Indian Rummy Variations

Although Indian Rummy is played with 13 cards, it has many variations of its own.

Each variation has its different set of rules and gameplay. Play all the rummy variations on Junglee Rummy and experience the highest level of excitement!

The popular game of Indian Rummy gets even more interesting with its unique variations. Each rummy variation is entertaining and has its own level of excitement. If you have played just one rummy variation, you must try the other variations to experience their awesome gameplay.

We have described the rules and gameplay of all the Indian rummy variations for you below. Read on to learn each Indian rummy variant.

Main Variations of Indian Rummy

There are four main variations of Indian Rummy. The number of cards dealt remains the same but the gameplay differs from one another. Some variants are played for one deal while others continue for many, depending on the winning criteria set before the commencement of the game. Here are the main Indian Rummy variations, widely played in the country:

Points Rummy: Points Rummy, also known as Strikes Rummy, is the fastest form of Indian rummy. Millions of players choose to play this rummy variant as there is a great scope to win lots of real money in a short time. The game is very competitive — up to 6 players can play together to make big money quickly. A monetary value is assigned to each point before a game begins. The winner of the game takes all the money that his opponents lose in the game. Due to the monetary point system, Points Rummy remains a favourite rummy variant with many cash rummy players. On Junglee Rummy, the entry fee to Points Rummy cash games starts at just 1 rupee. And if you want to play for bigger money, you can join the VIP tables that have up to Rs.10,000 as the entry fee. Choose any type of Points Rummy games and play to have unlimited fun!

Pool Rummy: Pool Rummy is another competitive Indian Rummy variant where the prize pool is comparatively bigger than in Points Rummy. Players have to pay a fixed entry fee to play a game in order to win the prize. The game is quite exhaustive as there is no fixed number of deals. Players are eliminated when they reach a fixed number of points, for example a 101 or 201 points pool. In a 101 Pool, you can get eliminated if you reach 101 points. Similarly, you will be out of the game if you reach 201 points in 201 Pool Rummy. This game continues until all the players are eliminated and the player with the least number of points wins the total prize pool. A 201 Pool Rummy game takes a bit longer to finish but you get multiple chances to improve your score throughout the game. In 101 Pool Rummy, the action is much faster and you can beat your opponents quickly to win the prize pool.

Deals Rummy: Played for a fixed number of deals, Deals Rummy is another exciting variation of Indian Rummy. It is usually played for 2, 3, 4 and 6 deals, and the winner of each deal wins chips from the losing players. Just like Pool Rummy, the players need to pay the entry fees, which form the prize pool. The player who has the most chips at the end of all the deals is declared the winner. Deal Rummy is totally based on skills, as you can recover your losing points by beating your opponents in the subsequent deals. If you lose in the first deal, you can have a perfect comeback in the next deal. Due to this factor, Deals Rummy is widely played at special events and with bigger prize pools.

Rummy Tournaments: Tournaments are probably the most competitive variation of Indian Rummy. Played for up to five rounds, players need to progress to higher stages for winning the prize pool. There are freerolls, free-entry tournaments where players can win real money, and cash tournaments where players can win win bigger prize pools by paying an entry fee. The players with the highest number of chips proceed to higher rounds and the top players share the prize pool according to their position in the tournament. Rummy tournaments are so popular that mega tournaments with massive prize pools are held frequently both online and offline. Junglee Rummy holds a lot of rummy tournaments, both freerolls and bigger prize pool cash tournaments.

21 Cards Rummy: Another Indian Rummy Variation

Apart from 13-ard Rummy, 21-Card Rummy is also widely played in India. The game rules are quite different from the rules of 13-Card Rummy, as players play with 21 cards in their hand. Three sequences are required to be formed to win and the concepts of Tunnela, Dublee and Value Jokers are also used. Apart from the complexities, the game offers a very challenging and exciting experience to the players. The skills required to arrange 21 cards in a valid hand make 21-Card Rummy the most authentic card game of skill. The chances of winning depend completely on the way a player executes his/her strategies. Due to these features, 21 Cards Rummy games are widely played during festivals by family members and friends.

You can play all the variants of online Indian Rummy games on JungleeRummy.com. Register for free and join the excitement of playing all types of rummy. Every variant is available in the game lobby, and you can easily navigate to find any rummy variant there. Our user-friendly interface allows you to pick your favourite game and variant with ease. You can also select the number of players the and entry fee, and even mark your favourite variant as favourite for an easier game selection.

So join the tables on JungleeRummy.com and play all the rummy variations to have a great gaming experience! We recommend you try all the rummy variations and find out for yourself which variant is the most exciting of all!

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