Combining features of some of the most famous pastimes such as Mah-Jong, Rummy, Dominoes and Chess, Rummikub is a stimulating game requiring a large measure of strategy and a small dose of luck. Rummikub is a commercial version of Tile Rummy.
Rummikub was developed by Ephraim Hertzano in the early 1930s. The first Rummikub sets were hand-made one at a time in the Hertzano's backyard by the immediate family. In the early fifties Rummikub was hawked door to door, and small shop keepers had to be convinced to take a game or two on consignment. This resulted in the steady germination of Rummikub's reputation for outstanding play value and enjoyment which was spread by word of mouth.
Today Rummikub is the third best-selling game in the world and the best-selling tile number game. More than 40 million Rummikub games have been sold to date in 52 countries across 5 continents, printed in 25 languages.
Over the years, a number of different religious groups have associated playing cards with gambling, and have enforced a strict prohibition against all card games, regardless of whether they were gambling games or not. Rummikub arose as an alternative to this prejudice against playing cards. It is a purely numbered tile game with no images of kings & queens, or other royalty. Rummikub is considered by millions of lay men and women around the world, as socially relaxing and interactive play for all ages. Also clergymen and clergywomen of many denominations enjoy this peaceful and enjoyable game.
- Original Rummikub Game
Here is the original version of the fast-moving rummy tile game loved by millions. Featuring one-piece tile racks and brightly-colored, easy-to-read numbered tiles, this set will provide Rummikub fans with years of enjoyment. Similar to the Rummy that you play with cards, you try to get rid of all your tiles by forming numbers into runs of 3 tiles or more, or 3 to 4 of a kind. The colors of the numbers on the tiles are like card suits. This game may start rather uneventfully, but when the players start putting more and more tiles in play, the options for your upcoming turns can become more complex, challenging, and exciting. Don't get caught with the joker on your rack if someone else shouts out "Rummikub!"
- Rummikub Electronic Handheld Game
Rummikub is the fast moving rummy tile game that has been enjoyed by people everywhere for over half a century! Players make points by collecting sets or building runs in the same color. Now you can take Rummikub with you and play anytime, anywhere with this electronic handheld version. Play against a friend or the computer with three game modes: Practice, Mini-Tournament, or Tournament. Helpful hints mode in the Practice mode helps you become a better player.
- Rummikub - Disney Kids' Edition
All of your favorite Disney classic characters join in creating a version of Rummikub that's a totally fun experience while helping kids learn about numbers, colors and shape recognition. There are three levels of play that allow the child to develop at their own pace while feeling good about themselves every step of the way.
- Nickelodeon Rummikub Kids' Edition
Kids' favorite Nickelodeon characters - like Spongebob, Dora, Diego and Kai-Lan, create a version of Rummikub that's fun and helps players learn numbers and shape recognition. Three levels of play! For 2 - 4 players, ages 4 and up. Contents Include: 42 tiles, 4 game racks and instructions.
- Pagat Rummikub
An introduction to Rummikub, as well as information about Sabra Rummikub, American Rummikub, and International Rummikub.
- Play Rummikub Online
Play Rummikub online, for free, at Rummy Royal, where you can challenge yourself against players from around the world, at any time of the day or night.
- Rummikub Rules
Pressman Toy's rules to the game of Rummikub, with illustrations.
- Rummikub Rules & Games
Rules to the game of Rummikub, as well as a listing of Rummikub downloads for Windows and Macintosh.
Lemada Light Industries is the manufacturer of Rummikub and other games. Their site contains information on the game, its history, rules, and playing tips, as well as details on all available versions of the game. Note: Rummikub® is a registered trademark of Lemada Light Industries. Some of the text on this page is provided courtesy of their web site.
- Tile Rummy Online
Play an online version of Tile Rummy (AKA Rummikub) against a computer opponent in this fun and engaging card game.