Magic 7

Number of Players: 2 or more
Type of Dominoes Used: CARDominoes
Requirements: One set of CARDominoes without Jokers

Objective: Each player aims to be first to empty his hand and play all of his CARDominoes onto a central pattern of cards in sequence.

Deal: One player deals out the entire set of CARDominoes in even quantities to each player.

Play: Each player looks at his CARDominoes, stands them on their ends or sides, facing himself, and sorts and groups them according to suite and sequence. The player with the 7 of diamonds starts the game by putting it face up in the center. The player to his left must then try to play down on either end of that 7 with the 6 or 8 of diamonds, or start another row and play another 7. If he plays the 6 or 8 of diamonds he puts it respectively below or above the 7. If he plays another 7 he puts it next to the 7 of diamonds and begins another row. The idea of the game is to eventually have the four "7" CARDominoes played side-by-side in the middle of the table and then to play one's CARDominoes onto either end of the sevens in ascending and descending order. 7 is the middle of the suit and you will play six dominoes on each end of that 7. The 6 and below will play on one end of the 7, and the 8 and above on the other end. This will be done for all four suits that are played off of the four 7s in the center. If, however, the player does not hold any of these cards he "passes" and the play then goes to the next player to the left. Play continues in this way, with each player in turn adding a card to one of the sequences, putting down a 7, or passing. The sequences are built up from 7 through 8, 9, 10, jack, and queen to king, and down from 7 to ace. Ace counts as 1 and is the bottom of the suit.

The Winner: The first player to play down all of his CARDominoes wins the game. The winner scores zero points, and all of the points in each of the other player's hands count against them and are added to totals under their names on the score sheet. The face CARDominoes count 10 each and the number cards count as their value. Ace counts as 1. Seven hands constitute a game and the player with the lowest score wins.

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