Tuesday, September 11, 2018

#gameweek With Rummikub


One of my favorite games is Rummikub. I played it a lot growing up at family gatherings. It most certainly brings back memories. My Aunt Becky introduced it to us, and My Grandma that is no longer with us loved to play!

Everyone would sort of get annoyed with me because when I was around 10 (Isaak's age) I'd dismantle the whole game just to try and figure out how to get my tiles played.

I tried to get my kids to enjoy Rummikub like I did. They didn't seem to take to it. Possibly it's because I played so much growing up that I won every single time!

That's until lately! Even though I won most of the time, I taught the kids how to play too. I just played the boys and came in last place! Yep my ego is heartbroken. Ha! I'm just glad they finally learned how to play well enough to kick my butt!

Game Contents:
  • Four Wooden Racks
  • 106 High Quality, Durable Tiles, Including Two Jokers
  • Instructions
  • A Wooden Case 
How to Play:

This is for two to four players. Ages 8 and up.

Scramble the tiles up, pick 14 tiles.

Organize the tiles by runs (same color in number order) and three of a kind (same number, different colors). You have to have 3 tiles in both sets and three of a kind to put them on the board. You can have more than three, but not less than three. Don't let your opponent(s) see your tiles.

We play youngest to oldest, but you can draw a tile to see who goes first. Whoever has the highest tile starts the game off.

You can play if your tiles = 30 points. If you have a joker, it can equal any tile, and equals 30 points right away. If not you can not play, draw, and it's the next player's turn. You can not go after you've drawn.

Once you've laid out, and it passes one more round you can lay tiles on other people's runs or three of a kind to equal a four of a kind, You can steel a fourth tile to add to two of your tiles to make another three of a kind, or run. You can split in a run up to play more tiles within it.

Anything goes!

Three or four of a kinds have different colors, and more than three tiles. Runs have to have the same color, and at least three tiles.


The objective is to get rid of all your tiles.

Encourages STEM or STEAM:
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Art
  • Math
Rummikub is about pattern recognition, and planning skills.

I love this game because it makes the players think!

What's your favorite board game that includes numbers?

Disclaimer: I got this product for free from  Goliath Games | Pressman Toy Company in exchange for an honest review. Pressman did not tell me what to say for this review. All opinions are my own. 


Theresa Mahoney said...

This is another one I never played, but think looks fun too. I don't recall number games, other than Sorry. We played a lot of card games, like Rummy and Spades growing up.

mail4rosey said...

We just became acquainted with this game and we love it! In fact, I didn't even take it to game day at my school because I wanted to make sure it stayed intact (no pieces missing), lol.

Heather said...

I haven't actually played it. Looked at it a lot at the store. I generally don't like number games, but I do like patterns. The only game I'll add for is cribbage. ;)


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