Rummikub

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Rummikub® is a multiplayer game whose objective is to create either a sets three tiles bearing the same figure in different colors, or sets of runs — three consecutive numbers in the same color. The first player to place all the tiles on their rack on the table wins.

Rummikub® was invented by Ephraim Hertzano, a Romanian-born Jew, who emigrated to Mandate Palestine in the early 1930s.  He hand-made the first sets with his family in the backyard of his home. The game combines elements of rummy, dominoes, mah-jongg and chess.

Hertzano sold the first sets door-to-door and on a consignment basis at small shops. Over the years, the family licensed it to other countries and it became Israel’s #1 export game. In 1977, it became a bestselling game in the United States.

In Hertzano’s ‘Official Rummikub Book’, published in 1978, he describes three different versions of the game: American, Sabra and International. Modern Rummikub® sets include only the Sabra version rules, with no mention of the others, and there are variations in the rules between publishers.

The game was first made by Lemada Light Industries Ltd, founded by Hertzano.

You can now play Rummikub® on your iPhone and iPod Touch. The unique combination of tactical thinking, luck and tense competition has made this classic family game one of the most successful puzzle games for the past 50 years. Arrange the tiles to create the smartest color and number combinations. Play against 4 computer opponents and choose between 3 difficulty levels. Will you be the first who will have placed all tiles?

Rummikub® Game Features:

  • Official game rules.
  • Single player against four computer opponents.
  • Three levels of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced.
  • Auto tile sorting color, value or sets.
  • Adjustable time limit per turn; 1, 2 or 5 minutes or no time limit.
  • Auto save game.

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, iPad

Category: Games, Board, Family
Released: September 02, 2009
Publisher: Games Factory Online.nl B.V
Price: $4.99 (buy app)

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Rummikub® is a Registered Trade Mark. 1950, 2010 Hertzano Israel, All Rights Reserved.

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