Dominoes
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Dominoes Instructions

Use your mouse to select a piece from your deck and place it on the board. You can only play dominoes with sides that match the number on an open end. The player who has the double six tile starts off each round. If no one has the double six, then it moves to the next highest number tile. Be the first to play all of your dominoes on the board in order to win each round. The first player to reach 100 total points wins the game. 

 

There are three dominoes games you can choose from. Each mode has different rules, so try them all to find your favorite!

 

Classic: Draw dominoes when you can't move until you find a matching tile.

 

All-Fives: Count the dots on the open ends of the board after your move. If they add up to a multiple of five, you score that many points.

 

Block: Pass your turn when you can't move.

 

Dominoes Games Tips & Tricks

Play high number tiles early. Every round, the winning player will get points based on the sum of the remaining dominoes in the losing player(s) hand. It’s best to let go of tiles with high numbers early on in a round in order to limit the amount of points your opponent(s) will get if they win. 

 

Read the room. Pay close attention to your opponent(s) moves throughout the game. When they draw from the pile, take note of which numbers are playable. Chances are, they are lacking those tiles in their hand and you can easily trap them by playing that number later in the round. 

 

Defensive dominoes. As you catch on to your opponent’s moves, look for ways you can block the board. For example, if one end of the board has a 2 and the other a 4, you can play a 4-2 tile to make both open sides show 2. Your opponent will be blocked out of the move or will have to draw from the pile if they’re lacking that number.

 

What You Learn From Playing Dominoes

Playing any of the three dominoes games can help improve basic math, critical thinking and strategy planning skills. When playing All-Fives mode, players will need to think ahead in order to make the end tiles add up to a multiple of 5. In any mode, critical thinking skills are applied when trying to figure out which tiles are in the opposing hands. 

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