Learn the Rules of Dominoes


The game of domino is a fun and exciting way to spend time with friends. It has historical origins and can be played by people of all ages.

A domino is a tile with two sides that can be either blank or feature specific design patterns. They are normally twice as long as they are wide and have a line in the middle to divide them into two squares.


If you’re new to dominoes, it may seem a bit confusing at first. However, learning the rules can be a great way to get started and can help you enjoy this game more.

Traditionally, dominoes are played with a standard set of 28 tiles. There are many variations of the game, and each has its own unique rules.

The objective is to remove as many dominoes from the table as possible. The first player to complete their hand wins the game.

Before a game begins, the dominoes are shuffled so that players cannot see where the pieces are placed. This process is called the boneyard.

To play, each player must match a domino with another, which must be a double. Once this is done, the domino chain is formed and the play goes clockwise around the table.


Dominoes come in a wide range of materials, including wood, metal, and plastic. They’re also available in a variety of sizes, from miniatures to large yard dominoes.

When you’re shopping for a new set of dominoes, it’s important to know what they’re made from. This will help you choose the best one for your needs and improve your game experience.

While the earliest domino tiles were made from animal bones or ivory, modern mass-produced dominoes are usually made of wood, metals, and plastics. Some are even made from blown glass or crystal!

A few are even carved from marble, though they’re rarely seen and cost a lot. These are the highest-quality dominoes and can be considered works of art.


There are many variations of domino, which differ in how the game is played and scored. In most games, players start by drawing a hand of seven tiles.

When the hand is drawn, players shuffle the tiles face downwards. They then decide who will play first – the player with the highest double, or the player whose domino has the most pips (spots).

After that, players take turns playing single dominoes, one at a time, in a line. Each tile must be matched to the end of the line by placing it in such a way that its two matching sides touch.

Some domino variants have special rules regarding how the line of play is matched. For example, in Chicken Foot, the first tile in a line must be a double that serves as a spinner; other games may require that all sides of a double be occupied before a new one can be played.

When the end of the line of play is reached, all the players score points by counting the pips on their remaining tiles and adding them to their total. This method of scoring is especially popular in team games.


Dominoes are tile-like pieces with a line in the middle to divide them visually into two square halves. Each half has spots, or pips, on it to represent numbers from six pips down to zero or blank.

The score system in domino is a bit different from that of cards, although there are some similar concepts in play. In general, players play to empty their hand, or block opponents. The player who scores the most points wins.

This game can be played with any set of dominoes, but it is best when students use a small set of sight word cards (like our 10 x ‘Memory Match’ – Sight Word Domino Card Set). Each player scans their card and finds a word that matches a previously played word on another domino.

The winner of the match is the first player to complete a winning double. This may not be the most important goal of the game, but it is a fun challenge and a great way to review your sight words.