Type of Dominoes Used: Any Domino
Type of Game: Blocking Game
What's unique: When a player plays a tile that matches an open end in the line of play, the number of pips on the tile's open end is added to his score, and the first player to reach 50 or more points is the winner and yells, "Domino!"
Number of dominoes drawn: Each player draws 5 tiles
Set: Any tile may be set and is set by the last person to draw from the boneyard
If the first player sets a double, he earns points of the total number of pips on that tile; if it is a single, he earns points of the total number of pips on the heaviest end of the tile. Play then continues to his left.
The next player makes a play by matching one of the ends of the set tile with one of the ends of a tile from his hand. This player earns points of the total number of pips on the exposed end of his tile (the end that does not match the set tile). Play continues, clockwise around the table, in this manner.
Any time a player is unable to make a play, he must draw from the boneyard until he draws a playable tile. A player must pass if
there are no tiles left in the boneyard and he holds no playable tile in his hand.
The first player to reach 50 or more points is the winner and gets to shout, "Domino!"
Variations: You may change the number of points a player must receive in order to win the game. To shorten or lengthen the game, make the number of points lower or higher than 50 points. In the case of a longer game: If all tiles have been played before any player reaches the winning score, start a new game, but add points earned to your score from the previous game(s).
Reprinted with permission of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., NY, NY from GREAT BOOK OF DOMINO GAMES by Jennifer Kelley, ©1999 by Jennifer Kelley. (The Sterling book is available as PUREMCO'S GREAT BOOK OF DOMINO GAMES)