## How to Play

Points Rummy

Points Rummy is the quickest variation of Rummy. If you want to get done with a game fast and you aim to make quick cash, then we would suggest you to opt for Points Rummy. This variant of the game finishes in just one round.

It is usually played between 2 to 6 players using one or two standard decks of cards and one printed Joker per deck. The cash game is played for points that have a pre-decided rupee value.

Osom Rummy allows you to play Points Rummy in two modes:

Cash Games: You have to select the point value, table for yourself, as per your wish.

Practice Games: To enhance your skill, Osom Rummy provides the option of playing practice matches. You can use free practice chips to play these matches.

How to play

Points Rummy is played between 2 to 6 players using one or two standard decks of cards with one printed Joker per deck.

The objective of the game is to arrange 13 cards in sequences, or sequences and sets, and make a valid declaration. A valid declaration must have at least two sequences, out of which at least one must be a pure sequence, and all the cards should be arranged in sequences or sets. After arranging your cards, you can declare your hand by discarding the 14th card to the “Finish Slot.” If your declaration is valid, you will be the winner of the game.

At the beginning of the game, each player is dealt 13 cards. The remaining cards form the closed deck and the first card from the closed deck is placed face up on the table to form the open deck. A random card is selected as the wild Joker and all the cards of that value become wild Jokers. When the game begins, a player has to draw from the closed deck or the open deck and then discard a card to the open deck. Players get turns in a clockwise direction.

Scoring

In Points Rummy, the cards from the highest to the lowest are as follows:

A, K, Q, J, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2

Face cards and aces are worth 10 points each. The numbered cards are worth their face values. The Joker is worth zero points.

The Winner’s Score: The player who makes a valid declaration first is the winner and gets zero points. The winnings are calculated by using the following formula: Winnings = (Sum of points of all opponents) X (Rupee value of the point) – Osom Rummy Fee

Let us understand how winnings are calculated for the winner:

Suppose 4 players are playing a Re. 1/point game. Player 1 declares his cards and the other players lose by 20, 10 and 40 points. The winner will get = 1x (20+10+40) = 70 rupees, which will be credited to the winner’s account after deducting a very small Osom Rummy fee.

Losing Players’ Score: The losing players get penalty points for every ungrouped card. For example, if a player has the 6 of Hearts, the 10 of Spades, and the Ace of Clubs that are not a part of any sequence/set, then he/she will get 6+10+10=26 points as a penalty. However, there are two exceptions:

If a player does not have a pure sequence, then all the points of all the cards will be added up for the penalty.

If a player has a pure sequence, only the points of unarranged cards will be added up for the penalty.

Maximum Points In Points Rummy, the maximum points a player can get is 80. So even if your unarranged cards add up to 90, you will get 80 points only.

'Drop' option

While playing rummy, every player has an option to leave the game. This can be done by using the ‘Drop’ button present at the left corner of every game.

When you get a weak hand or bad cards, you can choose to opt out of the gamel. This can be done by using the “Drop” button. It allows you to leave a table without losing by a huge margin.

First Drop: When a player drops without picking any card, it is a first drop. The penalty for a first drop is 20 points.

Middle Drop: When a player drops after picking at least one card, it is a middle drop. The penalty for a middle drop is 40 points.

Consecutive Misses: When a player misses three consecutive turns, he/she is dropped out of the game automatically and that is considered a middle drop, with a penalty of 40 points.

10-card Rummy

As the name suggests, 10 cards are used in the game. The game can be played by 2 to 6 players. It is better to play with the maximum number of players as that provides more excitement.

10-cards rummy and 13-card rummy have similar play and rules.

Like other rummy variants, 10-card rummy is a draw and discard game. Your objective is to meld your cards by picking a card from the open deck or closed deck on each turn and discarding a card from your hand.

Cards can be melded into sets and sequences.

To help you with melding your cards, you have Jokers! Jokers can be used to replace any missing cards and form sets and sequences.

Apart from printed Jokers, there are wild Jokers that are selected randomly after 10-cards are dealt to each player. All suit cards having the same value as the Jokers will be treated as wild Jokers in that round.

You need to form sets and sequences with the 10 cards you are dealt. Once you have melded your cards, you need to discard your final card to the ‘Finish’ slot to declare your win.

Before you declare, you need to make sure that you have a valid hand. Do not declare your hand unless you have valid sequences and sets, or you will get the maximum minus points as a penalty.

In 10-card rummy, a valid hand should consist of at least one pure sequence and the rest of the cards into sets or sequences. A pure sequence is a sequence that does not use any Joker as a substitute card, though the Joker can be used in its original value as a card of its original suit.

10-Card Rummy is played for points. Each card has a point, and your aim is to score the minimum points to win. So, if you make a valid declaration first, you will win by getting zero points.

If your opponent declares their hand successfully before you, the total points of your cards that are not melded will be your score.

Scoring

Face cards are worth 10 points each.

Ace: 10 points

King: 10 points

Queen: 10 points

Jack: 10 points

Other cards are worth the points printed on them.

In 10-cards rummy, the maximum points that you can get is 60. This means that even if the sum of your unmatched cards is more than 60, you will get only 60 points.

Wrong Declaration: You will get the maximum points (60) if you make a wrong declaration.

First Drop: You will get 15 points if you drop the game before making a move.

Middle Drop: You will get 30 points if you drop the game after making a move or in the middle of the game.

Pool Rummy

Pool Rummy is an interesting variant of Indian Rummy. It is the longest variation, available in two formats: 101 pool and 201 pool. As the name suggests, the cash game is played for a fixed entry fee, which goes to the prize pool. Players whose score reaches 101 points (in 101 pool) or 201 points (in 201 pool) get eliminated from the game.

