It is not without reason that rummy is recognized as a game of skills and fast decisions. It is an easy to understand game that instills many a key skill in its players, with one of them being the crucial ability to decide and act fast. Those who have these attributes are able to succeed not only in the game but also in all walks of life. What a game!
Rummy – A Game of Skills & Quick Decisions
A combination formed without the use of joker is considered ‘pure’, while the one made with the help of joker is ‘impure’. Two runs, one of which must be pure, are mandatory. The task is achieved by picking and dropping cards. The player who accomplishes the goal first wins the game. The aim itself is not a hard nut to crack, but to hit the bull’s eye in the minimum number of turns is not all that easy. Herein lies the gist of the matter.
Knowledge of mathematical concepts of permutations, combinations and probability, for the game requires their practical implementation
A calculative approach to constantly speculate how many turns you as also your opponents might require to declare and win
Focus, so that you don’t get distracted from your aim and never become complacent or lose hope
Watchful to keep an eye on the moves of other players to guess where they stand and not inadvertently drop the cards they might need, thereby simplifying their task
Patience to think wisely i.e. pondering over the possible outcomes of your steps before actually going ahead with them
The ability to act fast for you have only a limited time at your disposal
A good memory to keep a track of all the cards - those picked and dropped by others, as also those that might be there in the closed pile
And no two opinions that these qualities come in handy in our real life too, and help us achieve success.
This is the reason the card game of skills and quick decisions that rummy is, is also made use of by teachers to foster a variety of concepts in their pupils and augment their personality, including the slow learners!