# The Basics of Dominoes

Dominoes are a family of tile-based games. Known more commonly as gaming pieces, these rectangular tiles have two square ends marked with the number of spots on each side. The object of the game is to place as many dominos as possible in a row. If you are successful in doing so, you have won.

To play domino, place a tile on the table and position it so that the number on the tile touches the end of the chain. It is possible to play a domino tile in either direction, but only one tile with the same number on both ends can be played. The player who plays a tile with the same number on both ends of the chain is said to have “stitched up” the ends.

The earliest recorded use of dominos dates back to the Song dynasty in China. The game of dominoes first reached Europe during the 18th century. However, there is some debate about whether they originated in China and were brought to Europe by Italian missionaries. Regardless of the origin of the game, it is believed that Europeans adapted it and made it popular throughout Europe.

The game is played with two players and a set of double-six tiles. Players take turns drawing a hand of dominoes and comparing their values. The player with the highest double (or highest scoring domino) goes first. The player who shuffled the tiles is the last to draw. If the players draw tiles that are identical in value to each other, the player with the highest double wins.

There are several rules to playing dominoes. The first player to draw one domino is called the “first” player, and the game moves clockwise around the table. After a player draws one domino, the dominos are mixed again. The next player with a playable domino has to play it, so that no domino is left behind.

The game ends when the last player places their last domino on the table. When this happens, they will add the dots that are left in their opponents’ hands to their own score. In the team version of domino, team members do not add the dots of their teammates to their score. Counting to five dots of their opponents equals one point. If both partners chip out, the winner is the one with the lowest total number of dots.

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A basic game of domino involves two players and a double-six set. The game requires 28 dominoes that are placed face-down in a pile. The pile is called the “boneyard.” Each player chooses seven dominoes. In this way, they can play on either side of a single domino or on both sides of a double domino. The first player starts the game by playing the first domino and the other player must match the number of pips on the first domino. If this is done, the player is deemed “blocked.” The game continues until the last player has no play.