10 Cards Rummy

Introduction Top

Among all the versions of rummy, 10 cards rummy is the shortest one. A table of 10 cards rummy must have a minimum of 2 players and a maximum of 6 players.

  • A game of 10 Cards Rummy played between more than 2 players (Between 3 to 6 players) is played with 2 Decks of Cards (53 cards in each deck).
  • A game of 10 Cards Rummy between 2 players is played with only 1 Deck of Cards (53 Cards in the deck).

Gameplay Top

10 cards rummy is played just like traditional rummy. Each player is dealt 10 cards in the beginning. All players at the table play in successive turns of picking up a card and discarding a card.

A Player must pick a card either from the open deck or the closed deck of cards. Simultaneously the player must discard a card, to maintain the total number of cards as 10 in hand. The winner is the one who melds all his/her cards and declares before other players.

10 Card Rummy Rules Top

  • The rules for 10-card rummy are quite simple. For a player to win a particular game or a round, they must form a minimum of 1 pure sequence which is mandatory.
  • After forming the pure sequence, the player needs to form sets or sequences (pure or impure).
  • The player can form valid sets by grouping more than 3 cards of the same value from different suits without the repetition of the cards from the same suit.

10 Cards Rummy Variants Top

There are 3 variants in this entertaining rummy game:

  • Points Rummy
  • Pool Rummy
    • 101 Pool Rummy
    • 201 Pool Rummy
  • Deals Rummy
    • Best of 2
    • Best of 3
    • Best of 6

Points Calculation in 10 Cards Rummy game Top

All face cards which are ace, king, queen and jack have a value of 10 points each. The printed cards or numbered cards have the same value as their face value.

  1. Wrong Show

    If a player declares the game with an invalid hand, he/she gets 60 points, and the game continues until a player is declared the winner.

  2. Maximum points a player can get

    A player will get a maximum of 60 points in 10 Cards Points Rummy irrespective of the cards that the player holds. Hence, if a player leaves the table or game he/she will lose the game.

  3. How are drop points calculated in 10 cards point rummy?

    Every player has the option to drop out during their turn. To drop out of the game, a player must tap the “Drop” button. The drop option is available only in the Points and Pool Rummy variants of the 10 cards rummy.

  4. First Drop

    If a player drops in the first turn, without picking a card, he/she will get 15 points in the round.

  5. Middle Drop

    If a player drops after the first turn or drops after picking a card, he/she will get 30 points in the round.

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