Dhumbal is a card game that was first introduced in Nepal as “Jhyap.” Later it got more popular among other countries as “Dhumbal.” This game is mostly played in Nepal and India. It is similar to world-wide popular game Rummy where players make sets and sequences to win the game. But in this game, players throw set and sequences to win the game. Unlike Rummy, you always discard before you pick a card. The main objective of this game is to have the least sum of card numbers.
Local names of Dhumbal
Dhumbal is also called “Jhyap” in Nepal and India. This game got famous as the name of “Yaniv” in Israel.
Basic rules of Dhumbal
- In Dhumbal, you should always discard a card before picking up another card.
- If you want to throw multiple cards at a time, then it should be a set or sequence.
- You can only pick your opponent’s last thrown card once you throw a set or sequence.
- You cannot show your cards if the points in your hands are higher then the Show Points.
- The player with the least points wins the game.
How to play the Dhumbal Game
Each player is dealt with five cards from a single pack of cards, and the remaining cards are stacked face down for drawing during the gameplay. You must throw a card first then pick a card from the draw pile. If you have a pure sequence (e.g., A,2,3,4 or J, Q, K of the same suit) or set (e.g., A, A, A or 7,7,7 of any suit), then you can throw multiple cards at a time. But if you don’t have any, then you can throw a card with the highest value. You can also pick your opponent’s last thrown card once you throw a set or sequence. Before starting the game, you can choose a number from 5 to 10 as Show Points. You can only show the cards when the points in your hand are less than or equal to the Show points. You can only win the game if you have the least number of points among all players. This game is so interesting because no one wins the game until someone shows the cards. The game does not end even if a player has discarded all the cards in their hands. They will have to pick another card from the drawing pile and wait for their turn to show the cards.
The player who shows the cards does not always win the game. The winner is declared according to the points. If your opponent shows his cards, but you have total points less than theirs, then you made Dhumbal, and you win the game. Let’s suppose the Show Points for the game was 5, and the other player shows the cards when they have 3 points. If you have only 1 or 2 points in your hand, you win the round.
Tips and Tricks to win the game
- -If you have a set or sequence, then throw them first.
- -Keep the low-value cards and throw the highest value cards.
- -If your opponent throws a low-value card, then pick that card instead of drawing from the drawing pile.
Features of this Dhumbal Game
- There are multiple themes for cards and the background of the game for your enjoyment.
- You can choose the number of players according to your desire.
- You can maximize or minimize the Show Points from 5-10 if you want to make the game more interesting.
- You can adjust the speed of the gameplay from slow to fast according to your desire.
- You can restart the game easily and play a new game.
- You can enjoy playing Dhumbal anytime, anywhere, since it is an offline based game.
Where to find the Dhumbal Game?
We tried to bring the best game environment in this Dhumbal game. It is available on both Play Store and App Store for Android & iOS users to download and play instantly. You can play this game without any internet connection or data charges.