Rummy Glossary & Terms – Time to Boost Your Rummy Knowledge!

Today we’ll discuss about the terminology used in online rummy to have a better understanding of the game. So, let’s check out these terms –

rummy terminology  and glossary

Table –

Typically, a game of rummy is played on a table where players join to play 13 card rummy with 2 or 6 players.

Deck Of Cards -

A standard deck of cards contains 52 cards with 13 ranks of each of the four suits: Clubs, Diamonds, Spades and Hearts. Each suit includes an Ace2, a King, a Queen, a Jack and ranks from two to ten.

There is also one colorful card or wild card in a deck i.e. Joker card.

Joker & Paper Joker –

After dealing the cards to every player, one card is randomly picked from the closed deck which becomes the joker for that particular game; also called as cut-joker or paper-joker. Apart from this, there will be 2 more Joker with Joker as printed on them. These Joker cards are used to complete the set. However, there must be 1 pure sequence to make a valid set.

Dealing –

To start the rummy game, every player must be given the cards. The act of distributing the cards to every player is called dealing.

Draw and Discard –

In every game type, every player is dealt with 13 cards and rest of the cards are kept in the middle of the table. When a player gets his chance, he has to draw a card either from the closed pack or the discarded pile.

Once he draws the card, he needs to get rid of one card which is useless. This is called discarding.

Group –

Group option allows users to create a set of cards and groups them together according to their choice. On Ace2Three table, when a user clicks on more than one card, a “group” option shows up and clicking on it creates a separate group for the selected cards.

Meld and Show –

In rummy games, every player is dealt with 13 cards and the main aim is to arrange these cards into 4 sets of 4, 3, 3 and 3 groups; where 1 pure life is a mandatory set. Once the player is done with completing the set, he needs to arrange the cards for validation. The action of arranging the cards in groups is called Meld.  And the action of melding cards and sending them for validation is Show.

However, to place a successful show, a player’s cards must be arranged in the sequences which should be matched with the rummy guidelines.

What are Chips?

Chips are something which is required to play games on Ace2Three. When a player wants to play a game, a specific number of chips are deducted from the account. Similarly, when a player wins the game a specific number of chips are added to the account.

Three type of Chips are there at Ace2Three –

  1. Play Chips –Play chips are the one which is used to play free games and can be reloaded anytime.
  2. Real Chips –Real chips are required to play games for real cash and need to be purchased.
  3. Tournament Chips –These are used only in multi-table tournaments and are added once you register for any tournament.

Validation Rules 

To make a successful show, a player must have 1 pure life and 1 set with or without Joker.

What is a Pure Life?

A sequence of 3 or more cards of the same suit is called a pure life. A player must have one pure life to make a show.

For Example –  

 pure sequence

What is a Set? (With and without Joker)

A set is a group of cards with the same value but belongs to different suits. Or Joker is also used to complete the set.

Example 1  –

rummy sequence joker

Example 2 - Here 5 is a paper-joker or cut-joker

rummy sequence

Drop –

A player can quit the game before drawing the first card, this is called Drop.

  • For 101 Pool – the score is 20
  • For 201 Pool – the score is 25
  • A player cannot drop in Best of 2 & Best of 3.

Middle Drop –

The action of dropping the game after the game starts is called middle drop.

  • For 101 Pool – the score is 40
  • For 201 Pool – the score is 50
  • A player cannot drop in Best of 2 and Best of 3.

 Full Count –

The maximum possible score for one round is termed as full count. For any type of rummy game at Ace2Three – the full count is 80.

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