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  Dominoes Features




·     Jump into a Quick Match game and we'll find players for you.



·     Play with other people or against the computer.

·     Challenge yourself with a timer, or play a more casual game.

·     Enjoy a cool look and feel with a realistic game board.




  Dominoes Game Overview



Dominoes game



About this game...


Dominoes is a board game with pieces called bones. Match an end of your bone to an open end in the chain on the board. If you can't make a match, you must draw from the boneyard. The first player to run out of bones dominoes and wins the hand.  Create multiples of five at the ends of the chain to build up your score. Try this strategic, fun game today.




  Dominoes Tips and Strategies




·          If you have trouble viewing the pips on your bones, make sure to maximize your screen.




·          In All Fives, it's generally a better strategy to focus on scoring as opposed to being the player to domino. You can lose the round and still score more points than your opponent.




·          Get rid of doublets early. They can be tougher to get rid of at the end of a hand than a bone with two different ends.




·          The quickest way to figure out how to score a multiple of five on a move is to look at the Board Count in the upper right hand corner, subtract the end that you're considering appending and add the end you're considering placing.

Example – The two ends of the domino chain on the board show 2 and 1. The Board Count is 3 and you have the following bones: 2|1, 2|3, and 2|4. You're considering the 2|4.

3 (Board Count) – 2 (open end you want to append) + 4 ( open end that you will be adding).
3-2+4 = 5. 5 Points for you. This method becomes second nature quickly.




·          When placing a bone, consider the other bones in your hand. You want to play to your own hand to increase the odds that you can play another bone on your next turn.

Example – Both open ends of the chain show 2. You have a 2|5, 2|6, and 1|5 in hand. You can play either the 2|5 or the 2|6. Play the 2|5. There will be a 5 showing that you might be able to take advantage of by placing the 1|5 on your next turn if your opponent plays off another end. If you play the 2|6 and the 6 is what's left open on your turn, you'll be forced to draw because you do not have a 6.




·          In All Fives, pay attention to your first move. At the start of the game, you have to place the highest doublet but in subsequent rounds you have more flexibility. If you can place a bone whose pips add up to a multiple of Five, you get points immediately.




·          "Place your bone to domino!" If you have no idea what that means, brush up on your domino-speak by checking out the Dominoes Glossary.





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