How to play Points Rummy?

Deccanrummy - Points Rummy Rules
Points rummy is the easy and simplest variant of 13 card rummy.  Each game lasts for 1 deal only. In Points Rummy, players play for points which have a pre-decided rupee-value. One winner wins all the cash at the end of each game.

  • 2 – 6 players can play.
  • Two or more pack of cards used.
  • Each pack hold 53 cards.
  • Points rummy has fixed value.
  • Has Minimum –entry value to play.
  • Only a winner benefitted with the prize at the end of the game.

Meld all 13 cards in-hand in sequences and/or sets.

1. Random Toss Toss decides the first move.
2. Dealing of Cards Each player receives 13 cards.
3. Open Deck Pack's first card is kept facing upwards.
4. Closed Deck Left out cards is kept facing downwards.
5. Wild Card One randomly selected card is referred as Joker.
6. Play Player chooses/discards card from closed/open deck to complete sequences/sets.
7. Discard Player discards one card to finish slot.
8. Show Player shows his/her sets and/or sequences.
9. Declare Player clicks on "Declare" button.

To finish the game, the player must declare 2 sequences, out of which one must be a Pure Sequence.


  • Jokers can be used to complete a set or sequence.
  • When Printed Joker is selected as Joker for a game, then players are allowed to use the Aces from any suite as Jokers in their sequences and/or sets.

With two decks, use of two same cards in the same set is not allowed.
 For instance: 5 ♠ 5♠ 5 ♥ is not a valid set.

  1. Each card carries a certain number of points.
    • J, Q, K, A of any suit = 10 points each.
    • Number cards = Same points as their face value. e.g. 7 carries 7 points and 3 carries 3 points.
    • Joker cards carry 0 points.
  2. The losing player gets points equal to his/her hand score.
    • If the losing player has no pure sequence, all cards are counted.
    • If the losing player has only a pure sequence, only the pure sequence is not counted.
  3. Maximum points that a player can get in one game is 80.
    • If Hand Score <80 then Points = Hand Score
    • If Hand Score >=80 then Points = 80
  4. If the losing player has not had his first turn before the opponent has made a valid declaration, then the losing player gets 20 points.
  5. If a player misses three consecutive moves, the player would get dropped automatically. The dropped player will get 40 points,
  6. If a player declares without meeting the game objective, he/she gets 80 points and the game continues till there is a winner.
  7. If a player has met the game objective but does not declare, he/she is awarded a score of 2 points.

Winnings = (Total Points of all Losing Players * Points Value) – DeccanRummy fees
Example -
    * Six players play on a table with the points value of Rs 5 and a player declares the game.
    * Now the winning player wins all the cash lost by the players.
    * If the five  players lose with 10,20,30,and 40, 50 points respectively, the Winner’s cash amount will be calculated as: 5x (10 + 20 + 30 + 40+50) = Rs. 750 – DeccanRummy Fees