Rummikub is an iPhone and Android Games App, made by Kinkajoo Ltd. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Kinkajoo Ltd, with the latest current version being 4.4.17 which was officially released on 2021-07-14. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 4212 Reviews on the Apple App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.1 out of a possible 5 stars.
The unique combination of tactical thinking, luck and tense competition has made this classic family game to one of the most successful games for the past 70 years! Arrange the tiles to create the smartest color and numbers combinations.
Will you be the first player to place all tiles and win the match?
* Play the classic Rummikub game online with your friends, family or players from all around the World.
* You can choose to connect with your Facebook account, Game Center or as a guest.
* Collect a daily bonus and get rewarded for coming back everyday.
Play ONLINE with millions of Rummikub players from all around the world and try to win as many points as you can to become the Rummikub Master!
CREATE a public table with your own preferences; number of players, turn time and entry fee.
INVITE FRIENDS and family members to play!
Create private tables and choose your own personal game settings.
You can see which of your friends are online from your Facebook's friendlist and invite them to join you to play a fun classic Rummikub game.
We offer a few types of tables - for conservative, moderate and High Roller's players.
Play against computer players (also available OFFLINE). Define the turn time, opponents number and difficulty level.
Includes 10 supported languages - English, German, French, Dutch, Korean, Chinese, Spanish, Polish Portuguese and Turkish.
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Good game - customer support is fantastic
I love playing Rummikub with friends and I was very excited when I found this app. Because I like playing on my own time I choose the Practice game, which is against the computer rather than against live people. That way if I have to leave in the middle of a game or get interrupted I can close it and reopen it at my convenience. To play any game you need coins. I initially bought coins for $2.99, but even in the Practice mode you can earn more coins by watching videos or winning so many points. I don’t feel that I will need to purchase coins again. Twice when something didn’t work quite right I contacted Customer Support and both times got an immediate response and they quickly resolved the issue. Sometimes the game seems to lock up (where it’s stuck on one of the players), but I usually exit the game and come back in and it gets resolved. This game is very close to the real thing, although when I play with friends we have stricter rules.
My only suggestion
Very cool app. My girlfriend and I play together and I’ve come to really like this game. We have the classic board game as well, and of course I’m when it’s just the two of us, it doesn’t matter either way. During the app, my only suggestion, when we hit Play Now and start a random game with whoever, I can not decide how much I want to play for coin wise. If i pay 1.99 for 10k coins, I don’t want to play for 1000 coins per game. If coins are involved, and I pay for them, I should be able to decide how much I want to play for. Just like adjusting the time. Definitely a 5 star game. Adds are 5 seconds. Adds for free coins. No need to have in app purchase to have a good time with this app. Overall, very satisfied. But I won’t be buying coins if I can’t limit how many I play for.
I started playing this because my friend and I get together for board game day and she suggested Rummikub. I had no clue how to play this game, so I downloaded the App to practice and also paid for some coins. I wanted to learn the game quickly and didn’t realize at first that I could earn more than the daily amount. Anyway, I love playing it and once my husband saw that, downloaded and now it is his go to game also. There has been a couple of glitches (which might be from playing on 2 iPads and an iPhone?). I lost a lot of coins and contacted support. Within a few hours both times, the coins were added back. I am retired and worry that I may get dementia because I am not exercising my brain as much as I should. This App certainly helps to keep my brain active now.
Some design issues
It’s a fun game with the classic graphics so I gave it 4. but I don’t know why it doesn’t let you decide how much to bet. Sometimes you have a lot of coins and it bets the minimum. Other times you maybe don’t feel you want to risk half your coins on a big bet and it does it anyway. Second problem is that on iPad the emoticons your opponents make cover up the top of the screen so they maybe are trying to hurry you but it makes it harder to finish if they block the tiles repeatedly. Unless it’s meant to let you do that as a strategy to mess someone up from seeing the screen. Once in a while my screen didn’t move the pieces where I did it or ended my turn by misregistering my moves. And last criticism is that the ads it forces you to watch before you can play the next game sometimes are 5 seconds , 30 sec , none requires and other times they freeze and you have to exit the game and restart.
