Rummikub Plus

Day: Tuesday

Frequency: Fortnightly

Start time: 14:00 pm

Venue : Sandringham Court, Lonsdale Road

Group Leader: groups.wsm.u3a@gmail.com

Description:

Rummikub has just begun its 9th year thanks to loyal members who have made my efforts worthwhile. I hope to have many more fun sessions.

We are a friendly Group, mainly because we meet in my home, which is far more intimate than a meeting hall. It is a fun game that is not too competitive. We try to be serious as we play.

Tea and biscuits is provided each week.

Should anyone be interested in joining our group, Kevin Morris would be pleased to give more information about the game.

Rummikub is a tile-based game for two, three or four players.

Rummikub's main component is a pool of 106 tiles, consisting of 104 number tiles and two joker tiles. The number tiles range in value from one to thirteen, in four colours (black, yellow, blue and red). Each combination of colour and number is represented twice. Players each have a rack to store tiles, without revealing them to the other players, similar to that used in Scrabble.

Rummikub can also be played with two decks of 52 standard playing cards, plus two of the four jokers. Cards have their face value, with ace counting for 1, jack for 11, queen for 12 and king for 13. It is advisable to use small cards, because space on the playing table is limited, and to deal the cards (rather than taking them from a pool) unless the backs of both decks have the same colour and motif. Cards are less likely than tiles to read as upside down for any given player; however, large hands may prove slightly difficult to hold, especially for children.