Crazy rummy is just another interesting variant of the popular rummy game which is often played in phases. Each hand that is dealt with is based on what number or face of card you are on. The objective of the game is to lay down all cards in hand by arranging them into set of different suits or runs of the same suit.
- Each player is dealt with either seven or five cards, depending on the number of players involved in the game. The remaining cards are kept face down at the center of the table known and termed as drawing pile.
- The topmost card is taken out and kept face up to begin the discard pile. The game is initiated by the player to the dealer’s left, who draws a card either from top of the drawing pile or the discard pile.
- If possible, this player tries to form a book or set, which he lays face upward before him. He then discards a card to the discard pile. He may form more than one book or set and can draw or discard only one card at once.
- The difference in Crazy Rummy is that you can’t play off of other player’s hand. Each player in his turn draws a card either from the deck or from the discard pile.
- In case if the drawing pile runs out of the stock, the discard pile may be turned face down and shuffled to form a new drawing pile.
- A game is completed when a player lay down all his cards and there are no cards left in the drawing or discard piles. All players then count the total number of cards. The player with the smallest number of points wins.