Rummikub History started around 70 years in the past in the country of Romania. The person responsible for the invention of the game was Ephraim Hertzano, who wanted to see this game become the most popular one played in both USA and Romania. By the 1940s Ephraim and Hanna, his wife, had already thought of the rules of this game, which basically appeared from Rummy with the replacement of the cards with colored cubes. One important reason why Rummikub appeared then was the fact that card games were illegal in Romania so it was really hard to have a family game night. With the use of cubes all would have changed and this was the basis of the upcoming Rummikub History events. Read also about the origins of burraco history.
The problem was that Ephraim’s budget was not at all high and he could not afford wood or plastic to be used for tiles. His brilliant idea to solve this problem came when he went to a Romanian manufacturing shop that was recycling canopies of Perspex airplane cockpits. As soon as he started promoting the game the success was almost instant. Store owners started to want to sell the game and as time passed the name Rummikub was given to the new favorite family game.
As time passed we saw Ephraim move to Israel and continue selling rummikub games. His idea of promotion was based on simply inviting important people to his home for a game. On the other hand, it was really complicated for the game to reach the popularity that he wanted. This did not stop him and in the year 1977 Rummikub basically became a hit, being the game that was the best sold that year.
Nowadays Rummikub is still popular and we are in front of one the top selling games around the world. Rummikub did receive some modifications during his historical evolution but at this point in time we know that around 30 million sets were sold in over 45 countries that spread over 4 continents. What started as a dream became Rummikub History and as time passed different variations appeared with their different rummikub rules. This game has even been included in online casinos and rummy rooms, thus gaining even more popularity and we do not expect its popularity to diminish in the future.