How Do I Play Word Rummikub?

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To play the tile game Word Rummikub, combine tiles to create words on the table each turn. Manipulate the words on the table to form new words.

  1. Deal out tiles

    The game can be played with two to four players. Each player picks 14 tiles, and places them on their rack. The goal is to get rid of all your tiles, which ends the game. The rules of the game are similar to the original version of the game Rummikub, except with letter tiles, instead of numbers.

  2. Lay out words

    With each turn the players attempt to create words with their tiles and the tiles on the table. Each player must start out by laying out a word six or more letters long. If you are unable to make a word long enough at the start, draw another tile from the pile.

  3. Manipulate the words on the table

    The words already on the table can be manipulated to form new words. You may break the words apart and use the letters to form new words. You must still add at least one new tile. All the letters on the table must be used to form valid and unique words. The longest new word must contain at least one letter from your rack. The scores are based on the number of letters in new words.