What is the difference between rummy and Scala 40?
Rummy does not provide a minimum score for opening while at Scala 40 at least 40 points are required. Counting points is very simple because the cards retain their symbolic value and face cards are always worth 10 points.

108 cards The most common version is the one that requires two decks of French cards plus the respective jokers or wild cards ("rummy"), for a total of 108 cards. Some versions provide for the use of only one Joker per deck, for 106 cards. If there are only two players, you can also play with a single deck plus one or two jokers.

How to play Scala 40 in pairs

- Common objective: unlike what happens in the "single mode", in the Scala 40 in pairs the winnings are shared. ...
- The player who reaches 3 game points wins: the game of Scala 40 in pairs ends when one of the two pairs has totaled 3 game points.

Rummy (close in hand): When a player runs out of all his cards in a single turn, without ever having played or attacked, he plays rummy. In this case, all the points scored by the other players in this round are doubled.

The number of players can vary from 2 to 6. Usually everyone plays individually; only when there are 4 players at the table then you can play in two pairs of 2. To start the game the dealer (chosen by lot) deals clockwise, one at a time, 13 cards face down to each participant.

The dealer shuffles the deck and the player on the right breaks. The dealer deals the cards one at a time, starting with the player to the left of the dealer and continuing clockwise until everyone has 13 cards.

IL JOLLY It can be discarded only in closing. It can be placed in any trisquatris or scale, replacing the missing card for the exact composition, therefore, when counting the points for opening, it will have the value of the missing card.