On Osom Rummy, the winnings in a Pool Rummy game are calculated by using the following formula:

Winnings = (Entry Fee x Number of Players) – Osom Rummy Fee.

How to play

The play of Pool Rummy is similar to that of Points Rummy. The only element that differentiates it from other variants is the elimination of players.

Usually, 2 to 6 players play the game using one or two standard decks of 52 cards each plus one Joker per deck. The Joker plays a crucial role in the game.

Each player is dealt 13 cards randomly, one at a time. A random toss is made to decide the player who will make the first move

The objective of the game is to arrange cards in sequences, or sequences and sets, and make a valid declaration. You must have at least two sequences out of which one must be a pure sequence. The remaining cards should be arranged in sequences or sets.

To win a Pool Rummy game, players should score as low as possible and not reach the maximum pool limit, i.e. 101 points (101 pool) or 201 points (201 pool). The player who reaches that limit gets eliminated and the last player left alone at the table wins the game.

When cards are dealt, the remaining cards are placed face down on the table to form the closed deck. The top card from the closed deck is placed face up on the table to form the open deck. On their turn, every player has to draw a card from the closed deck or the open deck and then discard one card to the open deck. When your cards are arranged according to the rules, you can declare by discarding the 14th card to the “Finish Slot.” The player who meets the objective of the game first is the winner.

Scoring

In Pool Rummy, the winner of the game gets zero points. The losing players get points on the basis of the ungrouped cards in their hands. The values of the cards are given below:

Face cards: (Ks, Qs, Js) and aces (A’s): 10 points each

Numbered cards: (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10): Same as their face values.

Jokers (printed/wild): Zero points.

The Winner’s Score: The player who meets the objective of the game first is the winner. The winnings are calculated by using the following formula:

Winnings = (Entry fee X Number of players) – Osom Rummy fee.

Example - 5 players are playing a Pool Rummy game that has a fixed entry fee of Rs. 200 each. The prize pool of the game will be 200 x 5 = Rs.1000. The winner of the game will get the following amount as the prize: Rs. 1000 – Osom Rummy fee.

Losing Players’ Score: Here is the point calculation for losing players:

If a player has created two sequences, including a pure sequence, only the points of the ungrouped cards will be added up.

If a player declares without any sequence, the points of all the cards will be added up.

If a player makes an invalid declaration, the penalty points will be 80.

If a player misses three consecutive turns, he/she will be automatically dropped out of the game, with a penalty of 40 points in 101 Pool Rummy and 50 points in 201 Pool Rummy.

Maximum Score of a Player:In Pool Rummy, a player gets eliminated when he/she reaches the maximum score limit of 101 points (in 101 pool) or 201 points (in 201 pool).

'Drop' option

A player can exit the deal by using the “Drop” button. But the player can join the game back with penalty points.

In Pool Rummy, there are two types of drops:

First drop - The player drops without picking any card: 20.

Middle drop- The player drops after picking a card: 40.

Deals Rummy

Deals Rummy is a unique variant of Rummy. Among other variants is a slightly more challenging format and is usually played between 2 to 6 players. As the name suggests, the game is played for a pre-defined number of deals (2 deals, 3 deals) Each player is allocated a fixed number of chips at the beginning of the game. The player with the highest number of chips at the end of the final deal is the winner of the game.

Deals Rummy is played using one or two standard decks of cards, including Jokers. The game begins with chips allocation to each player at the table. The number of chips is pre-defined and so is the number of deals.

The objective of the game is to create sequences, or sequences and sets. For a valid declaration, there should be at least two sequences out of which at least one must be a pure sequence. After arranging your cards, you can finish a deal by discarding the 14th card to the “Finish Slot” and then declaring your hand. If your declaration is valid, you will be the winner of the deal.

A random toss is made to decide which player will make the first move. Then cards are dealt and each player gets 13 cards. The remaining cards from the deck form the closed deck. The cards discarded by players form a part of the open deck, which is kept face up. On their turn, each player has to pick a card and then discard an unwanted card.

Scoring

The values of the cards are given below:

Face cards: (Ks, Qs, Js) and aces (A’s): 10 points each

Numbered cards: (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10): Same as their face values.

Jokers (printed/wild): Zero points.

Winning player’s Score:The player who meets the objective first is the winner and gets zero points. The formula used to calculate the winnings for each deal in Deals Rummy is as follows:

Winnings = (Entry Fee × Number of Players) – Osom Rummy Fee.

For example, if 2 players are playing a Deals Rummy game and the entry fee is Rs. 10 each. Player 2 declares his cards. The winnings calculated will be as follows:

Winnings = (10x2) – Osom Rummy Fee.

Losing Players’ Score:When a player declares before the first turn of their opponent, it is called a deal show. Point calculation for a deal show is as follows:

The losing player will get half his/her total points. For instance, if his/her total points are 40, the player will get 20 points.

The minimum points that a losing player can get is 2.

The maximum points a losing player can get is 40 (for a total score of 80 or more).

Maximum Points:The maximum points a player can get is 80. For example, if your cards are worth 100 points, the points will still be capped at 80.

'Drop' option

When you get a weak hand or bad cards, you can choose to opt out of the deal. This can be done by using the “Drop” button. It allows you to leave a table without losing by a huge margin.

First Drop: When a player drops without picking any card, it is a first drop. The penalty for a first drop is 20 points.

Middle Drop: When a player drops after picking at least one card, it is a middle drop. The penalty for a middle drop is 40 points.

Consecutive Misses: When a player misses three consecutive turns, he/she is dropped out of the deal automatically and that is considered a middle drop, with a penalty of 40 points.