Good game if you remember it is an APP
Reading reviews and I am confused. Do people really think playing an APP game is going to be the same as with people? First I have been playing this APP on and off since it’s inception. It is way better!! I did like being able to opt for different times, only 30 sec can be tough but makes the game different, more exciting. Also I prefer the computer taking over for lost players. I don’t notice it playing better, sometimes I lose sometimes I win. I just like playing. Yes, it steals coins sometimes, yes it glitches, yes it only lets me play 500 cost sometimes, yes there are ads.... hello it is FREE. Running out of money? let it run ads and you will have plenty... I usually win enough that I have plenty to play a few games each day. If someone starts poking for me to play fast, I can ignore them, because it is an APP. Relax, enjoy and have some fun people!
Fun but not perfect
Great game, seems to pretty accurately recreate the experience of playing Rummikub. I agree with a lot of the things mentioned in other reviews... sometimes it does seem unrealistically and disproportionately difficult to win, but I guess that could just be random. The ads can be annoying but hey, it IS free. Biggest problem though — and the entire reason I’m writing this review — is the bottom of the tile rack is too close to the iPhone swipe area. Every time it interrupts my timed turn, it feels incredibly unfair, and trying to be extra careful to avoid it happening is a waste of precious time. There has to be some way around this. Please figure out a way to not have the rack so close to that area so when I try to swipe tiles, I can do it with confidence that I’m not going to exit the game and mess up my turn. Other than that though, the game is fun and a pleasure to play. Thanks!
Great game when it plays realistically
This game is a lot of fun and I really get into it when I feel like it is being fair and realistic. However, there are times that the game feels quite “rigged” against individual players and it stops being fun at times. The first issue is the seemingly regular occurrence of drawing out to 25 to 30 tiles before being able to play. Understand that it can happen in real life, but it seems to happen too regularly here. The second issue is the computer player takeover, where the automated players are able to play rapidly and win from large numbers of tiles (just lost a game with less than 5 tiles and computer player had 17). These take away from the realism at times and make the game frustrating.
Just re-installed this app after deleting it months ago. Nice app and very fun game, but unfortunately the updated app still allows players to make illegal moves using a joker that has previously been played. This violates the Original Rummikub game rules (which are also posted in the app) and enables players to win who otherwise likely couldn’t have won. Can’t believe this still hasn’t been fixed, please fix this!!! Or don’t call this the “Original Rummikub” game!!! Additionally am also having problems similar to those reported by others with iPhone X or 11 models, which is that trying to move tiles at the top or bottom of the screen frequently bounces you away from the game. Then you have to quickly shift back to the game and wait to be reconnected, by which time your 30 seconds are almost up. It’s tough enough to win with everybody improperly using the jokers, this makes it worse. I know it’s an iPhone quirk and don’t know a good way around it, but it just adds to the frustration and may have to delete the app again.
Game now refuses to open
I’ve been playing this for some time and although I think my level dropped after doing an update I still played. Overall it’s the best rummy tile game out there. My gripe may have to do with the latest update offered. I did not choose this one because of the reviews pointing out that it simplifies the game by sorting tiles for players for best play. I do not want this, as it steers away too far from how you would play at home. So I avoided the update. However ever since the game on my tablet refuses to open fully. I get the first screen then three seconds later it blinks out. This is new and I know it’s not my tablet causing it to crash, I suspect it’s not opening because it requires me to play with the new update. So sadly I delete it. Please stop simplifying the game. If a player can’t sort his own tiles or see the best play that’s his problem, not yours to watch over his or her shoulder and suggest them. At least have an off option for those like me who hated seeing my tiles auto sort by runs or sets. I think I am capable of doing that myself.
Really addictive but has some flaws
I really like this game. It is challenging and very addictive. I do have a few problems with it. 1. It costs money to play. You get free coins, you can buy more, and you when coins when win your game. 2. There is a buy in on each game and the more coins you have the higher the buy in. The only way to pick the buy in amount is if you create your own game. I’ve tried this and it snagged and I was never able to play the game I created. 3. It is nearly impossible to win. You play against other people (not sure about all but most) but it seems that the higher the buy the higher my chances of losing. I won more when I had fewer coins and the buy in was $100 than when I bought coins and the buy in jumped to $1000. Buy in was $100 I would win maybe 1 in 5. When the buy in is $500 or $1000 I’m lucky if I win 1 in 10. It seems completely disproportionate.
