What Is Indian Rummy: Meaning, Rules and Gameplay


Indian Rummy, commonly called Paplu or 13 Card Rummy, is a well-liked card game in South Asia. A standard 52-card deck and 2 to 6 players are usually used to play the game.


Being the first player to discard all their cards and forming appropriate sets and sequences of cards are the two main goals of Indian Rummy.

Rummy rules

Rule 1- 13 cards are handed to each player at the beginning of the game. The top card is put face up next to the other cards to begin the discard pile, while the remaining cards are arranged face down on the table to create a draw pile.

Rule 2

Players may choose to draw a card from the draw pile or the top card of the discard pile during their turn. A card from their hand must then be added to the discard pile.

Rule 3

The players' hands may be formed into sets and sequences, which they can place on the table. A player may declare the game after creating at least two sequences, one of which must be a pure sequence (a sequence devoid of a joker).

Rule 4

The remaining players must determine their hand score based on their still-hold cards. The game is won by the person with the lowest hand score.

Rule 5

Indian Rummy is a game of skill and strategy that calls for players to carefully plan their plays and make wise choices all game long.