On the run up to the big day, our Christmas celebrations start the second it’s December. We start planning our Christmas baking weekends, game nights, family gatherings, festive activities and so much more. We make sure that we are jam packed every weekend and most evenings with something Christmassy – even if it’s just a bottle of wine and a film.
We host several game nights throughout the year with family as well as having some for just us at home. We are such a gamer family and are always looking for new games on all platforms to try out so Rummikub was perfect for our night in. We grabbed some mince pies (festive bakewells for me!) and mixed some snowballs, then we were ready for our evening.
Rummikub is a classic board game, but I’ve only ever played Rummy as a card game. After playing the classic just once, it is genuinely now one of my favourites at the moment and will definitely be making another appearance over our Christmas celebrations. The game took a while to get used to all of the rules but once we had it figured out, it was so much fun!
Here is a little bit about the board game itself…
Correct or not, the best way I can explain Rummikub to those who have never played it is that it’s a cross between Rummy (the card game) and Scrabble – in the way you can add to their tiles with yours.
Rummikub is a game where you have to use your head and strategy – it wasn’t long before I was getting competitively frustrated! The tiles are a selection of differently coloured numbers with a few jokers thrown in which can represent any number you choose.
You start the game off with 14 tiles and the first person to put down & get rid of all of their tiles is the winner.
To get rid of your tiles, you have to either put them down in groups of 3-4 or a run. You can also use any tiles that have been laid down already by adding to the group or run, or by taking the tile away completely and adding it to your own.
Rummikub is for two to four players and suitable for players aged 7+. It is available online and in most toy stores for £24.99. To find out where it is stocked near you, check the stockists here.
Do you have any favourite games? What will you be digging out this Christmas?
*Disclaimer: I was gifted Rummikub in return for an honest review.