Rummikub Turns 70!
Can you believe that this much-loved strategy game has been entertaining families for over 70 years this year?! Rummikub has such a special place in my heart – I still remember coming home from school just to join my grandpa and grandma at their dining room table for a game of rummikub or two! I could never get enough and always tried to outwit them with my sharp moves, but my grandpa always found a way to outwit me. He was a champion in this game, and I believe I were a worthy competitor. Some of my favorite childhood memories with my grandpa were around that dining room table as he showed me the fun and taught me the strategy behind the game of Rummikub. The Rummikub experience game now gives me that same opportunity to bond and create everlasting memories with my own family.
Rummikub is a fun and exciting strategy and tile-based game for 2-4 players, which combines the elements of the card game rummy and mahjong. The game has 106 tiles and includes 104 numbered tiles and 2 jokers. Each player gets to grab 14/16 tiles before the game starts, and then take turns to put down tiles from their racks into runs” or “groups” of at least three, drawing a tile if they are unable to play. An important feature of the game is that players can also work with the tiles that have already been played by other players. The objective is to be the first player to lay down all of your tiles and then shout “Rummikub!” for the win. You can play individually or in teams and it’s an excellent game for family game nights!
For a 70-year-old boardgame, rummikub is a legend of a game that holds up incredibly well for its age as a game that brings the whole family together and which everyone can enjoy!
The range of rummikub boardgames can be purchased from the following retailers:
- Toy Kingdom – https://toykingdom.co.za/product/rummikub-experience/
- Takealot – https://www.takealot.com/rummikub-experience/PLID13031545
- Toy Zone
- The Kid Zone and
- Prima Toys – https://www.primatoys.co.za/rummikub
PS: I also have a Rummikub Experience up for grabs over on our Instagram page.
A & Mommy