The players going for the online version of the game Indian
rummy need not go beyond, as the rules mentioned below are
few house rules employed by some players for an offline (real life)
play. These are optional rules and are introduced in to the game at
the discretion of the players. Most of the variations of rules when
compared to the standard Indian rummy are with the different scoring
methods followed. The rule (1) below is one of the rules followed by
a large number of people around the world.
(1) At the end of deal after a card is put face up for the discard pile,
an extra card is picked and made a wild card. The cards similar to the rank
value of this wild card irrespective of the suit are considered as wild cards.
These wild cards do whatever a joker does and more over are in addition to the
jokers in the play.
Another important thing to consider here is Indian rummy at times is played
without engaging jokers in the play.
(2) Some house rules do not allow the players to discard the same card picked
from the discard pile i.e., one cannot draw and discard the same card from the
(3) According to one of the house rules, the game has to end once the
stock pile runs out and the scoring has to be done.