Indian Rummy or Paplu is a popular card game all over India and Maharashtra in particular. It is a hobby enjoyed by people of all backgrounds, enjoyed at home with raksi and masu, or played socially in clubs, or even on trains and buses. The card game and Rummy tournaments is an obsession for many. Whilst sometimes played for cash prizes, most of the time it is a social game played for small stakes. In this guide, I’ll teach you exactly how to play.
To start, let me state: the Indian Rummy rules vary depending on where it is being played. At home in Mumbai we often play it with 21 cards, and sometimes 27 or 28. In other parts of India, only 10 or 13 cards.
In this guide, I’ll cover the most popular way to play online Rummy, and then note a few rule variations. Also, note that online Paplu is often referred to as Indian Rummy or 13-card rummy as that’s how it appeals to a more international audience.