Author Box
Articles Categories
All Categories
Articles Resources

Dominoes Rules

February 08, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 501

It is so much fun to play dominoes. This game has been around for centuries and has been played by generations and generations of kids and kids at heart. Who would fail to remember spending their afternoons playing dominoes with siblings, cousins, parents or playmates? It is an absolute classic game we are all fond of. In fact, this game is already a part of every major culture in the world.

According to history, the game of dominoes may have started from China during the 12th century. However, there are artifacts that point its origin to Egypt and to the Mediterranean. Either way, this game first became popular in Italy during the 18th century. It became immensely popular all over Europe and the world.

As of today, there are quite a few versions of this game. And every version has its own little twist as according to the country it has originated from. Each of these dominoes rules depends according to the place of origin.

Learning About the Game Pieces of Dominoes Roles

It is not difficult to learn what are dominoes rules if you know its primary components. You need to learn how the tiles work individually and altogether.

Basically, a domino is a small tile of about 2 inch long, 1 inch wide, and 3/8 thick. Each tile represents two dice. The tile is referred to as the 'bone'. The most popular set of domino is the double-six.

Tiles are named after the number of dots on each end. The lower number is usually listed first. For example, a tile with 3 on one end and 6 on the other end is called as "3 - 6". Those tiles with the same number on both ends are called "double". So if you have a tile with numbers "5 - 5", it is called "double-five". The heaviest value is double-six and the lightest is the double-blank.

In the game rules, tiles with the same number on ends belong to the same "suit". There are 7 suits with 7 members each.

General Draw Dominoes Rules

There are several versions of games: block, Mexican train dominoes, memory game, and etc. The most common domino game is draw. The rules in this game are very easy to play. In fact, it is the most popular game. So, if you hear somebody inviting you to play dominoes, he is probably inviting you to play draw.

The rules for this game are simple. The game starts by shuffling the tiles on the table. Place the tiles face-down and mix them with your hands.

If there are 2 players, each player should select 7 domino tiles. If there are 3 or 4 players, each should select 5 tiles. Place the tiles in front of you where you can see them. But make sure you keep them well hidden from your opponent. The player with the highest double starts the game.

The next player to the left must place a matching domino next to the first tile. If the first player started with a double-six, you should play the tile with a 6 on it. Otherwise, you have to draw from the boneyard (pile of unselected dominoes) until you get a playable piece. You must pass your turn if you are unable to find a piece to match the tile. The player who runs out of dominoes first wins the round.

Now that we've covered the basics of dominoes rules, have fun and enjoy a wonderful game with your family and friends!

Learning dominoes rules is not difficult. Draw dominoes, block dominoes, Mexican train dominoes, and other games have one goal: to have the lowest number of tiles at the end of each round.

Source: EzineArticles
Was this Helpful ?

Rate this Article

Article Tags:

Dominoes Rules


Mexican Train Dominoes

Since time immemorial unscrupulous folk have existed. The world continues to see them and they would continue to exist to the end of the world. The best you could do is sensitizing yourself to detect

By: Zuneaoy l Home & Family > Crafts Supplies l December 11, 2012 lViews: 581

What does it take to find the best prices and greatest selection when searching for jewelry supplies? Because jewelry making has become such a popular hobby, there is no shortage of locations where

By: Zuneaoy l Home & Family > Crafts Hobbies l December 11, 2012 lViews: 249

You can purchase the same thing online for a much cheaper price. Now, granted, you may find that some beads and snake bracelets are just as expensive as at the store, but you will find that online

By: Zuneaoy l Home & Family > Crafts Supplies l December 07, 2012 lViews: 330

Arborist is simply called as the nature maker in the words of a poet. They really make your garden clean, healthy and tidy. When you are having tress at your place it is necessary to check them up or

By: noragwilt l Home & Family > Gardening l November 20, 2012 lViews: 311

To make sure you gain true protection, it is of paramount importance that these covers ought to be durable and strong. To make sure you gain true protection, it is of paramount importance that these

By: Simon Liva l Home & Family > Entertaining l November 16, 2012 lViews: 269

If you wish to throw a birthday celebration party, you should have a lot of money. A number of people think that if perhaps they cannot dedicate such a lot money for the celebration, it won’t

By: jhoel mojokuvic l Home & Family > Entertaining l November 12, 2012 lViews: 286

This very popular game called Operation was developed in 1967 by Milton Bradley. Currently distributed by Hasbro, this great battery-operated game allowed kids of all ages to practice dexterity and

By: Antoinette Ayanal Home & Family > Board Gamesl April 24, 2012 lViews: 710

Gambling is something which has fascinated people since ages. People have resorted to gambling in various forms. One such online dice game is Yahtzee. It is a real fun to play this game. Once you are

By: Priyank Sonil Home & Family > Board Gamesl April 21, 2012 lViews: 429

  The unprecedented development in programming and the development of different computer languages in the last three and more decades, has made it easy for programmers to produce a lot of online.

By: Rajesh B Sanghvil Home & Family > Board Gamesl April 03, 2012 lViews: 501

Scrabble is one of the world's most famous, interesting and competitive games. For most of us, it is a game we enjoy with our family or friends. But there are game enthusiasts, who take it seriously

By: Kyle B Taylorl Home & Family > Board Gamesl March 14, 2012 lViews: 463

Chinese Checkers is a game that has been derived from the game known as Halma. It was an American professor called Dr. George Howard Monks who founded the game Halma. The professor got the idea after

By: Mihir Shah Ml Home & Family > Board Gamesl February 23, 2012 lViews: 446

Three basic strategies I use every game that help me win. Best of all, you can implement them right away!

By: Peter Jewiczl Home & Family > Board Gamesl February 16, 2012 lViews: 739