Did you know that Rummy is one of the most popular card games played online? It is the third most popular card game played across the globe. Since the origin of the game, it has become one of the most played card game, with its many formats and versions. Although this game is exciting and fun to play, there are lesser known facts about this game, which are interesting. Below are the facts.
1. The name and place of the origin of Rummy card game have been debatable for years. Some say that Rummy emerges from the Spanish card game called ‘Conquian’, which was played during the 19th century by kings. Whereas others claim that it was originated from French variant of Poker. It is also believed that the game is originated from a Chinese game known as Mahjong, played with tiles rather than cards.
2. Rummy is said to be derived from Rum Poker. It is a common slang in the UK, which means ‘Odd’ or ‘Peculiar’. One of the surprising facts is the game was previously played for an alcoholic drink, Rum. The player who lost the game would buy drinks for all the people on the table.
3. Players who play Rummy have better cognitive skills, hand-eye coordination, and a better understanding of mathematics. It also activates the brain cells. It is a game that requires mental agility to play, as the player has to arrange all the 13 cards into sets or sequences that too before the opponent. It needs practice, keeping an eye on your opponent and the cards picked and discarded from the pile of cards. Playing Rummy online not only improves memory power but relaxes the mind as well.
4. Today, there are more than 20 variations of Rummy and more than a hundred local versions as well. Some of the most popular variations are Indian Rummy, Gin Rummy, Kalookie Rummy, Oklahoma Rummy, and 13 card Rummy,
5. Contrary to many beliefs, online Rummy is considered as a game of gambling. It is also said that it is a game of luck. However, Rummy is a game where the result depends not on the luck but the skills and strategies of the player. Also, it is legal to play Rummy in most of the countries, including India. It is approved as legal by the government based on the skill applied.
6. Rummy is also known as ‘Mother of all card games’ because games like Bridge and Pinochle are also believed to have been derived from Rummy.
7. Among professional card games and solitaire, Rummy is the most popular card game.
8. One of the most popular variations of Rummy during 1970’s was Gin Rummy. It was also featured on many television shows and movies as Poker.
9. It is said that each suit in the deck of playing cards signified four pillars of an economy. Diamond signified commerce, Spades signified the Army, Hearts signified the church and Club signified the agriculture.
10. On observing minutely, you will see that the King, Queen, and Jack are not the same on the cards. In Jack, all the Jacks have a different hairstyle. Jack of spade and heart show a moustache. Their heads are turned at different angles. Secondly, the Queen of diamond has a slight smile on her face, and the rest of the three Queens are bit stern. Lastly, the king of spade and club are holding swords in a particular manner. The king of heart and diamond are shown holding their weapon behind them. Also, the king of heart alone does not have a moustache and sword is piercing through his head. Gamers are going insane for Rummy online. Thousands of players are playing this card game for fun, excitement, and winning amazing prizes too. If you haven’t started playing yet, try once and you will enjoy this fun game.