How to Play Rummy Rummy is a fun and relaxing version of the card game Rummy. In this game, points are scored by "melding;" that is, by laying. A popular version of Rummy, Rum is a game best played by three to five players. Here's how to play: Number of players: Two to eight, but this card game. OBJECTIVE OF RUMMY To be the first player to earn a total of points. NUMBER OF PLAYERS: Players. NUMBER OF CARDS: Standard 52 card.