What are the Names, Order and Number of Cards in Rummy?

What are the Names, Order and Number of Cards in Rummy?

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Rummy is extremely popular in India and in other countries. Indian rummy card game is frequently played at family gatherings, kitty parties and during diwali. Chances are you may have played Indian rummy, (or paplu as it’s commonly called) at least once!

Like Indian rummy there are other variations of the rummy card game that are played worldwide. 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 rummy cards name and rummy cards order.

Please click our other articles to read them on our blog.

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Rummy number of cards

In a rummy card game, generally a 52 deck card along with 1 or 2 jokers are used.

The number of decks used is different in each version. Generally 2 decks are used. In our popular Indian rummy, for a 2 player game, 2 decks are used. But for more than 2 players, 3 decks are used.

The number of cards dealt to each player depends on the variation of the rummy card game.

For example:

Indian rummy- 13 cards

Canasta rummy- 11 cards

London rummy= 13 cards

In basic rummy, if there are two players then each player gets ten cards. If there are three or four players then seven cards are dealt to each one. For five or six player games, each person gets six cards.

Apart from these, there are 11-card, 21- card, 10 card and 3 card rummy. Before starting any rummy card game, be sure to visit our blog and check out the rules and rummy number of cards.

Rummy highest card

The highest value card in rummy is generally the joker or the wildcard. Each has 15 points

  • K, Q, J usually has 10 points
  • Aces are also considered as high cards and have 15 points each.
  • 2-10= generally equal to face value

Like rummy number of cards, the rummy highest card depends on the time of the rummy variation you are playing. For example, in Gin rummy Ace is a low card. Some versions of the rummy card game allow you to consider Ace both as a high and a low card.

Rummy cards name and rummy cards order

In this section, we will explain the different rummy cards names and the order of the cards.

The cards are generally ranked from highest to lowest as below:

  1. King
  2. Queen
  3. Jack
  4. 10
  5. 9
  6. 8
  7. 7
  8. 6
  9. 5
  10. 4
  11. 3
  12. 2
  13. Ace

In many variations of Rummy, the ace may be valued as a high card or a low card or both.

Joker and Wild Cards

In rummy,  there is a Printed Joker and a Wild Card. Wildcards are any random card which is selected at the beginning of the game. For example- 8♦

Both are used to represent any other card.


4♣ 5♣ Joker

4♣ 5♣ 8♦ (8♦ is a wildcard used to represent 6♣)

6♦ 7♦ 8♦ (although 8♦ is a wildcard, here it used as itself)

Remember the order from 2-King remains the same in most rummy card games. However, the value of ace may vary. For example, in Indian rummy, ace is a high card. In continental rummy ace is both a high card and a low card.

In some 500 rummy games, “going around the corner" is allowed. This means, you can make 1 sequence where Ace is both high and low (e.g. Q♠ K♠ A♠ 2♠).

Be sure to check out the rules to know the value of ace in the rummy variation you are playing.

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With this, our article on rummy cards name comes to an end. Be sure to check out our blog for the basic rules and tips and tricks of rummy. You can start playing rummy with your friends and family on GetMega.

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