Quick Brief on the history of Rummy!

There is a rich history behind every big thing. One such is the history of Rummy. The game is one of the top entertainment options people have online. The popularity didn’t just happen in days or months. The game of Rummy has been in the country for decades and has constantly been a go-to gaming option when it comes to parties or any other gatherings.

The culture of card games started in the 9th century in China. Later the card gaming culture was all over the globe in different forms.

Though the game originated on foreign soil, the game has turned to be India’s favourite. There are several facts you must know about the game.


The exact origin of the rummy game is not available. There are several information on the internet regarding the origin of the card game. The game is believed to have originated in the western regions.13-card Indian Rummy, according to internet sources, is derived from the Mexican card game “Conquian”.


Conquian is considered the father of modern card games. There is info on the internet that Conquian originated in the early 1800s in Mexico. The game is generally played with two or more players with a deck of 40 cards, including A,1,2,3,4,5,6,7, J, Q and K. Each player will be dealt with nine cards. The player arranging ten cards in different combinations is the winner.

Gin rummy

Then came another variant named Gin rummy. The game’s culture got popularised in the early 19th century. Gin rummy is played with a 52 card deck. The card ranks in the order of high to low as King, Queen, Jack, 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2, ace. The main objective is to collect points to reach the pre-decided point limit.

Indian Rummy

This variant is the most popular in the subcontinental areas. In this variant, players will have to make valid combinations from the 13 cards dealt with each. Two deck of cards of 52 cards each are used in the game. Every player will have to pick and discard cards in every turn.

From there, the game has travelled a long way to become the biggest game on the online gaming platform.

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