Tiddle-a-Wink Domino Rules
How To Play Tiddle-a-Wink Dominoes
Number Of Players: 2 and up
Domino Set Required: Any
Tiddle-a-Wink is a variation of Block Dominoes, and plays the same except that a player playing a double may play another tile before ending his turn. It is also very similar to Tiddly-Wink, which typically uses a double-six domino set.
Tiddle-a-Wink plays well with a large number of players, and works well as a party game.
The size of the domino set used for Tiddle-a-Wink depends on the number of players:
After shuffling the dominoes, each player draws an equal number of tiles to make up their hand. Any remaining tiles are kept in the boneyard and not used.
- The player holding the highest double places the first domino.
- Each player must either play or pass; tiles may not be drawn from the boneyard.
- Anyone playing a double (including the first tile of the hand), may play again if able. Playing a tile after a double is not mandatory - the player may pass if he wishes.
- Play proceeds to the left (clockwise).
Ending A Hand
A hand ends either when a player plays all his tiles, or when a game is blocked, at which time the lightest hand wins total of his opponents points, minus any points in his own hand.
Winning A Game
A game is generally played to 100, 200, or whatever total is agree upon before the game begins.
- There is only one open end, on the last tile played.
- The first double is a spinner (can be played off all four edges).