Begin Play: The player who drew the highest double or the highest domino plays first, playing any domino he wishes from his had. Object of the game: Scoring points by laying the dominoes end to end (the touching ends must match: i.e., one’s touch one’s, two’s touch two’s, etc.).
Scoring and Winning. The game is over when one player lays down all his dominoes. Tradition calls for the player to announce "domino" when playing his last tile. If the game becomes blocked, meaning no player can add another tile to the board, then the player with the fewest amount of tiles is determined the winner of that round.
Dominoes is a classic game using distinctly unique tiles known as dominoes. Each domino is a rectangular tile split into two squares with a line, and each side has a number of dots indicating a value. Dominoes, much like Mahjong and playing cards, are a base from which different games can be built from.
The number of dominoes taken by the players depends on the number of players in the game and the set used. If a standard double twelve set is used, then for a play with 4 members or less, each can take 15 dominoes, while 5 to 6 players can take 12 each, 7 to 8 players can take 10 each, or 9 to 10 players can take 8 each.
You can play to score, to block or to domino. In the scoring game, you attempt to get the largest score without regard to who dominoes. The scoring game is the obvious strategy and it is probably what you will pursue at the start of the game when you do not know the distribution of the tiles.
The most popular domino game is referred to as “blocking.” This variation is played by two players using a double six domino set. The objective is to empty the hand while blocking competitors, and scores are determined by counting the dots, or pips, in the losing player's hands.
Scoring In some domino games, part of the score is obtained from the total number of pips at the ends of the line of play as the game progresses. If only one domino has been played, both ends of that domino are ends of the line of play. Thus, if a 5-5 tile is played, the count would be 10.
Dominoes is a classic game that has been around for a long time, and it’s not too hard to learn how to play! Two of the most popular dominoes games are “Straight Dominoes” and “Mexican Train Dominoes,” and all you need is a set of tiles and a few friends to play with.