The Basics of Domino


Domino is a game of chance and skill. Its unique features include a blank or identically patterned side and an identity-bearing side with from one to six pips.

Players draw a hand of dominoes to determine who plays first. They then place the tiles edge to edge until they form a line of play.

Game rules

The dominoes are shuffled and each player draws a hand of seven tiles. The player who draws the highest double goes first. The players then draw again to determine who plays second and so on. This process continues until all the tiles have been played or until a predetermined number of rounds is reached (or until a certain point limit, such as 150 points).

Dominoes are rectangular pieces with identifying marks on one side and blank or identically patterned on the other. A typical set has 28 pieces that include all possible combinations of two ends having zero to six spots. Dominoes with matching end-values link together in chains that develop a snake-like shape. Doubles, which can be placed perpendicular to the chain, add value and provide for additional play opportunities.

At the end of a hand or game, winners are awarded points based on the values of the dominoes left in their opponents’ hands, rounded up to the nearest multiple of five. Runners up are awarded points equivalent to the value of the remaining unseen dominoes in their hands.


A domino is a small, flat, rectangular block made of rigid material such as wood or bone and used as a gaming object. They are also referred to as bones, pieces, men, or stones and can be used to play many different games. Each domino has a face divided into two squares, each bearing from one to six dots or marks called pips. A set of 28 such dominoes forms a complete set.

Dominoes are usually twice as long as they are wide and are typically marked with a series of black or white pips that contrast with the background color. The pips are generally molded or inlaid on the surface of each domino.

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There are many different types of dominoes in use throughout the world. They are available in different sizes, shapes, and colors. This variety allows players to choose the set that best suits their needs and preferences. For example, if you want to play a game that requires more strategy, you may prefer the larger double-twelve set.

One way to score a domino game is by counting the total number of pips in each losing player’s hand after each round. This is similar to the scoring method used in a standard Block game. This method is more accurate than simply counting the number of pips in each tile. In addition, it is important to count only one end of a double (i.e., 4-4 counts as four points).

The earliest sense of the word domino may have been to refer to a long hooded cloak worn by a priest over his surplice. It is also possible that the word referred to a black domino contrasted with the white of the mask used in a carnival procession.


Domino is a game played with a set of dominoes – rectangular-shaped tiles with two sets of dots representing integers. These numbers range from zero to six, including doubles. Each domino is normally twice as long as it is wide. The ends of a domino are marked with values ranging from six pips to blank or none, and the sum of the pips on each end is known as the value or rank of the tile.

Depending on the rule variation, the winner of a round of domino is awarded points by counting the pips on opposing players’ tiles. Doubles are counted as one or two, and double-blank is usually counted as zero.

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