To begin a game, each player puts a chip in each of nine compartments on the game board. Seven of the compartments are identified with a bonus card. When that card is played during the game, the holder of the card wins the corresponding chips. The center compartment is won by the first player to empty their hand. The Poker Pool is won by the player with the best poker hand at the end of the game.
Michigan Rummy is known by a number of different names, such as "Rummy Royal", "Royal Rummy", "Rummoli", "Three in One", "Poch" (in Europe) and "Calliente" in Australia. Most of these games use the same basic rules. The commercial game Tripoley uses many elements of Michigan Rummy.
Michigan Rummy Games
- Michigan Rummy
Michigan Rummy is a casino-style game that's fun for everyone! Each hand has three stages, one called Hearts, one called Poker, and one called Michigan Rummy. The object of the game is to be the first to get rid of all your cards, and the player in the end with the most chips wins!
- Fundex Michigan Rummy
This is the classic game of Michigan Rummy. The game set includes a game mat with designated areas for your chips, playing cards, chips, and complete instructions. The game mat makes this version of the game easier to store and transport than the more expensive wooden or plastic editions of Michigan Rummy.
Michigan Rummy Links
- eHow: How to Play Michigan Rummy
eHow provides step-by-step instructions for setting up and playing Michigan Rummy.
- Michigan Rummy Rules
Official rules to the game of Michigan Rummy, from Fundex Games. [PDF]
This web site is dedicated to those who are interested in learning more about Michigan Rummy and related games.
- Pagat Three in One
Authoritative rules to Three in One (AKA Miuchigan Rummy and Tripoley).
- Rules of Michigan Kitty
Best with 4-6 players, though this is flexible. Players should be old enough to recognize numbers and keep track of the sequence of jack, queen, king, and ace coming after 10. Otherwise, it can be played by adults and children together very successfully, and does not require intense concentration.
Note: The exquisite Michigan Rummy board pictured at the top of this page is available from Wizard Woodworks.