One of the most important things which any Rummy aspirant should be well familiar with is the usage of a joker card. A joker is a card which can replace any other card to form a Rummy. The results of many Rummy games have been decided by the clever usage of the joker cards. Before explaining it, very briefly, let us know the two types of joker cards.
A joker card can either be a randomly selected card at the beginning of the game or a printed joker card having a buffoon image inscribed in it. Both these cards are used to replace any card while forming sequences / sets. A printed joker comes as the 53rd card in the pack of cards. Now let us see why it is necessary to make a hand with a joker card.
Let us first rule out one thing. A joker cannot be used to form a pure sequence. However, the other sequences and sets can be formed with either a wild joker card or a printed joker. A joker is a trump card for any players when they are struggling to form Rummy in conformance to the rules of the Rummy game. A person who knows to use the joker in a proper way is sure to have an edge over other players. Sometimes if the printed joker is selected as a random joker, then as of any suit can be used as a random joker. Knowing so many such rules about joker one can bring in a substantial difference to his game. Normally, it is advisable to use a joker to form sets and sequences of high value cards.
Once the usage of jokers is thoroughly known to a player, he will be able to tell you how important it is to have a hand with joker.