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What is Deals Rummy

Deals rummy is a popular format of the game and it is probably the first one a new player starts with. The concept of the game is simple, there are a pre-decided number of deals that take place and the overall winner of all those deals is the winner of the game.

It is a popular format because of its simplicity and is usually played between 2 to 6 players. Like any other rummy formats, Deals rummy requires critical thinking and practice.

Deals Rummy
Deals Rummy

Millions of people enjoy Deals rummy online. It is a 13-card game that has its sub-variants. On RummyCulture, you can play either 2-player 1-deal, 2-player 2-deals, or a 6-player 3-deals game. The advantage of playing online Deals rummy on RummyCulture is that you don’t need to wait for players. With loads of players online, the game starts as soon as you select a table.

How to Play and Rules of Deals Rummy

Deals rummy in RummyCulture is very easy to play and follows the basic rummy rules. Here are the things to keep in mind:

  • Each player gets a pre-decided number of points at the start of each game. The number of points varies depending on the sub-variant that you choose.
  • The winner of a deal gets rewarded with certain points. The number of points depends on the ungrouped cards of the opponents.
  • At the end of the pre-decided number of deals, the player with the most number of points wins the game.

How is the Score Calculated in Deals Rummy

Scoring in deals rummy works like any other rummy game. The number of points you lose will be equal to the number of ungrouped cards you have when your opponent makes a valid declaration. Similarly, if you make a valid declaration, the number of points you win a deal will be equal to the ungrouped cards of your opponent. Let’s understand this with an example:

Game type: 6-player 3-deals

Players: A, B, C, D, E, F

Starting points stack: 240

DealsPlayer APlayer BPlayer CPlayer DPlayer EPlayer F
Deal 1Winner15 points10 points20 points40 points20 points
Deal 230 pointsWinner10 points15 points25 points30 points
Deal 35 points25 pointsWinner15 points20 points20 points

Here is the point calculation for the above game:

DealsA (240)B (240)C (240)D (240)E (240)F (240)
Deal 1+110-20-10-20-40-20
Deal 2-30+110-10-15-25-30
Deal 3-5-25+85-15-20-20

At the end of the 3 deals, their points stack will be as follows

PointsPlayer APlayer BPlayer CPlayer DPlayer EPlayer F
Point stack after 3 deals315310305190155170

As you can see, the winner of this game at the end of 3 deals will be A, since it has the most points.

How Does the Drop Option Work in Deals Rummy

In Deals rummy, the penalty points for dropping in a game vary depending on the fact whether it’s a first drop or a mid-drop. First-drop is when you drop from the game on your first turn while mid-drop is when you drop from the game after your first turn.

FormatFirst DropMid Drop
2-player 1-dealNot allowedNot allowed
2-player 2-deals20 points40 points
6-player 3-deals20 points40 points

Since a 2-player 1-deal game involves only one deal, dropping from it would mean that you will lose the game. This is why you are not allowed to drop in this format.

Penalty for Missing Moves

When you don’t take any action on your turn, it is known as a missed move. On RummyCulture, if you miss a certain number of moves consecutively, you are automatically dropped from the game. You can choose to select up to 2 missed consecutive moves before you get dropped from a game on RummyCulture.

If you get dropped after missing moves, you get a 40-point penalty, which is equivalent to a mid-drop. However, if the missed move occurs on your first turn and you have chosen to get dropped after 1 missed move, you will be penalised with 20 points, which is equivalent to a first-drop.

How are Points Allocated at the Beginning of the Game

At the beginning of the game, each player is allocated a fixed number of points on RummyCulture. These points vary depending on the variant you are playing.

Game2-player 1-deal2-player 2-deals6-player 3-deals
Points allocation80 points each160 points each240 points each

The number of points you get at the start is equal to the maximum number of points you can lose in that game.

How are Points Settled at the End of the Game

On RummyCulture, at the end of each deal in a Deals rummy game, the winner gets points depending on the ungrouped cards of the opponents.

At the end of the pre-decided number of deals, the player with the most points wins the game.


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