Most Popular Variations of Rummy
Online rummy has many variants, and a quick search of the term rummy and visits to the pages will demonstrate this. It’s understandable. People have a need for variety for, actually, a variety of reasons. First and foremost, of course, no one likes the same day-to day ho-hum boring thing. Even what seems fresh in the beginning needs to be refreshed, reinvigorated, given new life. Like fresh water, flowing, streaming, cleansing, washing right over us like a waterfall, we need it. Variety.
So now, we go to a website, and we play rummy. We find a variation that we absolutely love and we play it over and over again. The game is fun, exciting, and it becomes easier to win at. We may play it daily. Then, one day, it’s lost its vigor, lost its appeal to us. It’s boring. Other players are annoying us because they are too slow or too lucky. Something isn’t right. So we try a different variation. And what happens is it restores us. It’s fun again. The same feelings that we had with our first experience are back. If we find a variation that works, this is true. If not, we try another until we do find that thing that we are looking for. If there are too many variations that are unsatisfying, we go back to what gave us what we were looking for.
There are literally dozens of versions of Rummy played; in fact, two different households might host a Kalooki 40 game and each be playing it with different rules. This makes covering all the various versions a daunting task, so we’ll list here briefly the six most common variants, each of which are available for real money play at RummyRoyal.com.
6 Most Popular Rummy Variants
The rummy variations that we and so many others have found satisfying and have proven themselves worth it are the six listed below.
Note: Click the links above for specific information on each version of Rummy.
There are other similar games or variations, which may be interesting to look into such as Canasta, Tripoley and Rumikub. These and many more pages can be found with links to their specific Wikipedia page from the Wikipedia entry Rummy.
More details on each version of Rummy as well as tutorials can be fond on the RummyRoyal website.