There are games which have been played for years, decades, even. Your parents and grandparents before they have spent hours enjoying solitaire, poker, and dominoes, to mention a few. Good thing that even in this digital era you can still experience the thrill of strategizing and more so, winning, albeit, in a different version. Now is the time to revel in the excitement of playing Dominoqq. It is so simple and easy, just read on and learn.
Normally about 2 inches in height, ⅜ inch thick and an inch wide, a domino tile or bone is rectangular in shape and is divided by a line running down its middle. The different figures or dots found on its surface combine to represent various numbers. Simply put, a domino is fundamentally two dice glued side by side.
The number of figures on the domino tiles’ surface on both ends determines how they are called out. The figure on the upper side is mentioned before the figure on the lower side in reference to a specific domino tile. As an example, a “5-2” is a tile with a 5 written on the upper side and a 2 on the lower side.
A domino tile with identical figures on both sides is called a “double”. The heaviest double in a double-six set is that of a double six and the lightest is the double blank.
First of all, a good shuffle is in order. Shuffling the domino tiles is a crucial part of the game as it assures the participants that not one of them is aware of a particular domino tile’s placement and therefore cannot pick it later on. Being a game that is mostly reliant on luck, proper shuffling is mandatory to give each player a fair chance and in the event that a player happens to identify a domino tile, there is a need for a reshuffle. Having all tiles facing down on the table as they are moved around randomly is the tried and tested method of shuffling domino tiles.
The set of shuffled domino tiles is referred to as the “boneyard”.
As the game is about to start, the player who will go first needs to be designated. There are two ways by which this is done. In one, all participants pick a domino tile each and the one who gets the heaviest bone will play first. The picked tiles are then returned to the boneyard for reshuffling. The other method, on the other hand, needs the tiles to be drawn, distributed and allocated first, and the player with the heaviest dominoes will make the first move.
The tiles are arranged on-edge in front of the respective players as caution is exercised in preventing the other participants from having a peek into one’s set of domino tiles.
The first tile is now placed by the pre-determined first player followed by the others in a sequence according to the one agreed upon. The subsequent domino tiles are then connected to the open ends of the layout. Double tiles are usually placed crossways, straddling the tile it is connected to. All sides of a double are open for connection.
The game proceeds by adding and connecting domino tiles to the layout until a player has no tile to connect for that particular round. When this happens, they can either ” pass” and wait until the next round when they might already have the chance to place or take another domino tile from the boneyard.
There are versions of the game which left the two remaining tiles from the boneyard for the winner upon completion of the game.
The game comes to an end when a participant has placed all their tiles and traditionally declares “domino” or when the game is blocked which means all participants have run out of domino tiles that can be added to the layout.
Pips from the other participants’ tiles are given to the winner and the player who reaches the target score or the participant with the highest points is declared the winner.