(1) What Is Rummy.com?
Rummy.com is a new and exciting multi-player Rummy gaming service, the premier destination for online Rummy
games, where you can play Rummy, Gin Rummy, Rummy
500 and more on state of the art Rummy gaming tables and in
online tournaments. Our innovative new system provides
fast paced, smooth
scrolling game play and cutting edge animations with a 3D feel. Rummy.com
operates the most sophisticated Rummy gaming platform in the world and is the first online community where
you can experience real multi-player Rummy card game sessions
with up to six
players at a time on a single game table.
Rummy games are the most fun and easy to grasp, skill
oriented card games.
(2) Is Rummy.com Really Free?
Yes, Rummy.com is 100% free to all registered users.
Registration itself is free and it is free to play
our rummy games. All registered users receive free
play money of 1000 chips and if you run out of chips,
simply click the "CASHIER" link (top, left
hand side in the lobby) and select the option "RESET
PLAY MONEY" to get your chips reset back to the full
1000. The system will always
remain free and be available to play for free. So
what are you waiting for?
(3) What Are The System Requirements?
Most PCs running a windows operating system with
software and hardware less than ten years old will be
sufficient to run our software. More specific
information on both minimum setup requirements and
recommended configurations can be found at the bottom
(4) How Do I Get Started?
Getting started is easy, quick and free. If you
haven't done so already, the
first thing to do is to click the DOWNLOAD link at
the top of this page to download the Rummy software. This will
download the setup file onto your desktop and then
you just follow the instructions on our
(5) How Do I Play The Games?
Walter B. Gibson once said, "so simple is the
basic game of Rummy that the best way to learn it is
to just play it." This applies to all Rummy games but
if you haven't played Rummy before then we suggest
that you read through the rules
pages on this site (also the RULES menu in the
client lobby) for any game you are going to play at least once and spend some time
watching other players to get an idea of how the game
is played. If you haven't played Rummy before then we
suggest that one of the easiest games to learn would
be Straight Rummy.
However, it should be said that it is very easy to learn how to play Rummy
games and if you have played before, you will find it
very easy to get started. Also, be sure to see points (7), (8) and (9)
below for help on how to operate the in-game controls.
(6) How Do I Start The Game?
Once you are logged into the client lobby, you simply
double click on a the desired game table and it will
open up in a new screen. You can then click "TAKE A
SEAT", select the amount of play money you would
like to bring to the table and click OK. Once you are
seated with another player or players, and the
previous game is complete, a button called "ANTE"
will appear beneath your username box. Click this
button to register your participation in the next
game which will start within 15 seconds. Note
that you do not need to be seated at the table, if
you would like to just watch the game.
(7) How Do I Draw And Discard?
In general, it is
a case of "selecting" cards by clicking on
them and then "clicking" where you want them
to go. For example, if its your turn to draw
a card then you click on the card you wish to
draw (either the stock pile or the discard
pile) and you will take it into your hand. If
you wish to discard a card, you select the
card in your hand by clicking on it (the
card will become darkened) and you then click
on the discard pile (the face up pile) to
place it there. If you wish to see a visual
demo, click the "How To Draw & Discard" link
which you will find in the top, right hand
box on any Rummy game table.
(8) How Do I Lay Down A Meld (Set Or Sequence)?
If, for example, you have a set of three cards
forming a meld and you wish to place it in the meld area (the rectangle on
the table containing the Rummy.com logo) then you select the three cards by
clicking on each - all three will become darkened. You then click on the meld area
and they will fly into place.
Similarly, if you wish to add a card to a meld that is
already on the table, you select the card by
clicking on it (the card will become
darkened). You then click on the
specific meld you wish to add it to and it
will attach to that meld. It's
really that simple but please note that you can only place your melds in the meld
area one at a time. Also note that placing melds
in the meld area on
your turn is not possible in Gin Rummy or
Indian Rummy where it happens only at the end
after someone goes out. You can see a
demonstration of this by clicking the "How To
Meld Cards" link in the top, right hand box
on any "Rummy" or "Rummy 500" game tables.
(9) How Do I Go Out In Gin Rummy?
To knock in Gin Rummy, you simply place your
melds in the meld area (click each card of
your meld and click the meld area, then repeat for
each meld) and then discard a card into the
space left of the stock pile to signal
victory. Note that in Gin Rummy you may only
knock if the value of cards remaining in your
has a value of 10 points or less. Likewise,
to go Gin you simply place your melds into
the meld area and discard your last card in
the space left
of the stock pile. The process is basically
the same for Indian Rummy although there is
no knocking in this game and you may only go
out when you have formed your entire hand
into melds. You can find links for further
visual demonstrations in the top, right hand
box on Gin Rummy and Indian Rummy game
(10) How Do I Find Someone to Play With?
