Rummy is an old game that holds a lot of value and importance in most Indian households. This game can now be played online as well on top-notch platforms like RummyBaazi, Spartan Rummy, RummyDangal etc. This card game has several variations and is played by people of all ages. To know more about the game, we have listed down a few interesting facts about the game.
The origin of this popular game is still unknown to the masses. Some believe that it originated in the 19th century in Spain while some believe that it originated from French Poker. Other than this, it is also believed that the game could have been derived from a Chinese game known as Mahjong. By the number of speculative origins that rummy has, it is considered to be the mother of all card games.
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Rummy is considered to be the 3rd most popular card game across the globe. This highly ranked card game proves to be a stress buster for people who need a break from their busy schedules.
Rummy is considered to be one of the best family pastimes. Played in families since the 1960s, rummy is a preferred game that involves a number of players and also helps in developing a sense of community.
It is believed that rummy players have better hand-eye coordination and a better understanding of mathematics and have a clearer visual judgment. Other than improving cognitive skills, rummy also helps people in becoming better readers. Rummy players have the capacity to analyze the gestures and minds of opponents.
Oh yes! We’re not talking about facts related to the Old Monk, but how there is a belief that rummy was played for Rum. Yes, that is true. People who lost had to buy the next round of drinks for people in the game or for those playing on the table.
Remember, Emma from Jane Austen always had candles lit at home. Yes, Europeans considered candles to be a status symbol, something that only the rich could afford. Similarly, owning a deck of cards was only for the rich to state some myths about the game.
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