The purpose of Domino-Games.com is to provide an informational portal for the great game of dominoes. At the time that this site was conceived, there were a number of excellent sites that offer domino rules, and a few that offered domino software, but there was no single site that brought it all together -- everything domino, all under one roof, so to speak. That's the purpose of this site.
Thus the tagline: Your Dominoes Portal - All Dominoes, All The Time
Domino-Games.com offers the following for those seeking to learn about dominoes and play domino games:
- Dominoes Information: You can learn about the history of dominoes and the basics of gameplay, find links to other domino sites, and find out where to purchase dominoes and domino accessories.
- Domino Rules: Domino-Games.com provides the rules for all of the most popular domino games, as well as many lesser-known games. In addition, Domino-Games.com provides, for each of these games, links to other domino rules on the web, so that you'll be assured of the most authorative and complete set of domino rules on the net.
- Domino Software: The aim of Domino-Games.com is to provide the most comprehensive directory of domino games available -- freeware, shareware, and commercial -- for all popular operating systems, including Windows, Macintosh, PocketPC, and PalmOS.
- Online Dominoes: Domino-Games.com provides a directory of online domino games. This includes simple you-against-the-computer games, one-on-one games against real people, and online domino tournaments.
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Very few sources of information stand alone, and this site is no exception. Though much of the text, and all of the specific organization and implementation of this site is original (Copyrighted © Domino-Games.com), the information on this site is based on information contained in a number of books and other web sites. Domino-Games.com is indebted to the authors of these books and sites for their pioneering research and work. It is impossible to acknowledge all of these sources, but the following are a few specific references:
- John McLeod's pagat.com is an inspiration to all game site authors. The structure, organization, and thoroughness of his information is a model of what the Internet at its best can be.
- Puremco, in addition to manufacturing some of the best dominoes and domino games in the world, also provides an excellent "Domino Library" containing information about dominoe and rules for many domino games.
- The Wikipedia provided some of the background information from which this site was built.
- R.C. Bell's "Board & Table Games From Many Civilizations", Karel Leeflang's "Domino Games & Domino Puzzles", Reiner Muller's "Dominoes: Basic Rules & Variations", and "Hoyle's Rules Of Games" are a few of the many books providing information on dominoes history and gameplay.