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Dominoes is a game played by two or more persons with twenty eight rectangular wooden blocks which are plain on one side and numbered one to double six on the other. matching halves are laid together in a manner so that your opponent can not follow.

Domino's is one of the most popular games in the world played by children every where. as in its simplest form the rules can be picked up in minutes. there are also a variety of games that can be played with dommino peices.

Played in the home, and is popularly played in pubs and clubs, as a competitive pastime. It is particularly strong in the West Indies and Caribbean countries where it is a very fast and vocal fiercely competitive sport.

Domino's can be played and enjoyed by any age. from young children learning to match numbers to the competitive strategy game played by adults.

Domino's can be played by people of all abilities against each other equally with no need for any modification. Probably because domino's were developed to be played in times and conditions of poor lighting. A reason why it has stood the test of time.

There are twenty eight rectangular numbered pieces. each player receives fourteen pieces face down, one piece from each side is turned over, the person with the highest scoring piece starts the game, the opponent then has to match a number and so on, trying to release numbers in a fashion that the opponent cannot follow. It is a great advantage to get rid of high numbered pieces as early as possible as the sum total held at the end of the game is scored against you.

As in most activities practise does sharpen ones game, especially in doubles where an understanding with your partner has to be achieved. When playing doubles it is normal to play with a double set which is numbered one to double nine (fifty five pieces instead of the more normaltwenty eight pieces).

Closely Related Activities
Domino Stacking and Toppling. See activity 218

A set of dominoes can be bought for a couple of pounds. But a traditional set of Ebony and Ivory or bone pieces is expensive and collectible.

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