What is Rumino?

A powerful knock rummy game with Italian source played up to 6 players. Two 52-card decks are used plus 4 Jokers. The aim is to get the other hands over 100 points keeping your score low.

Each one draws 1 card, the high card deals, and the successive deals are passed to the left. Each player is dealt 7 cards, the balance stock pile is spread on the table, and the top card is turned face up to begin the discard pile, and the player to the dealer’s left draws the top card from the stock pile or discard pile to make 3-card or 4-card “lays”.

“Lays” are either Three of a kind, Four of a kind, a 3 card straight flush or a 4 card straight flush. After a card is drawn, one should be discarded. The subsequent player to the left has the choice of drawing the top discard or top stock card then he must discard.

Additional unused cards in hand are points, and you can knock when it’s your turn with 7 or less points. If you draw a 7 card straight flush or 7 of a kind, you declare Rumino and the game ends and you automatically win the entire game. If you have 6 cards to “Rumino” and someone discards the card you need, you may pick it up, even if it is not your turn. No rebuys are permitted if “Rumino” is declared. Hence, “Rumino” is the highest rank of winning this particular game of rummy.