Block Dominoes Rules
How to Play Block Dominoes
Block Dominoes is the simplest variant of dominoes games played between 2 to 4 players with aim to score 100 points before their opponent does. The game is played using a double-six domino set.
At the beginning of the game all domino tiles (also called bones) are shuffled and each player is dealt 7 tiles.
The remaining tiles are kept in the boneyard and are not used until next round. The game is played in multiple rounds.
Domino tiles have two ends which are seperated by a line, each end resembling a die face. In addition to standard 6 die faces, domino tiles also contain blank faces whose value is considered to be zero. Non-blank face value is equal to pips count.
The two ends in domino tiles are identified by their value (fron 0 to 6 in a double-six domino set).
The player with the highest tile (sum of both ends in the tile) plays the first tile in the center.
Next player can play a tile only if he has a tile which matches either of the two ends of the tile sequence in the play area.
Player plays the tile by aligning the matching end of his tile to the matching end of the tile sequence in the play area.
If player can not play a matching tile, he must pass.
The round ends as soon as a player has played all his tiles. The round also ends in case both players are left with tiles but do not have a matching tile to play (The game is said to be blocked).
After end of the round all tiles are moved to the boneyard and shuffled. Next round starts with 7 tiles dealt to each player and played in similar fashion as the first round.
At the end of each round, pips are counted for remaining tiles (if any) for each player and player with lower remaining pips count wins the round and difference of the two pips counts are added to the winner's score.
If both player have same pips count at the end of the round, the round is considered drawn and no points are added to their score for that round.
The first player to score 100 points wins the game.
For more information on this game and complete set of rules, refer to Domino-Games.com.