Liverpool Rummy & Its Rules

Liverpool Rummy & Its Rules

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Rummy is a very popular card game both in India and in other countries. Different versions of the rummy card game are played in various parts of the world. We at GetMega, are bringing to you some of these different versions of rummy through a series of articles. In this article, we will explain about Liverpool rummy. We have also covered other variations such as 21 card rummy, rummy 500, California rummy, and also the basic rummy card game in separate articles. Please click here to read them on our blog.

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What is Liverpool rummy?

Liverpool rummy is an interesting version of the basic rummy card game. It originated in the US and is similar to Contract Rummy. The liverpool rummy rules and hands rules are similar to any rummy card game with some differences.

This game is played by 2-8 people with standard decks of 54 cards (52+2 jokers) each. 2 decks are used for 2 to 4 players and 3 are used for 5 or more players.

What is liverpool rummy

The object of the game is to meld the cards and reduce your hand at the end of each round. To do this, you can lay down cards to add to melds. You have form sets or run.  A Set has three or more cards all of the same ranks, such as 9♥ 9♣ 9♠.  A Run has four or more consecutive cards of the same suit, such as 4♥ 5♥ 6♥ 7♥8♥.

Ace is both a high and low card.

Liverpool rummy rules

Liverpool rummy has 7 rounds or deals. The number of cards is different for each deal as follows:

  • First 4 rounds- 10 cards each
  • Last 3 rounds- 12 cards each
  • After dealing with the cards for the round, the remaining cards are placed on the table (stockpile). The top card from the deck is placed face up to become the discard pile.
  • The player on the left of the dealer plays first.
  • During your turn, you must draw and discard a card. You can take either from the stockpile or discard the pile
  • If you don’t opt to take from the discard pile, other players can opt to buy the top card of the discard pile. However, to buy- they have to draw 1 extra card from the stockpile.
  • If you have valid sets/runs, then you can lay down your cards.
  • You can also add to your own or other players’ melds. Example: if a player has laid down (4♥ 4♣ 4♠), then you can add a 4 ♦ to the  pile
  • The player who successfully melds according to Liverpool rummy rules and lays down the entire hand wins the round.
  • Then, all of the cards are shuffled and the next round begins.

Remember, jokers can represent any card while making combinations. However, there are certain conditions:

  • A set must have at least 2 natural cards. (Example: 7♥ 7♣ Joker.)
  • A run must have at least 3 natural cards in a 4 card grouping. (Example: 7♥ 8♥ Joker 10♥)

Scoring as per Liverpool rummy rules

Every 7 rounds in Liverpool rummy has specific combinations of cards as per rules for Liverpool rummy, which you have to make in order to win:-

1 10 Two Sets (6 cards)
2 10 One Set and One Run (7 cards)
3 10 Two Runs (8 cards)
4 10 Three Sets (9 cards)
5 12 Two Sets and One Run (10 cards)
6 12 One Set and Two Runs (11 cards)
7 12 Three Runs without any cards in hand and no final discard (12 cards)

The value of the cards are:-

  • 2-9 = 5 points
  • 10, J, Q , K = 10 points
  • Aces= 15 points
  • Jokers= 20 points

In order to win the Liverpool rummy, you must try to meld and lay down as many cards as possible.

Also, try to replace high-value cards with lesser values in order to reduce the points.

The winner of the round gets 0 points. Other players add up the value of cards still in hand.

The player with the lowest score at the end of 7 rounds is the winner of the game.

6 Liverpool Rummy strategy tips to win the game

Liverpool Rummy Strategies is as follows: -        

If you want to keep your score lower throughout the entire game then try to build sets & sequences of the lower points        

Since jokers have quite a high point value, their frequent usage is considered good.

Take the cards which your opponent might need from the discarded pile. It is advisable to accumulate to their set and sequence whenever their hand is laid down.

Liverpool rummy tips

Advantageously discard those cards which you think that your opponent might need.

Observe the moves of your opponent, which card he is discarding and which is not.

Avoid making moves that can impose penalties on you like laying off the incomplete melds.

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