The Basics Of Domino

The Basics Of Domino

Some games of the pre-technology era refuse to be placed in the sidelines. They are just too fun and entertaining that people still enjoy the thrill of playing, more so, on digital platforms. Dominoqq, being one of the most exciting games of all time is presented to you here in its most basic form for easier understanding.

The Bone

A domino, tile or bone as it is commonly known to players, is rectangular and has a line running down the middle crosswise. The tiles form a combination of different numbers from the various figures or dots found on its surface.

The usual size of a domino tile is about two inches long, three-eighths inch thick and one inch wide.

Looking at it, a domino tile is primarily a little rectangular block that is a combination of two dice as pictured by the figures or dots on its surface.

Domino tiles are called out according to the number of figures they have on both ends. The figure on the upper end precedes the figure on the lower end when referring to a particular domino tile. To exemplify, a “4-1” is a tile with a 4 written on the upper end and a 1 on the lower end.

A “double” on the other hand is a tile with the same figures on both upper and lower ends. A double six is referred to as the heaviest double in a double six game while a double blank is the lightest.

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There are different kinds of domino sets such as:

-double six

– comprised of twenty-eight bones to a set

– the most popular of all domino sets

– represented by various numbers from zero to six

– the set starts with a blank on both ends and ends with a six on both ends

-double nine

– comprised of fifty-five bones to a set

-double twelve

– comprised of ninety-one bones to a set

-double fifteen

– comprised of one hundred and six bones to a set

-double eighteen

– comprised of one hundred and ninety bones to a set

How it is played

In the spirit of fair play, the first thing that needs to be done is to shuffle the domino tiles to make sure that no one is aware of the location of any particular tile. Proper shuffling ensures that the game is purely based on luck and having anyone see the figures on a tile would not be favorable. It is advised that all tiles are facing down when shuffled or there would be a need to start shuffling all over again. The best and most used method is having all tiles facing down on the table as they are moved around randomly.

A “boneyard” is the term generally used for a collection of shuffled domino tiles or bones.

There are two methods by which the player who makes the first move is chosen:

The first is where the player who picks the heaviest tile gets to play first. The picked tiles are then returned to the boneyard and reshuffled.

In the second method, after the tiles have been drawn, distributed and allocated, the player with the heaviest dominoes gets to make the first move.

The tiles are then methodologically placed on-edge in front of each participant to make sure nobody else can see.

The first tile is placed by the designated first player after which subsequent tiles are placed in accordance with the sequence of players. The open ends of the layout are the ones to which the subsequent tiles are to be connected. Double tiles are normally placed crossways. As a rule, all sides of a double are open for connection.

The object of the game is to continuously connect and add tiles to the layout.

When a player has no more move to make or cannot add any tile to the layout, they can either pass on the move and not play for that specific round or take another tile from the boneyard.

Some versions of the game leave the last two tiles from the boneyard for the winner to get the value of once the game ends.

A game is considered ended when a player has played all their tiles and traditionally says “domino”  or when the game is blocked wherein no player can add any more tile to the layout.

The pips on the other players’ tiles are then awarded to the winner. The player who attains the predetermined score or the player with the most points is declared the winner.

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