# What is Points Rummy

Points rummy is a single deal format of rummy that is very popular among all rummy enthusiasts. The winner of the game is the one who makes a valid declaration first, and the winning amount depends on the point value of the game.

Points rummy is probably the fastest among all rummy variants and this is why it is loved by all. It is a 13 card variant of rummy which is played between 2 to 6 players.

## How to Play and Rules of Points Rummy

Here are the things to keep in mind while playing Points rummy:

- Each player gets 13 cards at the start of the game.
- The winner of the game is the player who makes a valid declaration first.
- The winning amount depends on the point value of the game and the ungrouped cards of the losing players.

## How is the Score Calculated in Points Rummy

The score is calculated based on the ungrouped cards in Points rummy. Let’s understand this with an example:

Game type: 6-player game Players: A, B, C, D, E, F, G Point value: ₹1 (every point is worth ₹1)

Players | Player A | Player B | Player C | Player D | Player E | Player F |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Points | Winner | 15 points | 25 points | 10 points | 20 points | 5 points |

As you can see, “A” has the game and the sum of points of the ungrouped cards of other players is as listed above. The total of their points is 15+25+10+20+5 = 75. “A” has won ₹75 in this game, since each point is worth ₹1.

## How is the Winning Amount Calculated in Points Rummy

As mentioned above, the winning amount depends on the point value of the game and the number of points your opponents have at the time of a valid declaration. Points game on RummyCulture range between the point value of ₹0.01 to ₹500 point.

## What is the Point Value?

Point value is the monetary value of each point in a Points game. For example, in a ₹1 Point game, each point is worth ₹1, similarly in a ₹500 Point game, each point is worth ₹500.

So, let's say you win a ₹10 Point game in which the sum of all the points of your opponents is 100, then you will win ₹10x100 = ₹1,000.

## How Does the Drop Option Work in Points Rummy

If you think that the cards you got in a Points game are not great, you can always choose to “drop” from the game. But, a penalty will be applied to your score if you do so:

Game | First Drop | Mid Drop |
---|---|---|

Points game | 20 points | 40 points. |

Also, if you make an invalid declaration, you get penalised with 80 points.