Domino is a game played with a set of small, rectangular wood or plastic blocks, each bearing one to six pips (or spots) resembling those on dice. When domino is played on a table, the player places his tiles edge to edge so that their open ends match in number of pips. The resulting line of played tiles is called the domino line of play, and it is this formation that determines who has the right to make the first play in each turn.
When the first player makes a domino play, the other players must follow his lead and do the same, either by taking a tile from the line of play or placing a tile in the line that the previous player has already laid down. Depending on the rules of the particular game being played, the last player may also be required to place a tile before anyone else can.
There are many different domino games, but they all fall into four broad categories: blocking, scoring, and round games. The simplest domino games involve matching numbers on adjacent faces, such as a double-six set against a double-eight set. Other games are based on positional play, where each player in turn places a domino tile with its open end facing another domino tile so that their adjacent pips form a certain total.
The majority of domino games are played by two or more players. To begin the game, the tiles are shuffled and then drawn by each player in turn, with the player drawing the highest domino taking the first seat. In some games, such as bergen and muggins, the player with the highest total number of pips in his hand begins play. Occasionally, there is a tie, and when this occurs the winner is determined by drawing new hands.
In addition to being fun, domino is a great way to teach children about counting and math. It is recommended that the game be played on a hard surface, as this will allow for easier placement of the dominoes. It is also a good idea to place a towel under the dominoes, as this will help prevent them from sliding around on the table.
If you have a lot of dominoes, it may be helpful to draw an initial domino line of play, and then to fill in the lines with additional tiles as needed. This will prevent the dominoes from being stacked too high, making them difficult to move and to play.
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