Dominoes: The Classic Fun Game of the Century
Dominoes is a game of fun that started in China many centuries ago, however, some aspects of the game originated from the Mediterranean and Egypt. In the 18th century, the game Dominoes first became popular in Italy and quickly spread all over Europe and globally. Dominoes has different rules according to the country of origin. It is a game that has been around for many centuries and played by many generations. It is a real classic game. And has been a part of many cultures around the world.
The game of Dominoes is governed by rules. There are many varieties of domino game namely memory game, block and Mexican train dominos and the most common is the draw.
The most common of the domino is the layout game, which falls into two main parts the scoring and blocking games. Most of the domino games are the blocking game and the main aim is to empty the tiles in your hand while blocking you challenger. At the end of the game, the tiles or pipes in the losing player’s hand is counted to determine the score.
In scoring game unlike the blocking, the scoring is happening during the game, making it the primary goal. Players accumulate points during the game for certain arrangements, emptying or moves one’s hand. During the game, if a player doesn’t announce “domino” before the tile is placed on the table, and another player announces domino after the tile is placed on the table, the first must then pick up extra tiles.
The rules of domino game are very easy to follow. The game involves shuffling the tiles on the table and placing them face down and mixing them up. This game can be played by 2, 3 or 4 players. It two people are playing each should pick 7 domino tiles. 4 or 5 players each should pick 5 tiles. Each person should keep their tiles hidden from their opponent and arrange the tiles visible in front of them.
The game of domino is usually started by the player with the highest double. The player on the left side must place a matching Domino QQ to the first tile. If the next player started off with a double, they must play a tile that has a six on it else they can draw from the pile of unselected dominoes until they get a piece they can play. If you can’t find a matching piece to play you then can pass your turn to the next player. The first round of the game is won by the first person that runs out of dominoes.
The main aim in playing Mexican train is to be the first player to put down all their dominoes. The tiles that are left in your hand will count against you so you have to play deliberately and get rid of the tiles with high numbers and the play goes clockwise.
Domino Indo is governed by a simple rule where the first person plays a domino on their train, followed by the second player. During the playing, if a player doesn’t have 12 tiles in their hand they must draw from the boneyard and keep all their dominoes. If a player is unable to play they must place a marker on the hub signifying that anyone can play on their train, at this juncture the players will build their own trains. This construction is called the roundhouse. The players will play their turns to try to lengthen their rains and to get rid of all their tiles. Whenever you cannot go you must draw a domino from the boneyard except if it is empty.