# Point

## What is Points Rummy?

Points rummy is a variant of 13 cards indian rummy where players play for points with pre-decided rupee value. One player who make the first valid declaration wins the game with 0 points and win all the cash based on the opponents total points. It is one of the most popular and fastest variant of rummy games Winnings =(Sum of all points that opponents get) X (Rupee value of the point) - fees.

## How is Points Rummy Played?

### Points Rummy is played between 2 to 5 players with 2 packs of cards (including one printed joker per pack).

- Players play for points which have a pre-decided rupee value.
- Each player must bring a minimum amount to the table.
- A toss will decide which player makes the first move.
- Each player is dealt a set of 13 cards randomly.
- First card from the pack is placed in the open deck indicating that the game has started.
- Remaining cards are placed face-down in the closed deck slot.
- A joker card is randomly selected at the beginning of each game.
- Printed Joker: In case 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.
- Objective : Arrange all 13 cards in-hand in sequences and/or sets.
- Each player takes turns to pick/discard a card from closed/open deck to complete sets and/or sequences.
- You can use one or more joker to complete your sets and/or sequences.
- You can move a card to the finish slot to declare your sets and sequences.
- To declare the player must show the cards in hand by grouping them in sets/sequences and clicking on 'Declare' button.
- Compulsory: To finish the game, you must declare at least two sequences, one of which must be a pure sequence.
- Caution: With two decks, you cannot use the same card twice in a set for instance 7 ♠ 7 ♠ 7 ♥ is not a valid set.

## How is the Scoring Done in Points Rummy?

Deciding the winner : The first player to finish after meeting the game objective wins. The winner gets 0 points.

- If one or more players drop he game in their first move, they get 20 points each and the game continues till a single winner emerges.
- If one or more players drop one or more players drop the game after their first move, they get 40 points each and the game continues till a single winner emerges.
- If a player declares without meeting the game objective, he/she gets 80 points and the game continues till there is a winner.

Points calculation for the player who loses:

Each card carries a certain number of points. The losing player gets points equal to his/her hand score which is computed as follows :

- J, Q, K, A of any suit carry 10 points each.
- All other numbered cards carry the same points as their face value e.g. 7 carries 7 points and 3 carries 3 points.
- Joker cards carry zero points.
- At the end of the game, a losing player's hand score is computed by adding points for cards that are not grouped as sets/sequences with the following exceptions.
- If the losing player has no pure sequence, all cards are counted.
- If the losing player does not have two sequences, but has a pure sequence, only the pure sequence is not counted.

- A player can get a maximum of 80 points. For instance, if a player's hand score is 85 he/she will still get only 80 points. But if a player's hand score is 75, he/she will get 75 points.
- Special case : If a player misses 2 consecutive turns, he/she is dropped automatically from the game. This means that this player gets a middle drop score of 20 or 40 points.

## What are the Maximum Points a Player Can Get?

A player can get a maximum of 80 points. This means that irrespective of the player holding higher value cards, the points are capped at 80.

Anything below 80 is awarded as is.

## How are the Winnings Calculated in Points Rummy?

One winner wins all the Cash at the end of each game as follows:

Winnings =(Sum of points of all opponents) X (Rupee-value of the point) - Fees

E.g.: 5 players play a 'r 2 / Point' Rummy game. Player 5 declares and the other four players lose with 10, 20, 30 and 40 points respectively. The winner's Cash Prize will be calculated as 2 x (10 + 20 + 30 + 40) = r 200. This will be credited to the winner's account after deduction of the Fee.