How To Play Indian Rummy Games

How To Play Indian Rummy Games

Indian Rummy is also known as Paplu and is very popular in India. The area of Maharashtra State has a particular fetish for Paplue games and the game play extends in popularity from the poorest on the streets to the most wealthy residents of the region. There are even large rummy gaming clubs located throughout the larger cities which draw a huge player base for this popular rummy game variant. You can find Indian Rummy games online that you can play for real cash money. Up to ten people can participate in a Paplu Indian Rummy game. You can use up to three decks of cards as necessary depending on how many people are sitting the rummy table.

The Deal In Indian Rummy Games

Indian Rummy is a bit different that basic rummy. To start the game, the deck is shuffled and each player selects a random card from the deck. The players sit at the table based on their card value. The highest card draw gets to choose their seat, and the next highest card draw sits to the right and so on until the table is full to capacity with the players in the game. The lowest card draw becomes the default dealer. The player to the left of the dealer selects a card from the deck and places it face up on the table. This card becomes the ‘joker” and all cards of the same rank as well as the actual printed jokers become wild cards in Paplu Indian Rummy games.

Packing In Indian Rummy Games

Indian Rummy games are usually played for small stakes. However, a player who has a less than promising hand may choose to withdraw from a game. This is referred to as packing or dropping. The player can only pack or drop at the start of their turn. They would elect this option instead of picking up a card. Packing allows a player to withdraw gracefully from the table and limit the amount they will lose in the game. However, there are penalties for packing. Players who elect to drop from the game must pay points to other players.

Game Play In Indian Rummy Games

There are other subtle differences to game play in Indian Rummy games. In addition to packing where a player may pay 10 to 40 points for electing to withdraw from the game, there are also slight differences in scoring that differ from basic rummy games.

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