How To Play Dominoes?

Dominoes FAQ

How To Play Dominoes

Dominoes, like playing cards and dice, are something of a generic gaming device. They are simple building blocks that can be assembled in innumerable ways to create a large variety of games, ranging from the simple to the complex, from games in which the gameplay is almost mechanical, to games that require great skill and strategy.

Dominoes is not a single game, but a whole genre of games that are played with domino tiles. Just as there is no one way to "play cards", there is no single way to "play dominoes". Each domino game has its own rules and its own objectives. In some domino games, the goal is simply to get rid of all your tiles before your opponent does, by match domino ends to the tiles already on the table. Other games resemble card games, using bidding, trump suits, and trick-taking to score points.

If you're new to domino games, or just need a brush-up on the basics of domino gameplay, check out the Domino Basics - Getting Started With Dominoes page, which will help you learn about the dominoes themselves, as well as the fundamental knowledge and skills that are common to nearly all domino games. Also, if you're curious, you can learn about the History of Dominoes and get some help with dominoes lingo with our Dominoes Glossary.

For a complete listing of domino games, refer to the Domino Rules section of this web site. > FAQ > How To Play Dominoes

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