Playing Deals Rummy at RummyCircle.com

One of the several game formats offered at RummyCircle.com is Deals Rummy. This is a popular variant amongst the players on the website. The game has simple rules to follow which are the same as in the basic rummy format. Players in this game play with chips that are allocated at the beginning of the deal for pre-decided number of deals. One winner of the game wins all the chips at the end of each deal. After all the deals are played, the player with the maximum number of chips is announced as the winner of the game.

Here’s how deals rummy is played on RummyCircle.com step by step –

This game is a 2 to 6 player game and is played with 1 or more packs of 53 cards each; this includes one printed joker per pack –

Getting started

The game begins with each player being allocated a fixed number of chips. These payers will play for a pre-decided number of deals. The player to make the first move is decided after a toss. Every player is dealt a hand of 13 cards randomly. First card from the pack is placed in the open deck indicating that the game has started. Rest of the cards are placed face-down in the closed deck slot. The joker card is randomly selected at the beginning of each game. A special and noteworthy provision in the game is that if a printed joker is selected as joker for a game, then players can also use Ace card of any suit as a joker in their sets and / or sequences.

Playing the game

The objective of each player in the game is to build a meld that is arranged in sets and/or sequences. Every player turn by turn picks/discards a card from the closed/open deck to complete their meld. You are allowed to use one or more jokers to complete your sets and/or sequences. The player can move a card to the finish slot to declare sets and sequences.

Declaring

In case a player wishes to declare, then he needs to do so by showing the cards in hand by grouping them in sets/sequences and clicking on ‘Declare’ button. It is compulsory to have at least two sequences of which one is a pure sequence to declare the game. A Pure Sequence is a one without a Joker. In case the game is using two decks of cards, then the use of the same card twice is not allowed, for e.g. 5 ♠ 5 ♠ 5 ♥ is not a valid set.

Announcing the winner

After the pre-decided number of deals are over, the players are assigned ranks in the order of their chip count. The player to collect the highest number of chips on a table will be assigned the highest rank. In case of a tie, the concerned players will play a tie breaker game.