Play Rummy? What
for? Many people all over the world have experience playing rummy or at
least one types of card games. People play rummy for many purposes -
just for fun, to show their skill among friends, or may be people
play rummy for money! The nature of rummy games which usually is played
in groups makes rummy be among the top game especially among
Before we discuss more about this new rummy game, lets have a look
at a glance about rummy. Or, if you would like to know what
MyRummy is offer, skip this and read about
specific learning objectives.
Rummy is a generic term for card games. It is perhaps more satisfactory to describe these as
matching card games.
A card game is any game using playing cards, either traditional or game-specific. Rummy games first appeared in the early twentieth century. There are many variations of rummy. Rum 500 or Gin Rummy is one of them.
Where did the name "Rummy" come from?
No one knows for sure, although there are a few
"Rum" is British slang for "odd" or "peculiar"
or "queer" - perhaps their first reaction on
learning the particular mechanics of the new
There is a game called "Rum Poker" that bears a
strong resemblance to Rummy, and indeed is
believed by some to be the antecedent for the
entire family of Rummy games.
Some have suggested that the game was originally
played for rum (the alcoholic drink), with the
loser of a hand buying the next round.
An early rulebook spelled it as "Rhum" or "Rhummy",
suggesting a European derivation ("rhum" is a
word used in may French-speaking locales).
The name may be based on the words "rumbullion"
or "rumbustion", meaning "a great tumult or
The Dutch word "roemer" (pronounced "rummer"), a
drinking glass used by Dutch sailors, may be the
origin of the word "rum" (the drink).
Parlett has an amusing quote regarding the
subject of the origins of the word "Rummy", and it's
possible relation to the drink "rum":
...The origins of Rummy would therefore appear to
be lost not so much in the mists of time as in
the alcoholic haze of history...
- David Parlett
Gin Rummy is a very popular rummy game. To know more about the game, please refer to
Usually, the rummy game is played with two to four players but up to six can take part. The
rules of playing rummy are either a fixed number of deals, or the game is played to a target score. The number of deals or the target score needs to be agreed before.
about Rummy for children?
There are many
rummy game for children ages 5 and up such as Sesame Street
rummy game for kids and is for 2-4 players. The game board has
four Sesame Street characters with numbers 1-6. The idea of the
game is to be the player with the most set tokens once the game
board is filled. But this game is just for introductory of rummy
game for children. It's just for fun but not meaningful enough.
Rummy for specific learning objectives.
Now, there is one game-card
called MyRummy. This game is for children ages 7 to 9
year old. Pre-K children also could have this game,
no problem. As long as he knows about numbers and basic number
operations such as add and subtract, he can play this
MyRummy isa game for children and you - the mentor!
MyRummy teach children
about numbers. If you have children which have lack of
number sense, try this game freely buy downloading
MyRummy also a good game for slow learner children in
mathematics. If your children lack understanding of count on and
count back as well as other mathematic operations, use MyRummy
to teach them about basic mathematic operations from simple to
MyRummy needs children to
read numbers, say it loudly like this "Six is my number".
Then, he needs to read a question for the rest of his group
member. "This is not single player game?" Yes, this rummy game
best played with six players.
MyRummy is an educational rummy game
for mathematics, best played with six players.
Almost all card games give a chance to the players to
But, My Rummy is totally different. It looks for
most responsive player!
The Arrangement of Players
When a card game is played, the players arrange themselves in a circle around a horizontal surface on which the cards will be played.
As for My Rummy card game, the players face inwards, and are approximately evenly spaced (so that they cannot see each other's cards).
with six players
The Pack or Deck
A card game is played with a pack of cards intended for that game. The pack consists of a fixed number of pieces of card known as cards. The cards in a pack are identical in size and shape.
A pack of MyRummy consists of 6 cards. Each card has two sides, the
face and the back. The backs of the cards in a pack are indistinguishable. The faces of the cards in a pack may all be unique, or may include duplicates, depending on the game. In either case, any card is readily identifiable by its face.
My Rummy - The face and the back.
The common deal in
rummy card games:
The first dealer is chosen randomly, and
the turn to deal alternates if there are two players, and rotates clockwise if there are more than two. When the deal is complete, all players pick up their cards and hold them in such a way that the faces can be seen by the holder of the cards but not the other players.
MyRummy follows the same
rules of game for choosing the children who start the game. We
don't know, who is the second player, however. Its depend on the
question and answer of mathematic sentences which was previously
being read by the first player. For example, the question is "What
is the number if we count on 2 counts from six?" This mean,
children who hold the answer will be next player. The answer is
' add 2 to six equals to 8'. The number-eight card's holder
should response and be the next player.
This is how MyRummy game card is
Children will learn about numbers, read the numbers and counting
using mental calculation techniques. No paper is allowed
to help in counting. In this game, children need to decide whether his answer
is correct or not. From this, children learn about decision
makings. It's good for you to try this rummy game which designed
specifically for children. Don't miss out to download
it for free. MyRummy makes mathematics learning fun, meaningful,
challenging and useful.
Information of Rummy
The History of Rummy
There is some disagreement
as to the origins of Rummy, and there are several
theories as to how the game came to be:
the earliest games in the Rummy family was Conquian
(Spanish con quien for with whom),
which some sources say originated in Spain4
(perhaps hundred of years ago) and was exported to
Mexico, and whom others insist was developed in
Mexico in the mid-1800's3. In either
case, the game crossed over into Texas and the
American Southwest in the late 19th century. The
first American references to the game called it
"Cooncan" (also variously known as "Coon Can",
"Coon-Can", "Coon-King", or "Conkin").
some point the game made its was to England, where
it was called "Rum" ("rum" being English slang for
"odd" or "queer"). The name then made it back across
the Atlantic, where it became "Rummy".
(Another related theory, espoused by John Scarne5,
was that Cooncan was the original version of the
game, having been created in the American south, and
subsequently exported to Mexico, where it was dubbed
Conquian, not because it meant "with whom", but
simply because the Spanish words "con quien" were
the closest approximation to the sound of "coon
theory holds that Rummy evolved from Poker, which
originated with French settlers in the New World.
Poker and Rummy do have certain similarities in how
cards are combined, both sharing the concepts of
sequences (straights in Poker) and groups (three-of-a-kind,
or example, in Poker). Specifically, Rummy developed
from a game called "Whiskey Poker", which later
became known as "Rum Poker", and later just "Rum"
and then "Rummy"5.
is a Chinese card game called "Khanhoo", and another
known as "Kon Khin", which were first reported in
the late 1800's, and which contain the distinctly
Rummy (and Poker) characteristic of creating
combinations (sequences and groups) of cards. Many
Chinese domino games are also built on this
mechanism, as is the Chinese game of Mah Jongg.
theory is correct? Well, for the reference cited below,
Foster and Steig support the
Conquian theory (as do most older rule books), Scarne
holds with the Poker theory, while Parlett
considers the Chinese origin to be most likely. Sierra
takes no position on the question. So this is likely one
of those questions for which there is no definitive