Dominoes game rules and classification

Dominoes game rules and classification

The most popular type of game is layout games, which fall into two categories, closed games and scoring games.

Most domino games are closed games where the goal is to clear the opponent’s hand while blocking it. Finally, the score can be determined by counting the number of points in the hands of the failing player.

In a scoring game, scoring is different and mostly occurs during the game, making it the primary goal.

A popular version, mostly played in Singapore, called Hector’s Rules, allows double-headed CARDS to be played in an opponent’s hand, rewarding an extra head of play immediately after the double-headed card is played.

If the opponent drops all tiles on the turn, the game is a draw.

Blockade of the game

The basic domino variant is for two players and requires double sets of six. The 28 tiles shuffle face down, forming a stock or bone field. Each player draws seven CARDS from the inventory. When a player starts drawing a block, it is usually placed on the edge in front of the player, so that each player can see his own block, but no one can see the value of another player’s block. Therefore, each player can always see how many CARDS are left in the opponent’s hand during the game.

A player starts by knocking one of the tiles down (playing the first tile). This block starts the game row, and the values in the end pairs of adjacent blocks must match. Players alternately use one of the bricks at each end to extend the course of the game. If a player is unable to place a valid tile, he must continue pulling tiles out of inventory until he can. The game ends when a player wins by playing the last brick, or when the game is blocked because no player can play. If this happens, whoever created the obstacle gets all remaining player points, without counting their own points.

Scoring game

Players accumulate points in the game while performing certain configurations, moving or emptying their hands. Most scoring games use variations of the draw game. If a player does not call “Domino” before placing the card on the table, and another player speaks a domino after placing the card, the first player must pick up an additional domino.

Lottery games

In a raffle game (block or score), players are also allowed to draw any number of CARDS from the stock before playing, and are not allowed to pass until they are (almost) empty. The score of a game is the points in the losing player’s hand plus the points in the stock. Most rules stipulate that two tiles must be kept in stock. Lottery games are often referred to simply as “dominoes”.

Adaptations of both games can accommodate more than two players, who can play individually or as a team.