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 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. 40 million Rummikub games have been sold to date in 52 countries across 5 continents, printed in 25 languages.
Regular rummy and other card games are banned or considered taboo by many different religions, and their followers. This is the result of years of negative image build-up that card playing and gambling are evil pursuits.
Rummikub on the other hand, is a purely numbered tile game with no images of kings & queens, etc. Rummikub promotes calm, release of tension, and 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. Some even call it "heavenly," as it encourages goodwill and good feelings among those playing the game, to the soothing sound of the clicking Rummikub tiles.
Rummikub.com - 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.
BoardGameGeek - A site dedicated to board games containing a database of reviews, session reports, images, files, and news. Their Rummikub page contains information on the game, reviews, articles, & links.
Pagat.com - An introduction to Rummikub, as well as information about Sabra Rummikub, American Rummikub, and International Rummikub.
Rummikub-Linker - Rummiku-related links. From Norway.
Rummikub Rules - Rules to the game of Rummikub, with illustrations. From Pressman Toy.
Rummikub Software - A comprehensive listing of Rummikub games for Windows and Macintosh.
Rummikub Rules - Rules to the game of Rummikub, from a vintage game. From Rummy-Games.com.
Note: Rummikub® is a registered trademark of Lemada Light Industries. Some of the information on this page is provided courtesy of their web site.