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Game rules overview

This page contains a summary of the rules of a game in Rummi. Read the page about a specific rule to learn all details of that rule.

Most of these rules also apply to Rummy games in general, including Rummikub®.
  • The game is played with two full decks of playing cards (totalling 104 cards). As an alternative, you can choose to play with a set of tiles in four different colors, numbered from 1 to 13 (like in Rummikub®). In the Rummi help files, the word cards is used to refer to both cards and tiles.
  • At the start of the game, each player is dealt a number of cards. More »
  • Playing in turns, you should try and play your cards into valid melds onto the table. More »
  • In some games, you only have a limited time to complete your turn. More »
  • You win the game if you are the first to get rid of all your cards. More »
  • A game may be played with a set of cards that also contains two jokers (wildcards), that can be used in place of any other card. There may be restrictions on how you can use jokers. More »
    At the end of the game, a joker still in your hand counts extra. More »
  • In some games, there is a discard pile from where you may take a card, and where you have to play a card in each turn. More »
    In some games, you must play the last card that you took from the discard pile, in the same turn. More »
    In some games, you must play to the discard pile even if you can win the game. More »
  • At the start of your turn, you may have to draw cards from the stock or the discard pile. More »
    In some games, you must play something if you can. More »
    If you can't (or won't) play, you may have to draw more cards from the stock. More »
  • In the turn where you play your first cards onto the table, there may be additional restrictions. More »
  • In some games, Aces (ones) may be used either as a low or as a high value. More »
  • In some games, you may trade duplicate cards that otherwise would be hard to get rid of. More »
  • In some games, two spare cells contain extra cards available to all players. More »
  • In some games, you may knock to end the game early, while you still have cards in your hand. More »
  • If you play invalid melds on the table, you will get a penalty. More »
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