Dominoes is a group of multi-sided tile-based games, most commonly called dominoes. Each domino is typically a square tile with an even line dividing it into two equal square ends. Each end is normally marked with at least three spots or sometimes is completely blank. The domino game has been around for many centuries, though the actual origins are somewhat unclear. Dominoes was probably invented in Italy during the 16th century, though claims to have invented the game have been made throughout the centuries.
Dominoes are played by laying out rows of domino tiles on the playing surface. A player then lays down one of their set domino tiles and calls out “one” or “all” to indicate that they are ready to begin the game. Players then take turns striking each other with the domino tiles according to the laid out rules. When a player strikes another player, they move ahead in the sequence of players finishing first. The object of the game is for all players to be able to win by having the fewest points by the end of the game.
Dominoes are played best when played in sets of at least three, but preferably five. That way, players will have at least two free sides use in any order that they choose. A good rule of thumb is to always start the Domino scoring at the front of the playing area, and work backwards toward the back. For example, if you are playing a straight set of dominoes, you should place the first set into play in front of the second, third, and so on. For a circular playing area, start the scoring at one end of the circle and work in a circular pattern around the playing area, ending at the front.