Product Type: Pressman Toys board games
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A fun game for all the family.
Member Name: kama0529
Advantages: Easy to learn the rules. Can be played by children and adults. Readily available.
I was introduced to Rummikub when I went to a "Rummikub Evening" where people had to pay to enter Rummikub contests for charity. I am someone who loves playing games and the interaction that you have with other people when you're playing a game - and Rummikub is undoubtedly a game in which you can socialise in the same way as you might over a game of cards.
The game consists of a set of tiles which are numbered from 1 - 13 in a range of 4 colours. Each player starts off by blindly picking 14 tiles and then the object of the game is to be the first player to get rid of all of these tiles.
In order to get rid of tiles you have to lay them down in runs of 3 tiles or more. When you lay tiles down they must be consecutive in numbers as well as the same colour OR they must be the same number but different colours. So, for example, you could lay down red tiles 10, 11, and 12 together - and that would be classified as a run. Alternatively, if red tiles 10, 11, and 12 are already laid out on the table you could add red 13 or red 9 to it as well. You could also lay down red 6, blue, 6 and black 6 and that would also be classified as a run. If you can't lay a tile down then you must pick up another tile from the pool - and you get further away from winning!
The game starts to get more complicated when you start splitting runs on the table and making new runs from these splits. The only rule is that every run that remains on the table must be of 3 tiles or more.
Its not a difficult game to get the hang of and I have played it with children as young as 7 and they thoroughly enjoyed it. Its one of those rare games that can be played by adults and children alike. I would recommend it for anyone who enjoys games which involves some processing and, although there is an element of luck, it is something which encourages strategy.
There are many versions of this game available on the market - all of which have the same rules but may have different quality tiles and tile boards etc. My version is from Waitrose and cost me just £9.99 and is of a durable quality and small enough to take when traveling.
Summary: An addictive family game.
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