# Question: How do I start Rummikub?

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## How do you start the game Rummikub?

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14 tiles The player with the highest number begins. Play proceeds clockwise. Return tiles to table and mix tiles again. Every player then takes 14 tiles and arranges them on his/her rack into sets of groups or runs.

After you determine who plays first, all the players pick 14 tiles. BEGINNING In order to place tiles on the table each player must make an initial meld of 50 points in one or more sets.

## What is the initial meld in Rummikub?

The initial play (also called initial meld) is the first time you place your sets of groups and runs on the table. The first time you play, the value of the tiles from your sets must add up to a minimum of 30 points. If the value of your tiles do not add up to 30 you cannot play until you are able to.

## How many points do you need to lay down in Rummikub?

30 points In order to place tiles on the table, each player must make an initial play of at least 30 points in one or more sets. These points must come from the tiles on the players rack and not from tiles already played on the table. A tile is worth its face value.

## How do you end Rummikub?

A player cannot lay down a tile he has just picked; he must wait until his next turn. Play continues until one player empties his rack and calls, Rummikub®. That ends the round and players tally their points (see Scoring). When the pouch is empty, play continues until no more plays can be made; that ends the round.

## Can you go down with a joker in Rummikub?

As discussed above, you cant just start things with the joker, but you can use the jokers after placing your first sets on the table to get “out” Typically you need to have 30 points or more to lay down at once to get out but once you are out you can use the joker.

## Why is the game called Rummikub?

When the tile game originally released it was known as the child of Rummy. This is why its original name was actually Rummikid. Later in the 1970s, the name was changed to Rummikub. This has been the name since then and they are not planning on changing it now.

## What happens if you cant go in Rummikub?

If a player cant enter the Rummikub round, or purposely chooses not to, the player must take a tile from their pouch, and the turn ends. After the other players have made their first plays, they can also build on different sets on the table with tiles from their racks.

## How do you clear the joker in Rummikub?

HOWEVER, this version of rules includes a section, 4 ways to clear the joker are: Joker is replaced. Joker is not replaced. Joker is not replaced. Joker is not replaced.

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