Wisdom behind online rummy card games

May 13, 2017 News  No comments

Have you ever thought about the reasons behind the rules of 13 card online rummy card games? We know it might sound silly to analyze about the game that is insanely popular. But to scrutinize something that is immensely popular is human nature. While scrutinizing the reasons behind the massive reach of online rummy, we had to come across various questions – Why are the joker cards used in this game? Why online rummy sites allow a maximum of 6 players in a rummy table? Why are cards dealt randomly? Of all the playing card games, why does rummy stand out as the most exciting one?

Indian-Rummy---Social-Economic-Impact1In fact, there is an underlying wisdom in all the activities that we do. No matter what the activity is, be it a ritual or a daily routine, we do it with a purpose. Online rummy is no different; there is an underlying wisdom in all the activities that are followed in online rummy.

The wisdom behind rummy card games:

1. No of Players

Most of the online rummy only allows 2-6 players in a table. The main reason behind this to retain the charm of the game and ensure competitiveness prevails throughout the game. We have heard the saying “too many cooks spoil the broth” – this holds true in online rummy, as too many players will make the game lose its sheen.

2. No of Decks

The number of decks is proportional to the number of players playing the game. Assuming 6 players play the game, we cannot use a single deck as it is insufficient for the number of players. It is only logical that two decks of cards are used for a game that features 6 players.

3. Shuffling of cards

The traditional way of playing rummy may lead to the bad shuffling. There are high chances that certain players are dealt favorable cards that can swing the game in their favor. In online rummy, everything is automated and shuffling/ dealing of cards will be done in seconds, arbitrarily. It makes the battlefield even and gives everyone a fair chance to win. Also, other factors that can influence the outcome like favoritism and abuse are prevented.

4. Joker Cards

Joker cards are primarily meant to provide everyone a fair chance to win. It is highly impossible to meld 13 cards without joker as the probability of getting all the cards in order is extremely low. At certain instances of offline rummy, apart from the printed jokers, a card is selected and kept face down that acts as a joker card. This makes sure everyone has a fair shot at getting the joker card.

The idea behind making pure sequence mandatory for declaring a show is what that makes rummy a game of skill more than being a game of chance. This ensures that none of the players have any unfair advantages in the game.

5. Pure Sequence

The idea behind making pure sequence mandatory for declaring a show is what that makes rummy a game of skill more than being a game of chance. This ensures that none of the players have any unfair advantages in the game.

6. Middle drop

A player’s maximum score in Rummy is 80. If a player drops the game in the first turn, he/she get 20 points and the game continues till a winner emerges. If a player drops the game in any other turn, he/she gets 40 points. The wisdom behind this is that players don’t lose much money.

7. Scoring Pattern

10 points for A, K, Q, J, 10 while the points of the numerical cards (from 2 to 10) of all suites are their Face value.  This shows that a lot of thinking has gone behind the scoring pattern.

This clearly shows that game of rummy was not an arbitrary knee-jerk invention among card games. So, it’s not surprising that rummy remains as the most preferred of all the free card games available in the market.

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