Rummy is a skill based game played with one or more deck of cards. While a deck of cards consists of 52 cards i.e., 13 cards from each suit counting from A,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,J,Q, & K, and an extra 2 cards of ‘Joker’. Well, when we talk about the joker cards, we should walk through the tricks to avail joker in card games. Joker plays a significant role in rummy game. Not just being a card, it helps to join a broken or imperfect sequence to a perfect one. Perhaps, joker is the best trick-taking card one could ever wish for in the card game(s). Joker card(s) not just turn the impure sequence into pure sequence, but also helps in reducing the total points as the card value is considered as “0”.
Here are the 4 Brilliant ways to Play Rummy with a Joker. Just wait & see how well your skills can stand out from the other players.
Target to form Pure Sequence:
In rummy game rules, jokers are often used to form impure sequence with the rest of the cards. So, it is highly recommended to focus initially on forming sequence without using the joker card. If one can play rummy on pure sequence with/without joker, we call them experts. If you still see impure sequence, then use jokers to blend and discard the remaining cards quickly.
Take Huge Advantage of Joker Card:
One or more joker cards always helps to finish off any challenging game. As per the rummy rules, jokers doesn’t carry any value. So, despite forming a sequence with joker card, it also helps to maintain low score if one of the opponents declare the game.
Blend the Sequence Carefully with Jokers:
Before beginning the game, spare some time to understand the set of cards received; and plan for the possibilities to blend them into a sequence with joker(s). Carefully discard the high-value cards if they don’t help you in any way to form a sequence and avoid additive points when someone declares the game. Hence, don’t randomly blend the sequence with jokers because you may end up screwing the game with a high score. Be creative and skilled to group high-value cards and no-value card to reduce the points.
Discard & Group the cards with Joker:
Avid rummy players generally discard cards adjacent to the trump card i.e., joker because the probability of picking those cards by opponents is pretty less. Then start grouping the cards along with jokers & form a pure sequence. As the chances are easier to blend a pure sequence with joker, we tend to find more options either to win or reduce the total points if someone declares the game. Also, if you fortunately or unfortunately hold more than 2 jokers, try to group a sequence without using the joker cards. When you see the need to fill the sequence, then manage or discard a joker card to form pure sequence.