Tripoley combines many elements of rummy and other games. The first version was created in 1932. At the end of the 1930s a game company from Chicago released a version of the game and later ended up with eight versions.
Tripoley is played with a deck of cards, chips and a Tripoley board. The game can accommodate two to nine players at the same time. The game consist of three rounds of play. The first round is the game of Hearts, the second round is the game of poker and the third round is the game of Rummy. This very different form of rummy is the brain child of Stanley Hopkins.
Without a doubt this game was a hodge podge of games put together to make up a new game with very interesting features. Not only are there three separate games that make up this game, the play of the game is variety personified and very much fun to play.
Not all games of rummy are like this one and that is not an understatement. Many are just a slight variation of another version of rummy. This game is far removed of being a slight variation. With the significant differences in this game, the player is treated to a new game and not just a variation of a rummy game they have played before. This is the game that has a following due to its triple play elements. It is the features that have made this game what it is today and the following the game has been able to develop over time.
While the game is different than any other game of rummy, the rules for the rummy section of play is very similar to most rummy games.
Now that the differences have been outlined, the game can be evaluated on its own merits and playability. Many players liked the game when it was first created and became supporters of the game. Time has dimmed the play of the game from its high level in the 30s and 40s.
Today this is just another rummy version Players of the current time are not likely to rush to play this game like in the past, but players do discover the pleasure of its many facets.
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