If you enjoy card games, here's a Rummy game online you can play against the computer or a friend.
To begin, click the Small, Medium, or Large link under the picture at left. This opens the game in a pop-up window.
Note: This is an HTML5 game. It doesn't require the Adobe Flash Player. The game should run in any modern browser.
If you've never played Rummy, give it a try anyway. The game isn't difficult to learn.
And if you like this game, you might also enjoy the other free HTML5 games on this site.
HOW TO PLAY. Rummy is a card game with two or more players and a 52-card deck of standard playing cards. In this version, up to four players can participate, either computer opponents or friends online.
Each player receives 7 cards for their hand. The goal of Rummy is to arrange your hand into special combinations, or melds. There are two kinds of "melds". These are "runs" and "books".
1) A run is a "straight" in a row, where your cards are in numerical order with no gaps. For example, 2-3-4 is a straight run. So is 10-Jack-Queen.
2) A book is three or four of a kind. For example, 8 Hearts-8 Clubs-8 Spades is a book. So is King Diamonds-King Spades-King Hearts-King Clubs.
In this Rummy game online, three-of-a-kind is called Tris. Four-of-a-kind is called Poker. A straight is called a Straight. The first person to arrange their cards into a run or a book wins.
In some versions of Rummy, there can be a "wild" card that represents whichever value the player wants. This multiplayer Rummy game online does not use the wildcard feature.
After the cards are dealt, the rest of the cards are stacked on the table as the Draw pile, also called the Stock. The top card is turned over face up to start the Waste pile.
Each player, when it's their turn, has the choice to choose a card from the Stock pile or from the Waste pile. Then they check to see whether they can place a run or book on the table.
If not, they discard a card and the turn moves to the next player. The play continues clockwise around the table.
When a player places down all their cards in a run or book, they win the round. Their score for the round is the sum of the card ranks of the opponents.
Face cards count for 10 points. Aces count for 1 point. Other cards count for their face value. For example, a 10-K-7-8-4 hand would be worth 10+10+7+8+4 = 39 points. If the player places all cards on the table in one turn, their points are doubled.
The first player to 150 points wins the game.
Card games like this multiplayer Rummy game online train important brain skills such as concentration, logical reasoning, and mathematical skills. Play these games often to give your brain a boost!
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