Card Game: Rummy


The Rules

Rummy is a great tactical game for two or more players.

Set Up

If two people are playing deal each player 10 cards

If three or four people are playing deal each player 7 cards

If five or six people are playing deal each player 6 cards

The rest of the deck is placed face down in the centre of the play area and is known as the stock.


The objective of the game is to get rid of all your cards.

On the player's turn they may put down cards in a few ways.

As a Run - Three or more cards in sequence of the same suit.

As a Set - Three or four cards of the same number or picture.

On a player's turn, they may add to a Run as shown above.

Note that players may add to either end of a Run.

Before play decide if an Ace is high or low.

Players may also add to Sets as shown above.

Step 1

At the start of the first player's turn they must draw a card from the stock pile.

Step 2

If they form any Sets or Runs in their hand they must place them in the middle.

Step 3

At the end of a player’s turn they must discard one card and place it face up on the discard pile.

The next player may take a card from the face down stock or from the face up discard pile.

Either way they must also discard a card at the end of their turn.

Once the stock pile is exhausted turn over the discard pile and use that as the stock.

Step 4

The first player to get rid of all of their cards wins!

The last player left with cards is the loser.

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