I am a HUGE fan of games of all types and I love playing games with my family. I grew up playing the card game rummy but I somehow never played Rummikub until a few weeks ago. I did searching online and I found out that Rummikub is super popular so I am glad I now own it because it really is a lot of fun! It has all the elements that make a great game: it's easy to learn and fast-moving, it's different every time it's played, it combines luck and strategy, and it changes quickly so every player has a chance to win until the very end. And with more than 50 million units sold, Rummikub is one of the world's best-selling, and most-played, games. This Special Edition Rummikub from Pressman features extra large numbers on the tiles and a durable wooden case for convenient storage and travel.
- special edition solid wood storage case
- 106 highest-quality, durable Rummikub tiles
- 4 sturdy wooden racks
Players take turns placing numbered tiles in runs (consecutive numbers of the same color, like 2, 3, 4 in red) and groups (three or more of the same number in different colors, like a red 9, a blue 9, and a black 9), rummy style. Having played rummy my whole life definitely comes in handy with playing Rummikub as it has a lot of the same basic concepts. Only this time you share the game board, you can split runs and there is still a chance to win until the last tile is played.
Big Sis is 9 and only learned to play rummy a few months ago as it is sort of the family game but it definitely helped her to be able to play Rummikub with me now. Please excuse any errors you see in our game play pictures as we are both still learning and we get a little bit better every time we play!
I really like the nice tiles as they are thick and feel smooth in my hands and I am sure it is just a sensory thing but I like it! I am a sucker for special edition sets because I like the look and feel of the nicer pieces.
I can definitely see this becoming one of our favorite games. Lil Sis likes to watch over my shoulder and I know over the course of several months she will begin to understand how to play and then be able to join us. I plan to teach my mother how to play as well because being a lifelong rummy gamer I know she will enjoy Rummikub too.
We are headed on our beach vacation in 2 weeks and we always bring 2 or 3 games to play at night once baby is asleep or for playing while it is raining and this game will get one of those spots this year. An absolute blast to play! You can get your own copy conveniently on Amazon.