Rummy is a popular card game that is played with a standard deck of 52 cards. It is a game of skill and strategy, usually played by two to six players. The objective of the game is to form sets or runs of cards and be the first to eliminate all the cards from your hand.
In Rummy, players are dealt a certain number of cards from the deck, and they take turns drawing and discarding cards to create valid sets or runs. A set is a group of three or four cards of the same rank but different suits, such as three 7s or four Jacks. A run is a sequence of three or more consecutive cards of the same suit, such as 5, 6, and 7 of hearts.
During their turn, players can either draw a card from the deck or pick up the top card from the discard pile. After picking a card, they must discard one card to the pile. The game continues with players forming sets or runs and discarding until one player melds all their cards into valid combinations and goes out. The other players then calculate their remaining points based on the cards in their hands.
Rummy has many variations, including Gin Rummy, Indian Rummy, and Rummy 500, each with slightly different rules and gameplay. It is a game that requires strategic thinking, observation, and the ability to make quick decisions based on the cards available. Rummy can be played for fun among friends and family or competitively in tournaments.