You can join a table which already has
players on it, click "TAKE A SEAT" and join the next round.
If the table is full you can click "Join
Waiting List" and when you are first in the
queue, you will join the table as soon as
another player vacates their seat. Otherwise,
you can join an empty table and click "TAKE A
SEAT" - players will be along in no
time and when the next round is ready to be
played, be sure to click on "ANTE"
to register your participation in the game. You can
also minimise your game screen and if you put
the volume on your speakers up, you will hear
someone is ready to play. Feel free to spread
the word and invite your friends to join in
(11) How Much Time Do I Get To Play My Turn?
Each player in a game receives a fixed amount
of time within which he/she must complete
their turn. This fixed amount of time is
known as "Turn Time" and is currently set at
25 seconds. The whole 25 seconds is given to
you afresh each time it is your turn. It may
not seem like a lot but when you are playing
Rummy online sorting your cards is much less
time consuming, especially if you utilise the
2-3-4 and 7-7-7 tools to help sort your
cards. There is also a second amount of
additional time known as the "Time Bank"
which is extra time you can draw upon if you
were unable to complete your turn within the
initial Turn Time - see next point (12).
(12) What Is The Time Bank?
The "Time Bank" is an extra time allowance
that is currently fixed at 60 seconds and you use
Time Bank time automatically whenever you use
up your initial 25 seconds of Turn Time.
Also, you deplete the amount of time
remaining in your Time Bank every time you
draw upon it. For example, if it is your turn
and you fail to complete your turn within the
allocated 25 seconds then the timer will
automatically switch to Time Bank time and
you will begin drawing upon your allowance of
60 seconds. Assuming you then use 10 seconds
of Time Bank within that turn, you will only have
of Time Bank remaining in the event that you
should need to draw upon it in a subsequent
turns within that particular Game. Note that
your Turn Time
resets when you end your turn. Your Time Bank
resets only at the start of a new Game.
(13) What If I Run Out Of Time?
If you use up both your Turn Time and Time
Bank (or any remaining Time Bank) in a single
turn and fail to act within that time we will
draw and discard on your behalf (ie you will
be forced to return a card to the discard
pile). If you draw but fail to complete your
turn with a discard then we will discard on
your behalf. Also note, for example, in Rummy
500 that if you draw from further down the
pile and fail to meld within your time
allowances, you will be forced to return
those cards back to the discard pile. All
such forced actions are performed only in the
interests of preserving the continuity of the
(14) How Do I Get More Free "Play Money"?
Every new player receives over 1000 chips
(play money). If you run out of play money you can simply
click on the CASHIER link in the lobby area
of the game client and select "RESET PLAY
MONEY" and this will restore your balance to
1000 chips. Note that you will not be able to
do this whilst you have a game in progress,
so you may find it helpful to leave the game
table first. You can do this time and time
again, giving you an endless supply of play
(15) Why Are The Rules I Play Different To These
Rummy games are generally played in thousands
of different ways across the world and there
are no official rules as such, rather there
are rules which seem to be more commonly used
for certain Rummy games and we have tried to
adopt the rules which could be said to be
closest to the most well published, standard
rules which we have documented on this
website. Some exceptions have been made in
order to implement the games in an online
situation, for example in Rummy 500
successive rounds are usually played until
one player reaches 500 points however in our
system it is possible to play a single hand
of Rummy 500. We may consider adding new
Rummy games if there is enough interest so
feel free to tell us which Rummy games you
would like to play by
contacting us on the
(16) What Are Table Manners?
In a situation of online Rummy games, table
manners are similar to the the kind of
etiquette you might bring to a dining table
when its time to eat. Keep chat polite,
minimal, avoid arguments and needless to say,
any use of foul or offensive language will
result in an instant ban. Note that it is
good table etiquette to endeavour to complete
your turn within Turn Time (without requiring
the use of extra time in your Time Bank). It
is a demonstration of good sportsmanship to finish
every game you play - never abandon the game
part way through. As a general
rule, games with a fixed number of rounds
involve a smaller investment of time than games
with a points target which can run for many,
many rounds. If you don't have much
time to play we recommend that you stick with
single round table.
(17) What If I Am Still Having Problems?
We are here to assist you and ensure that you
have a fine Rummy gaming experience so please
feel free to contact us via the
page and we will do all we can to
help. You can also use the support page to
report a user, to suggest a new rummy game
which you would like us to add, to let us
know about errors or bugs and also to tell us
your views on how we can improve the