#GamingBytes: Junglee Rummy is India's favorite online card game
Rummy is an integral part of every Indian household. Come Diwali, and you see everyone around you with those misty cards. As we ushered into digital world, Junglee Games came up with Junglee Rummy. It started in 2012, and soon gained a loyal fan base. Features like 'first person game view' and 'in-game chat' make the experience immersive. Here's our review of this app.
First off, we explain the rules of Rummy
Indian Rummy is a 13-card game. The suit starts with Ace and ends with King. Players have to attempt 2 things, sets or runs. Sets are three or four cards of the same rank. Runs are consecutive sequences of the same suit.
From physical to online: How things transitioned
As soon as players install the game, they get bonus coins for logging in with Facebook. The app guarantees that it doesn't post anything without permission, so it is perfectly safe. Apart from the initial bonus, there are daily bonuses as well. The gamers also have a chance to make 5,000 coins by inviting their friends. Quite understandably, these bonuses have driven both user acquisition and engagement.
A well structured app, design and aesthetics wise
The game has an easy interface, with options to invite friends followed by different game formats. A rulebook for newcomers is also available. Interestingly, the app allows players to see the leader-board to track competition. Further, players can also check their own profiles/statistics at the bottom of the screen. A timer shows how long players have to wait for, before collecting the next reward.
Have a seat at the table
Digging deeper, there are three modes in the game. The normal 13 card game is a 'no loss, no gain' format. Players don't invest their coins and don't win anything, if victorious. This format is best for practice before participating in paid games. Notably, the other two modes (101 and 201) require players to put their coins in a pot and test their skills.
Fret not if you lose coins
If you lose coins in a paid tournament, do not worry. You can regain some coins via daily bonus, or by inviting friends. To make things more interesting, for serious players, there is also an option of buying coins with real currency.
That said, what makes Junglee Rummy different?
The most special aspect of the game is the smart button. The sort button, automatically, arranges the cards in sets and runs. Players can also see all the discarded cards. Additionally, the 3-D feature makes the visuals better. The first person point-of-view makes the game much more engrossing for players. Notably, both the simple interface and rulebook make it comfortable for newcomers and pros.
Is it the best Rummy game online?
Junglee Rummy has an edge over others due to simple and immersive gameplay. For starters, the registration process is smooth. Comparatively, other applications take extremely long time to check credentials. However, one drawback is players lose coins for joining the paid games, even if they leave before the start. Overall, it is one of the best card games to come from an Indian company. We rate it 4.5 on 5. And you?