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ULTIMATE RUMMY GLOSSARY

101 Pool Rummy

A game played for continuous rounds until either of the player has collected 101 points or more. The first player reaching 101 points gets eliminated and the remaining player is declared as the winner. The rummy games online players can drop and rejoin in any round.

201 Pool Rummy

In this format of the game, which is played for continuous rounds until either of the player has collected 201 points or more. The first player reaching 201 points get eliminated and the remaining player is declared as the winner. The rummy games players can drop and rejoin in any round.

Aces High

This is the term used when Ace is counted as high point value card. For example – A, K, Q is valid, whereas A, 2, 3 is not. This is because here in the first series Ace is counted as higher point card.

Aces Low

This is the term used when Ace is counted as low point value online rummy card. For example – A, 2, 3 is valid here whereas A, K, Q is not. However, some game formats of rummy support both Aces High and Aces Low.

Best of Three

This is the format of rummy game where a rummy player has to play three rounds of the game with no option of dropping. Players who gather lesser points in the end of all rounds, is the winner.

Buy-in

It is the amount of money a player needs to spend to enter a specific rummy game/round/tournament.

Closed Deck

Following the equal 13 cards dealing to each player, the remaining pack of the cards kept upside down is Closed Deck.

Cut Joker

It is the officially declared joker and is different in every round. After the dealing of cards, a card from the closed deck is selected randomly by the dealer is Cut Joker. All the cards with the same rank, in any suit are considered as the Cut Jokers for that particular round.

Deal

At the start of every hand, the dealers distribute equal number of cards to each player sitting at the table. This process is known to be Deal.

Dealer

The one who deals equal number of cards at the start of each hand to the rummy online rummy online players whether they are 2 or 6 in numbers are Dealers.

Deck

The regular pack of 52 cards is Deck.

Declare

When an online rummy player has arranged all his/her in-hand cards in valid sequence or set, the player needs to make a Declaration to finish the rummy online game.

Discard

After drawing a card, player has to put a card, face-up, on the top of the Discard pile. This is known as Discard of a card.

Discard Pile

It is a pile of discarded card, which takes place to the right side of the closed deck.

Draw

When player has to pick a rummy card during his turn either from the discard pile or from the closed pile, it is known as “Drawing” a card.

Drop

Online rummy players can use “Drop”, which is a feature to avoid playing a weak hand. It helps the players to save points. A player can drop either at the start of the game or in the middle.

Face Card

Face Cards are royal cards such as King, Queen, or Jack.

Game

In Rummy a game can be defined as a single round or may be fixed number of rounds or could be an unspecified number of rounds to be played depending on the players or upon the game type. A game either targets a minimum score to be achieved or a fixed number of rounds to be played.

Hand

Cards dealt to a player collectively in a round of rummy.

Impure Sequence

It is the sequence of minimum 3 cards of same suit formed with the help of a joker.

Joker

In rummy, Joker is a wild card which can be used as an alternative for any card to form a set/sequence.

Meld

In rummy, Meld is the grouping of cards in the possible sets.

Melding

It is the arrangement of the in-hand cards into valid sets & sequences.

Nichlu

Nichlu are the cards ranking immediately lower to Titlu & are of the suit same as titlu.

Paper Joker

Beside 52 cards of the deck, there are 2 extra cards in all decks, with a face of Joker on them. These are known as paper joker & considered as default wild cards along with Cut Jokers in Rummy.

Paplu

Paplu are the cards ranking immediately higher to Titlu & are of the suit same as titlu.

Pip Value

Pips are the small symbols used to signify particular suits. The count of pips in the center of the numbered cards is its Pip value.

Pure Sequence

It is the group of minimum 3 consecutive cards of the same suit. A Pure Sequence does not include any Joker.

Rank

In Rummy , Rank is the positioning of rummy online cards in a fixed consecutive pattern.

Round

A single hand/deal of the game is Round

Score

Total points allotted to each player in the rummy game online is Score.

Sequence

A group of consecutive cards of same suit in online rummy game is Sequence.

Set

In rummy, a group of cards of same rank but different suits are Set.

Shuffle

In rummy, Shuffle is to mingle the cards by sliding them over each other quickly before dealing.

Suit

There are four suits in a deck of cards. They are namely spades, clubs, hearts, and diamonds. Unique symbols are used to denote each Suit.

Titlu

In 21 card rummy, a card is chosen at random in the beginning of each round. This card is Titlu. All cards of the same rank are termed as the Titlu & can be used as wild cards.

Trinala

It is a term which is used in 21 cards Rummy. A group of three cards of the same suit & same rank is trinala. It can be used as a pure sequence.

Wild Card

A card which can be used as a substitute of any card (any rank and any suit) in a game is wild card. Jokers are used as wild cards to form a set or impure sequence.s