do. There is a carry over of the game particulars between one rummy game and another. Many aspects of one game are similar to another and this speeds up the learning curve between the games. It a player started out on 500 Rummy they have a head start on the Gin Rummy game and the same is true going the other way.
500 Rummy has a different group of players that usually play this game versus the players that play Gin Rummy. The typical 500 Rummy players are usually a group from a family or a set of friends. Most games are tour handed or more. The scoring is different than Gin Rummy as the points depend on the melds and the length of a meld. The cards dealt are more than in Gin Rummy as the count is 13 versus ten after the first discard. Not all rummy games allow knocking before the meld is complete. In this game that is the way it is normally played. Special melds will add to the point total if the player is fortunate enough to complete the meld. This game uses two decks plus four jokers in the typical version of 500 Rummy when played with four players. Thirteen cards at the beginning of the hand is a lot of cards and usually will have a meld or two since there are four jokers. the special melds are hard to get, but a players that gets one is going to score a very nice bonus on their play.
Players that like team play or bigger pot games will enjoy playing 500 Rummy as that is what this game is about. It makes for a great family game or a weekend with friends at the cabin or in the home. Not every card player knows 500 Rummy, but the learning curve is very quick and most players can learn the game in one sitting. Once this game is old hat all other rummy games are very easy to learn and add to the players rummy game group. Of all of the card games that players can play, rummy is one of the easiest ways to learn for a new player.
So the last bit of advice is learn to play one of the games and enjoy most of the other versions.
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