Indian Rummy variant “Marriage”. Marriage, a three-pack Rummy game, is also popular in Nepal and Bhutan. In India, it is widely played during the two main Hindu festivals Dusshera and Diwali and by card buffs throughout the year. 2 to 5 people can play this game using three standard 52-cards packs.. There are no printed jokers, but in each deal, a number of wild cards are created and these are sometimes collectively known as “Jokers”. The deal and play are clockwise. As in any Rummy game, the object is to collect sets of equal cards and runs of consecutive cards in the suit. In Marriage, of these combinations contains three cards only. After 21 cards are managed all the players, one card is pulled out from the rest of the deck and it is called 'Tiplu'. The lower card to the Tiplu is termed ‘Nichlu’ and therefore the higher card is termed ‘Paplu’. For example, if the Tiplu is the J then:Skip back to main navigation
- The other two J are Tiplu;
- The three Q are Paplu;
- The three 10 are Nichlu;
- There are 12 ordinary jokers: all the J, J and J.
- A player who has laid down three combinations that are tunnels (three identical cards) or pure sequences is able after drawing a card to form four more valid three-card combinations. The player sets out these blends, disposes of the rest of the card, and the play ends.
- After drawing, a player has eight dublees (pairs of identical cards). The player lays them down and the play ends. Eight dublees use 16 cards, so the player will have five unused cards plus a discard – these can be any cards.