Domino is a classic board game enjoyed in backyard parties across the country. With variations sporting cool names like Mexican Train and Chicken Foot, domino is a timeless mainstay.
When playing domino, players each draw a tile from the boneyard until they have an eligible one to place. The player then plays the tile onto the table, matching its end with one of the existing ends.
There are many different domino games, each with its own rules. Most of them involve scoring points based on the number of dots showing on each end of the domino chain. This configuration is called the layout or string and it gradually increases in length as each tile is played. It is important that each player only plays a domino if both ends show the same number; otherwise the players would be playing against each other.
When the game begins, each player draws one domino for their hand and then puts it in front of them. The player with the heaviest double, or doubles, makes the first play. If the heaviest tile cannot be played, the player passes their turn and draws another tile.
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Dominoes are small rectangular blocks that each have a number of spots, or pips, on one side and are blank on the other. They are normally twice as long as they are wide and have a line down the center to divide them visually into two ends. Each end has a value, which can range from six pips down to zero (or blank). Dominos are also known as bones, cards, men, or pieces and come in various shapes, sizes, and materials.
Most dominoes have a single suit, though larger-sized sets exist for more advanced games. These are often used for layout games, which involve the use of several different pieces.
Today, dominoes are predominately made of plastics and metals. They can be found in a variety of colors and styles. Some are even molded in different materials for a more unique look. The most common domino sets are double-six and double-nine, but there are also many other sizes.
The domino game can be played with many different sets of dominoes, each with a different number of spots or pips. Each domino has two ends with values of either six pips, four pips or none (blank). Dominoes are typically twice as long as they are wide, and each end has a line to distinguish it from the other end.
Typical games of domino can be scored in several ways, but the winner is usually determined after a set number of rounds. Typically, players who hold the fewest tiles at the end of the round win. The score is calculated based on the remaining pips in each player’s dominoes.
One of the most popular variants is the Mexican Train variation. In this game, each player starts with a double and adds a domino to their train each turn. Players can also add to other players’ trains, but at a limit of one tile per train.
In most domino games, the objective is to empty one’s hand while blocking opponents’. Each player scores points based on the value of the tiles they have left in their hands, rounded to multiples of five. The first player to reach an agreed amount wins the game. The winning player may subtract the total value of his or her opponent’s dominoes and add the remaining unused tiles in the boneyard.
There are a wide variety of domino games, and each set contains 28 tiles that have two square ends with numbers on both sides. Some sets contain additional ’spinner’ tiles, which are used for special purposes in some games. Larger sized sets are also available, and they are popular for games involving several players or teams. The most common size is double-six, but there are other sizes such as double-nine and double-twelve. Some sets are even numbered, which is useful for some of the more complex domino games.