Rummy Style Games

The Rummy Style Card Games are all about pairing and matching cards together. See how to play some of the most popular Rummy card games.

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Many of us think Old Maid requires a special pack of cards, but actually its ancestral form some 150 years ago likely used a regular pack minus one card. Learn to play.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

Spell it Kalooki, Kaloochi, Kalougi, Caloochi, or Kalogghi -- this double-deck Rummy card game has been a longtime club favorite in America and Great Britain. Learn about the rules of Kaluki.

By David Galt

Canasta, the Spanish word for "basket," is a card game that evolved in Uruguay and spread across Latin America in the 1940s. Learn how to master Canasta and three other variations of the game.

By Karolyn A. Schalk


Italian Canasta is a variation of classic Canasta, but in this version each player receives 15 cards. Learn how to conquer your opponents by being the first team to earn 12,000 points.

By Karolyn A. Schalk

500 Rum, a popular version of Rummy, can be played by two to six players. Learn how to be the first player to score 500 points and win this card game.

By Karolyn A. Schalk

Knock Rummy is a version of the ever popular Rummy card game. Learn how to be the first player to knock and stop play when your deadwood (unmatched cards) count is less than your opponents'.

By Karolyn A. Schalk