Top 10 Rummy Tricks

Top 10 Rummy Tricks

Rummy is a very popular card game both in India and in other countries with different versions being played all over the world. There are certain rummy tips and tricks which will increase your chances of winning any rummy card game.

We at GetMega, will explain some of these rummy tricks in this article.

We have also covered basic rules and rummy sets and sequences of rummy card game in separate articles. Please click here to read them on our blog.

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How will Rummy tips and tricks help you?


The rummy card game is a skill based game. While luck plays a role in the cards you get, ultimately your skills as a player decides the outcome. Many good players can win the game even after getting a poor hand.

Our rummy tricks will help you in both online and offline rummy card games. Our rummy tips and tricks are informative. While, it cannot guarantee a win (there are no cheat codes in rummy!) it will definitely improve your winnings. Considering that there is real cash to be won, using these rummy tips will help you to win more cash which will certainly motivate you. Even if you are unable to win, these rummy tricks will help you to keep your cash losses at a minimum.

One top rummy tip is to keep your cool. Don’t worry if you get an unsatisfactory hand. Many players have won the game with what they initially thought was a bad hand. Just keep your cool and follow these tips.

Another major rummy tip is to play  regularly. There are regular tournaments on many online gaming platforms. There are also free tournaments where you don’t need  any entry fee but you can still win cash and other prizes.

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Top ten tricks to win rummy

Rummy card games are very exciting as you get a chance to win cash and other prizes. In this section, we will give you top 10 rummy tricks to help you to win at rummy.

  1. Know the basic rules and concepts

You must know the basic rules of rummy very well. Different rummy versions have different rules. If you make an invalid declaration, you get penalty points.  Before starting any version of a rummy card game, you can visit our blog and read our articles which explain all the rules. Please click here to visit our blog.

2. Arrange your Cards properly

Organize your cards according to their suits and ranks. Try keeping the blacks and reds separate. It's very easy to miss cards especially with Indian card rummy (13 cards) and 21 card rummy when there are so many cards in hand.

3. Focus on forming a Pure Sequence

One major rummy tip is to focus on forming a pure sequence first. A pure sequence is one without a joker. This is specially required if you are playing Indian rummy where a pure sequence is mandatory to win the game.

4. Don’t forget the jokers and wildcards

Many players forget to use the jokers in the heat of the game. Jokers and wildcards can be used in place of any other card. If you get a joker or a wildcard, you can create combinations more easily. However, some versions of the rummy card game have a penalty for keeping the joker in hand. Depending on the type of game, try to meld the joker soon.

5. Choose Low-Value Cards

In most rummy games, the aim is to keep your points low. Even if you are losing, you should focus on reducing the points in hand because it will reduce your cash outflow. Every point makes a difference especially in games with a bigger cash amount. Try to get rid of your high value cards as soon as possible especially when you understand that you are losing. But don’t discard them at the start of the game as other players may benefit from it.

6. Keep the middle cards

Hold on the middle cards such as 5,6,7 etc. as these can form more combinations. Very low or very high cards have only a few possible combinations.

E.g., 6 can be combined with 4,5 or 5,7 or 7,8 to make runs. However, a 2 can work with Ace, 3 or a 3,4 only.

7. Observe other players

This is the oldest rummy trick in the book. Keep track of what other players are discarding (or picking up from discarded piles). This way you can guess what sequences/sets they are making. You can hold onto that card in order to reduce their chances of winning. In a rummy card game, a seasoned player also tries to prevent other players from winning easily.  For example, if one player has picked up 8♥ and 10♥ then, chances are they are forming 8,9,10 and getting rid of your 9♥ will help the player.

8. Avoid the discard pile

While you are observing others, keep your own moves hidden. Avoid picking up from the discard pile unless there is a really good card. Remember, everyone is observing what cards you are picking up and trying to guess which set/run you are making.  It’s better to pick up from the stockpile.

9. Fishing

Another cool trick to win rummy is to discard in such a way that your opponent ends up discarding the cards you need. For example, you have 9 ♠, 9 ♥ and 8♣ and you want to make a set of 9s. Then you can discard the 8♣. Other players think that 9♣ now is safe to discard and you get the card you need. Tricking an opponent in rummy is called Fishing.

10. Keep practicing

The age old saying, practice makes perfect applies here too! You need to practice and play rummy card games regularly where you can practice these tricks to win rummy. Once you start playing regularly, you will find you can form strategies and apply your own rummy tricks.

With this our article on rummy tricks comes to an end. We hope these rummy tips and tricks will help you to increase your chances of winning

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