Easy to cheat, a lot of ads, but great aside from that
UPDATE: UGH!!! The cheating I mentioned in my first review is becoming much more rampant. I’m starting to wonder if these people think that this is how this game is actually supposed to be played?! Whether it’s cheating or people think that’s how it’s played, what’s the fun in that? It’s no fun to play people who save the Wild tiles until the very last round to ensure that they win. This would never happen in an in-person game. It’s become so common now that I no longer wish to play this app. So sad as I really love this game. —————————————————————————————————- Possible solutions - Remind players that that’s not how this is played. Allow players to block players who choose to play this way. Otherwise, I won’t come back. Deleting the app now. Feel free to respond to this review if you make these changes. —————————————————————————————————- I love Rummikub, have been playing the in-person game for years. This game is well done, no issues, except that I’d love an option to opt out of ads, such as paying 3.99 or something. Also, it’s easy to cheat, with no repercussions whatsoever. Twice in a row just now, 2 different players saved their joker tiles for their very last play in order to win. Ugh. In a real life game, they’d totally get called out on that and would not be allowed to win. This is an extremely frustrating part of the game and I don’t know how it can be remedied. Surely there must be a way though?
So done with this game cheating! Computerized players (and don’t tell me these players making 30 moves per 30 second turn aren’t a computer) should be limited in the number of moves it can make in a turn. The computer shouldn’t be able to make more than an actual human who has to think about what they’re doing can make in a turn. Algorithms put human players at a severe disadvantage. Tiles I am in the process of dropping when the timer goes off end up being tossed back and all my moves undone, but yet other players can lay tiles down after I hear the timer for the end of their turn sound. I’ve lost games over this and it’s not fair play. And don’t try to say it’s a connection issue because it’s happened in multiple places, on different connections and happens to friends who play as well. Special sound for giving someone a Joker should be stopped. It’s no one’s business who has the jokers or when they get them. The current rules do not say when a Joker has to be played by. If they did, the game could automatically prevent that player from making any other moves until they play it, but it doesn’t. Players should not be allowed to arrange melds they don’t play on the make the board pretty. It’s called cheating. If one can’t play on a disorganized board, they should take up another game. You can’t move stuff when playing the table game, so same should go on the computerized version.
Poor Design in Ad Hell
The game board makes it very difficult if not impossible to play on an iPhone. Grabbing tiles from the top of the playing surface nine times out of ten grabs the Notification Center menu instead. When playing online this means that it will “pause” the game however it still runs your turn clock down while trying to navigate back into the game. Playing the game for about an hour I had several games where I never had a playable hand that met the game’s 30 point qualification for a first play. This would be annoying but fair play in a real life game (but in my experience much much rarer than in this app but we could simply chalk it up to bad luck). However, this game contains ads. Lots of ads. So many ads! It is annoying to watch other people or AI play a game with aggravatingly slow animation wishing you could partake in the action, but when you are required to sit through the same ads over and over to have the privilege of watching other people play without you, it’s just too much. It isn’t fun and the worst thing is it could be if the entire game was less of an obvious money grab and cared a little bit about the users experience.
Playing single player is a joke
The game is very good. Tiles are easy to see. A tap of a button arranges them in pairs or runs saving time on the clock. My biggest gripe is that when playing single player against the computer two thing consistently happen. The first and most irritating is that I will have two tiles and the computer 23. And the computer goes out and wins. This isn’t rare. It happens constantly. The latest game I had was down to the final move. I had both jokers and refused to play them. The computer was hoarding all the tiles and never making a move so I had nothing to play on. The last move it was able to make numerous moves a human isn’t capable of in 60 seconds. This is way too aggravating to be able to enjoy the game when you know every time the computer will hoard tiles till it can go out. I’ve begun leaving games till an actual human comes on to play. Which is rare. Another is that it seems to get stuck on a loop. Doing the same moves over and over again then taking them back. I’ve often thought of leaving the game because it’s just stuck. Maybe five or eight times later it finally completes a move.
This page was last edited on 2021-07-14.
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