Other Fun Card Games
Traditional Rummy is one of the most popular card games in the world, and Farmers Rummy is a fun variation of the game.
Contracts in Farmers Rummy
Like standard Rummy, a game of Farmers Rummy will have contracts that the players must meet during each round. For this variation, they are:
How to Play Farmers Rummy
To play a game of Farmers Rummy requires two standard decks
of playing cards, including their jokers, seven chips for each
player and a way of tabulating the scores at the end of each
Buying Cards and Discarding
Beginning with the player at the left of the dealer, a single card is taken from the draw pile in the center. If the first card in the discard pile is one that the player wants, they can take it, but they must “buy” it with a single chip in the pool. Additionally, they must still also take a card from the draw pile as well.
Each player must lay down any runs or ranks they have in their hand
when it is their turn, and they may also play on any runs or ranks the
other players happen to have in front of them as well.
Calculating Points in Farmers Rummy
Once a player has met the contract and run out of cards the hand ends and the points must be tabulated. This is done by counting up the value of the cards a player still has.
The points are:
A player who did not fulfill their contract, even if they rid
themselves of cards, receives 25 points.
Rummy has a huge range of variations, some are simple and include: more than seven chips to the players, point rewards for certain moves, no discard during one round, and several discards at the opening or another round, among others.