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The Draw Dominoes game
The Draw Domino game is one of the easiest games with dominoes. We describe The Draw Dominoes rules for the online domino game implemented at Askalink
Number of players
The game is for 2 players.
Object of the game
The first player to score agreed-upon number of points (100 - 500) wins the game.
At the beginning of a game, the hands are dealt by randomly shuffling
all dominoes and distributing 7 dominoes (also called bones) to each
player. (9-bone initial hand can be also selected upon table creation).
The remaining dominoes are placed in the bone-yard to be drawn from by a
player when he/she cannot play a domino from his hand. If this is the
first hand of a game, the player with double six must play it first
(also see options below - random 1st hand). If no one has the double
six, the call goes out for double five, then double four, and so on
until one of the players can produce the called for tile. Players then
take turns. In subsequent hands, the winner of the previous hand starts
the next game (Options: rotated start). When leading in a hand
other than the first one in the game, the choice of play may be any tile
in the lead player's hand.
The game play
Once the lead domino has been played, the dominoes that may be played
are constrained to match the exposed ends of the chain.
If the tile is not a double it is placed horizontally. If the tile is a double, it is placed vertically.
Players take turns. If a player does not have any tiles which have a
number of spots that matches one of the exposed ends of the chain, that
player must draw from the bone-yard one domino at a time until he draws
one which may be played. If there is no bone-yard or are no more dominoes
left in the bone-yard, that player must pass. If a player has at least
one domino that matches one of the exposed ends of the chain, that
player must play a domino and cannot pass. Play may proceed off both
ends of the chain, or from the exposed ends of the first double that is
played once that double has had dominoes played from both its sides
(Spinner option). That double is referred to as the spinner because the
chain sprouts from all four sides of the domino. At most there will be
four ends of the chain exposed; no other double may have additional
dominoes played from it.
It is allowed to draw from the bone-yard while a player can play a
The game end
The game ends when one player goes domino (plays his last bone) or when
all players have consecutively passed.
The player who dominoes or, if everyone passed, the player with the
least number of spots, scores points equal to the number of spots on the stones in the hands of all