Rummy has arrived online, move over poker it’s time to welcome the new game in town!
For the last few years poker has seen a rise in popularity almost unparalleled anywhere in the history of card games. It has risen from being seen as a somewhat seedy backstreet gambling game to a massively popular form of entertainment that exists on many levels. At the centre of this of course is the rise of poker on the internet which has allowed players from all over the world to get together and play any time of day or night.
But now rummy has stepped up to emerge as a real alternative for anybody who has become a little tired of poker. It may be that you have been playing poker for a few years online and after a noticeable improvement, have reached a point where you are at a standstill. No matter how hard you try, you don’t seem to be able to improve any further.
Time to try rummy!
Rummy has always been a very popular card game but now thanks to the internet it has seen a massive rise in popularity. It has traditionally been played more as a family game than in gambling like, say, poker but with the rise on the internet there has been the inevitable rise in people playing rummy to win money.
There are many variations on a theme within rummy and all of them have their own names; like Gin Rummy, Kalooki Rummy and Canasta. The basic theme running through most of the games is the same however, you have to try and match your cards into runs (like 9, 10, J, Q for example) or into triples or four of a kind. When you do this successfully you are “out” and the remaining players generally need to count the cards they have left as points against them.
Like all games that are simple to play, rummy has hidden depths meaning that there is a lot of skill and tactical ability required to be really good at the game. You can play rummy at face value with your kids and have a great family night in, but if you want to step up to the next level and play competitively you will need to learn the nuances.
So why not get acquainted with a fine old card game and play some rummy online. You will be sure to find rummy players online that match your skill level and who knows, you might find that rummy is the game for you!