Rules to Castle RockNumber of Players: 1
Type of Dominoes Used: Any Domino
Type of Game: One Player Game
Object of the game: To discard all the dominoes in the set. Draw 3 tiles from the boneyard and turn them face up, in a row. For explanatory purposes, let’s call these three dominoes, from left to right, “Domino 1,” “Domino 2,” and “Domino 3.” If the pips on one end of Domino 1 match the pips on one end of Domino 3, then Domino 2 is removed from the row. Continue to draw dominoes, always adding them to the right side, or end, of the row. When a match occurs between the ends of any two dominoes being separated by one domino, the domino in the middle of the matching dominoes is removed. Also, when a match occurs between the ends of three dominoes in a row, the player has the option of removing all three dominoes from the row. He or she may decide it is not the best strategy to remove all three dominoes, depending on what the situation will be like after either move. However, the player must always remove at least one domino when the opportunity arises. Should you discard all the dominoes from the array, you simply draw from the stock and start a new array as at the beginning. Keep repeating this process until you have discarded all dominoes in the set or until you cannot discard any more dominoes.
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)
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