Gin Rummy is a very popular card game. It is played with a standard deck of playing cards. In a 2 player game 10 cards are dealt to each player, in a 3-4 player game 7. Play moves around the table with each player drawing and discarding 1 card each turn. The goal is to get ‘Gin’, or all your cards in melds. You can also knock if your deadwood is 10 or under, but you run the risk of being undercut and losing the game. Gin Rummy is a fun game to play, if you don’t know how to play you should check out the tutorial video. It is so easy to learn!
Kalooki 40 is the British version of Kalooki 51 (also Kaluki or Kalookie). It is played with a standard deck, and then 2 jokers added. The addition of the jokers really spices up the play. The jokers add an element of skill as they can be shifted from one position to another as long as yoiu have a proper replacement. A rule that can surprise a new player is that you may not pick up cards from the discard pile unless you can lay a meld. The winner is the player who disposes all their cards first, either all at once called a hunt or gradually through building and meld called going out.
Kalooki 51 (also Kaluki or Kalookie) is a Rummy game with jokers. The jokers make this a game that a skilled player can dominate at. It is important to look for the best way to use the jokers to play the most melds, and trap your opponent with points. In this game the total pints of your melds in your hand must reach 51 before you can lay them down. The winner is the first person to dispose of all their cards. This is a fun game that will keep you thinking of ways to improve.
Oklahoma Gin is a very popular Gin Rummy game variant. The winner of the game is the first player to dispose of all his cards at once, called Gin. Another winning move consists of disposing of all the cards at once with a deadwood count that is lower then or equal to the opening card’s face value, called a Knock. Lastly, a player can win the game by having a deadwood count lower than the Knocker’s deadwood count called an Undercut. This is a good quality classic rummy game.
Traditional Rummy is based on the play structure shared with all the Rummy variants. The winner is the first player to ‘Go Rummy’, that is to lay down all of the cards in their hand at once. Another way to win the game is to be the first player to gradually dispose of all the cards in their hand, called Going Out. In traditional Rummy there are no restrictions regarding when one is allowed to lay down melds or add matching cards to existing melds. So you can lay down melds, and add to other melds at any time.