Other Rummy Games Pt 1
Other Rummy Games Pt 1
Kalookie is a form of Rummy that is played in Britain, Sweden and North America. The game can be played by two to five players and is won when a player plays all of their melded cards to stop the game. The dealing starts with two standard decks of cards plus two jokers, which are wild cards. The dealer deals each player 13 cards and turns the next card face up so the discard pile is started. The remaining cards are placed face down next to the discard pile and are open to be drawn from on each players turn.
The game includes a cost to play ante and then the point total of the cards left in the other players hand when one player goes out by playing all of their cards. There are slight differences between the way the games are played in the three separate countries.
Three Thirteen is another version of rummy that uses a deck of cards or more depending on how many players are in the game. Like most rummy games the hand ends when one player gets all of the cards melded. The cards each have a value and this is the way the points are earned by the going out player. The cards left in the other players hand are counted against them and can add to the loss at the end of the game. The cards are melded in the same way that they are in other rummy games. Certain cards are worth more when left in the hand of a a player and they count against the player.
The rules for all of these games are easy to find on the Internet.
Indian Rummy is a very popular version of Rummy in India. It is played by a variety of players including commuters, housewives and players meeting in the evening in clubs or homes to play. Each player is dealt 13 cards and when one of the players can meld out all of their cards, the hand is over and the points are added up for and against the player. Melding is similar to other rummy games and the point counts may have a few differences for those keeping score. Up to ten players can play at a time and wagering of some type is part of the game. Not only can the game be played by many players, but the point count to the winner is likely to be substantial and very quickly gain the winner of the game some excellent point counts.
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