Number of Players: 4 or 6
Type of Dominoes Used: Double 9
Type of Game: Blocking Game
What's unique: This game is played with a double-9 set of dominoes; the double-9 is set domino; and 8 dominoes from the 9 suit must be played on the double-9 domino before any other tiles can be played.
Number of dominoes drawn: 6 players, draw 9; 4 players, draw 13. If 6 are playing, the player to set the double-9 gets the remaining tile in the boneyard and plays again before the second player makes his play. If 4 are playing, the player to set the double-9 gets 1 of the 3 remaining tiles in the boneyard and plays again before the second player makes his play.
Variation on number of dominoes drawn: 6 players, draw 7; 4 players, draw 9.
Other rules: If the double-9 tile is in the boneyard because it was not drawn when players drew their hands, let the player who lost the last hand draw from the boneyard and then set the double-9 tile.
No spinners except the set domino, double-9, which is played on 8 sides.
Game score can be 100, 150, or 200 points.
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)