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Rummy aka "Rum" Rules

Goal

The goal of the game is simple: get rid of all your cards before your opponent does. In order to get rid of your cards you must form what's know as a "set" or a "run." A set is 3 or 4 cards of the same value, for example the 10 of spades, 10 of diamonds and 10 of hearts. A run is 3 or more consecutive cards of the same suit like 3 of spades, 4 of spades, 5 of spades.

When you have a set or run in your hand it will be taken from your hand and laid down on the table automatically. Either player is then able to add to the cards which have already been laid down. Once a player has laid down all of their cards, the other player's cards are totaled up and added to the previous round's total. The rounds continue in this manner until one player reaches or goes over 100, at which point the player below 100 wins!

Scoring

These are just the basics. For more in depth rules of Rummy, check out rules on White Knuckle or the Rummy page on Pagat.

Strategy

If you get bored here, we have plenty of other games to play! Maybe go play the card game hearts or the card game spades or the card game solitaire!