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# Rummy Rules?

### Question: Rummy Rules?

April 17, 2017

When discarding to the discard pile, the card creates a meld. Can someone call rummy and pick out the cards that make up the meld or do the players wait till their turn and have to pick up the entire discard pile up to the card that makes a meld?

For example: discard pile has 2, 8, K, 6, Q, 4, 8, 7 and the discard played is another 8. Rummy is called by a player and is allowed to pick out each of the three 8s, leaving all other cards in between in the discard pile.

April 30, 20171 found this helpful

We always played it as follows, if a card in the discard pile could be rummied when first threw down then yes ,but if the card is down say 5 cards and it can now be played then you have to pick up all the cards on top of it as well.

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July 26, 20171 found this helpful

The rules we played by were this. If you want all the 8's in the pile, then you have to pick up all the cards and not just the 8's. However, the last card that you have picked up has to be played. It cannot be discarded again.

## 5 More Questions

### Question: Double Draw in Rummy?

August 18, 2022

When a player draws from discard pile then during same turn decides she wants more from the pile, can she pick them up or does she have to wait until the next turn?

For example: A player had drawn from discard pile up 4 cards. Then after playing a meld saw that she could use another card in discard pile further up and wanted to draw more. Is that allowed or would she have to wait til next turn? Can't find it in any Rummy rules that I've read online.

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August 18, 20220 found this helpful

There is nothing that says you cant in the rules. It does say to avoid drawing from the discard pile as much as possible and people will guess the hand you are trying to form.

www.rummycircle.com/.../amp-rummy-rules.html

### Question: What Happens When You Call a False Rummy?

October 5, 2020

Me and my boyfriend are playing rummy. I keep getting ahead of myself thinking he's gonna throw down a rummy in the pile. Do I have to pick up cards?

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October 5, 20200 found this helpful

Rummy rules are very basic. You are dealt your hand and you need a run of 3 cards or 3 of a kind to lay down. On each turn you either pick up one card from the draw pile or from the discard pile. You are not required to play this card if it is pick up from the discard pile on this turn but on the other hand you can not discard it again on the same turn. If you want to pick up more cards from the discard pile you can pick up as many as you want, but the last card that is picked up must be played right away. For false rummy I have never really heard of this one before or have never heard of a rule that says that if you call a false rummy that you have to pick up all the cards in the discard pile.

Maybe this is a new rule that is not in the rule books or one that your boyfriend was taught and the one he plays by. But the rules for rummy do not have anything in them at all about false rummy or needing to pick up the pile if one is called. However, there is a rule that if one player does throw down a card that makes a rummy and you see this and it isn't your turn you can call rummy and pick up these cards. I was always taught that you need to pick up all the cards to the last card that made the rummy and then you can play them all. In some rules it does state that you just need to pick up the 3 cards that make the rummy.

### Question: Texas Rummy Rules?

November 29, 2019

For the first hand where 2 sets are required, can you lay down more sets to get rid of cards? Or can each player only lay down 2 sets and then play on others sets to get rid of their cards?

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December 1, 20190 found this helpful

True Texas Rummy is an 11 round game and the first round you are only delt 4 cards. The sets you lay down need to be in 3. Each round you will receive one more card until the last round where you receive 13 cards.

On each round of the table during the play you are allowed to draw one card and discard 1 card. The first round you will need a set of 3 cards in a row and one discard in order to win this round.

### Question: Rummy Rule Question?

May 6, 2021

Do I have to have a card in my hand corresponding to picking up a run for putting down? Example: there are three 3 cards in the pile, I pick them up and put down the run 3,3,3 without putting another 3 from my hand. Is that within the rules?

Anonymous
May 7, 20210 found this helpful

I was asking a specific question, I know very well I can look up a webpage with all the rules on it.

August 17, 20220 found this helpful

No, you must have a card in your hand that forms a meld in order to pick up from discard pile.
However in your example if player discards a 3 that makes three 3's that is a rummy in which you pick out just the 3s, play them then next player starts their turn.

### Question: Rules for Texas Rummy?

April 16, 2020

In Texas Rummy, can wild cards be a meld? Can a 2 be used in a run and not be used as a wild card?

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April 16, 20200 found this helpful

Here is the Texas rummy rules to help you understand this game, It's a little different from other rummy games - turophiles2cents.files.wordpress.../.../texas-rummy.pdf

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