Flower & Scorpion Dominoes Rules

How To Play Flower & Scorpion Dominoes

Number Of Players: 2 to 4
Domino Set Required: Double-six, plus a pair of dice

Flower & Scorpion is a variation of Bergen, and plays much the same, except that this game uses a pair of dice in addition to the dominoes.

Flower & Scorpion is believed to have a Middle Eastern origin.


The two dice need to be of different colors. It doesn't really matter what those colors are, as long as they are distinct from each other. One of these is called the "flower", and the other is called the "scorpion".

After shuffling the dominoes, each player draws tiles to make up their hand. The number of tiles drawn depends on the number of players:

The remainder of the tiles make up the boneyard (known as the "oasis" in this game), and are held in or reserve to be drawn upon at need.

Roll the dice at the beginning of each hand. The dice are not used during gameplay, but their values determine special scoring opportunities during the hand.

Flower & Scorpion Dominoes


The player with the highest double places the first domino. Play proceeds to the left (clockwise). Each player adds a domino to an open end of the layout, if he can. If a player is unable to make a move, he must draw dominoes from the boneyard until he can make a move. If there are no dominoes left, then the player must pass.

A hand ends either when a player plays all his tiles, or when a game is blocked. A game is blocked when no player is able to add another tile to the layout.


In addition to the scoring within each hand, one point is awarded to the first player who meets one of the following conditions (in order or priority):

If none of thew above conditions are met, then no point is awarded for that hand.

Winning The Game

A game of Flower & Scorpion is won when a player reaches a score of 20 points.

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