The Germans like it, and that's the most important thing. Rummikub has been around for decades, and won the 1990 Spiel des Jahres award. That's enough for a sale right here! The classic tile-based number game is coming to the DS from Engine Software.

Plenty of traditional table and board games have made it to the DS, so there should be room for just one more little title! Rummikub is vaguely scheduled for a Q4 2008 release date, but we're expecting screens and updated information to surface very shortly.

In the meantime, you can probably pick up an original set and give it a try with friends in RL. This experience will feature a durable cardboard box to prevent scattering of pieces, a table surface made of genuine wood or water-resistant plastic, and real-time wireless conversation with up to three friends. You don't want to provide the snacks for more than that amount of people.

[Via press release]

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