The most widely played form of rummy in India is the 13-card rummy. Many play online rummy against friends to earn rummy real cash through their rummy skills. But did you know there are different rummy variants? One of the variants of rummy is gin rummy. Let’s know more about the differences between rummy and gin rummy.
1 . No. of players:
Gin rummy is played by two to four players while 13-card rummy can be played by two to six players. Traditionally, gin rummy was played by two players only.
2. Game goal:
The goal of 13-card rummy is to build sets and sequences before the other players and meld it to achieve the target score. In gin rummy a player can go gin by arranging the hand in sequences and sets or knock, after combining most of the cards is sets and sequences with the total of the remaining cards(deadwood) not being more than 10.
3. No. of cards:
Rummy is played with 13 cards while gin rummy is played with 10.
4. The stock and the discard piles:
In rummy, the cards are dealt by face down and the rest of the cards make up the stockpile. One card from this pile is taken and placed face up. In traditional gin rummy, the dealer creates a discard pile while dealing the cards, and the remaining cards become the stockpile. There are many cards in the discard pile at the beginning of the game.
While playing rummy, each player has to either pick a card from the stockpile or the discard pile and cannot pass the chance. In gin rummy, players can pass. If both the players pass, a card is drawn from the stockpile and the game continues.
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