One of the cards games more diffuse and richer of varying
Some say the game was invented in Mexico and entered the southern United States at the end of the
Nineteenth Century. Then, the game traveled to England where it was called "Rum" and later "Rummy".
The Rules in short
Rummy is played with two decks of French playing cards with the Jokers (108 cards), distributing
a variable number of cards to each player one by one.
Remaining cards, face down, make the Stock.
The top card is turned face up, and placed to the side of the Stock to begin the Discard Pile.
Rummy's purpose is to order own cards to form combinations so as to close the round by melding all
the cards onto the table and, discarding or not last card, to compel the opponent to pay the equivalent
of the cards not grouped still in his possession.
These combinations, that must be composed at least of three cards, are of two type:
Cards of the same value:
- Three or Four of a kind: Three or four cards of different suit.
Cards of the same suit:
- Sequence: Three or more cards placed in sequence,
- Flush: All cards without any other criteria, without a Joker,
- Rummy: All cards in one sequence, without a Joker.
- The Jokers can take the place of any card in games melded.
- Every meld can contain only one Joker.
Course of game:
- Each player can take a card from the Stock or the opponent's discard from the Discard Pile.
- If a player can close places all the cards as melds onto the table discarding or not a card.
- Every round ends when a player, puts down all his cards as melds (or knocks, if allowed).
Play Rummy against the computer
In setting up this game, I have followed the principles of the game
according to the instructions of a specialised book on the matter:
In order to realize this game I have used the images of the cards of the Company
Teodomiro Dal Negro S.p.A.
that has authorized their reproduction.
With this version of Rummy you will be able to establish:
- to play with one or two decks of cards, with or without the Jolly,
- how many cards for any player (7, 9, 10 or 13),
- to play "at Points" or "at Rounds" establishing the score to get to in the game or the
number of rounds to close to win the game,
- if the closing must be "at zero" putting down all the cards or "at points" (5 o 10)
leaving in own hand one or more cards of which addition don't exceed how choosed,
- if assign or not bonus to the player that closes the round,
- the disposition of the cards, in your hand and in your opening, increasing or decreasing,
- to play with or without special effects (music, sounds, noises and other computer effects),
- the speed of the game and of the cards played by the computer,
- the background of the playing table and the style of the cards.
The computer will take care of saving interrupted games (even mid-play!) and to memorize
who all the players were, their scores and classification.
At this point, the game is in your hands and I can assure you the computer does not cheat!
though it does play rather well...
Download Rummy now and try the demo version which will allow you to try it out.
If you enjoy it, you can purchase it directly by the game.
Please, read carefully the page "Purchase information and prices".