The goal in Rummikub is to be the first player to get rid of all their tiles.
Rummikub is played with 106 tiles, consisting of 104 coloured number tiles (red, yellow, black or blue) and 2 joker tiles.
The coloured tiles have a number between 1 and 13. Each number appears twice in each color, meaning there are 2x4x13 = 104 tiles. Notice that in the similar card game Rummy, two decks of 52 cards are used, corresponding with 104 cards.
Each player is dealt 14 tiles. In this original Rummikub online game, these 14 tiles are selected randomly. The 14 tiles are placed on the player’s rack. The remainder of the tiles go into the tile pool.
Players can place tiles on the table when they form a set, which can be either a group or a run.
- Group: three or more tiles with the same number and in a different color.
- Run: three or more tiles with consecutive numbers in the same color.
A joker can be used in a set to replace any tile. The color of the joker is not important. Two jokers can be used in the same set.
Select your tiles from the rack and place them on the board. Be the first player to place all of the tiles to win!