Domino is a tile-based game where players take turns placing dominoes edge to edge against each other in a layout that produces the required total or blocks some other player’s tiles from being played. The number of dominoes on a layout is limited by the number of possible combinations of two adjacent pips (the “open ends”). Larger domino sets, such as double-nine or double-12, extend this limit by adding additional pips to one or both ends of the tiles. In most games, the first player to score a total or block other players wins the round.
In addition to blocking and scoring games, dominoes can also be used for other types of puzzles, such as solitaire or trick-taking. The most common of these are adaptations of card games and were once popular in certain areas to circumvent religious proscriptions against playing cards.
The game is typically played on a table and each player draws their dominoes before play begins. The first player to play a domino (determined by drawing lots or who holds the most tiles) starts the game by placing the first tile on the table. The next player plays a domino that matches the value of the first tile played, either by matching the pips (e.g., a double-six) or by adding to the total of the first tile’s pips (e.g., by adding a double to the six of the second tile).
After all the players have placed their dominoes on the table, they shuffle the tiles and draw them one at a time in a random fashion. The collection of shuffled dominoes is called the boneyard, and each player can see how many tiles remain in other players’ hands. Each player may then select a domino from their boneyard and place it on the table in such a way that it is connected to the open end of the previous tile or an adjacent closed end of the same tile.
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