Combining features of some of the most famous pastimes such as , , and , Rummikub is a stimulating game requiring a large measure of strategy and a small dose of luck. Rummikub is a commercial version of .
Rummikub was developed by Ephraim Hertzano in the early 1930s. The first Rummikub sets were hand-made one at a time in the Hertzano's backyard by the immediate family. In the early fifties Rummikub was hawked door to door, and small shop keepers had to be convinced to take a game or two on consignment. This resulted in the steady germination of Rummikub's reputation for outstanding play value and enjoyment which was spread by word of mouth.
Hertzano's , published in 1978, describes three different versions of the game: , and . Modern Rummikub sets include only the Sabra version rules, with no mention of the others, and there are variations in the rules between publishers. The game was first made by , founded by Hertzano in 1978.