Introduction to the Kalooki 51 Card Game
The Rummy card game known as "Kalooki 51" is an advanced version of this popular and classic game. It is quite fast-paced and requires all players to maintain a sharp eye and pay close attention to the actions of the other players.
The goal of a game of Kalooki 51 is to be the first player to entirely dispose of all cards in your hand, and this is done in one of two ways:
- Going Kalooki - laying down all cards at a single moment; or
- Going Out - gradually laying down melds until all cards are disposed of. This can be done through complete melds or "building" on existing melds.
For a player to utilize the "Going Out" approach they must wait until a meld has a value of 51 or more before it can be laid on the table, which is where the name of the game comes from.