How do you play okey in Turkish?
After a random dealer is chosen, each player is given 21 tiles (your hand) and the dealer gets 22 tiles. The rest of the tiles go face down into the bank and 1 tile which indicates what the joker will be is turned face up. The game is played anticlockwise. The dealer starts the game by throwing away 1 of his tiles.
Is rummikub the same as okey?
Okey is very similar to Rummikub. Essentially they are the same game. Rummikub was invented by Ephraim Hertzano, a Romanian-born Jew, in the 1930s and began selling it in Israel (Palestine). Yet these types of games seem to be most popular in Turkey in the form of Okey.
Can you play on other people’s tiles in Rummikub?
For a player's first move, they must play a set (or sets in some versions) with a value of at least 30 points. A player may not use other players' tiles to make the "initial meld". If a player cannot make an initial meld, they must pick up a single tile from the pool and add it to their rack.