How to Play Dominoes


Unlike playing cards, dominoes are played by placing the tiles in a specified position. For example, the “standard” domino game is played with a set of double-six tiles, which have six dots on each side. The game also includes a “draw” variant, which is played with a set of double-nine tiles. However, there are many other types of domino games. These include games such as Mexican train, chicken foot, and matador.

To play the game, each player starts with a set of tiles that is shuffled before playing. This is done so that the players can see what each other’s tiles look like. However, they cannot see the value of each other’s tiles. The tiles are then laid out in a way that other players cannot see them.

The domino set usually consists of two squares, known as the ends. The tiles are arranged so that one side is perpendicular to the other side. This way, it can be easily referred to as a double. In some versions of dominoes, the tiles are also joined to all four sides of the chain. The player who plays a domino with the same number on both ends is said to have “stitched up” their end. This type of domino is considered to be the lightest in value.

If the domino contains a double, the number on the end may be counted as one or two. If the tile is played on the right side of 6-6, it is called “double-six.” The tiles on both sides of the chain must be perpendicular to the middle.