How to Play Dominoes
The game of dominoes is a variant of the Chinese card game. The dominoes are divided into two squares with identifying marks on one side and blank on the other. The squares on each side are marked with pips and spots, although some of the tiles may be blank. When a player plays one tile, he can move the others to either left or right, or to a random spot.
A domino player starts by playing a tile on the table and trying to position it so it touches one end of the chain. A domino player can play a tile only if it matches the number on one end of the chain. If the tile is on both ends of the chain, the player is said to have stitched up the ends. However, it is not required to play a single tile. This is called “playing two tiles”.
The name “domino” originates from a Venetian Carnival costume – a black robe and white mask. Despite the fact that the word has no connection to the number two, domino games are often played with multiple people. Some popular variations include: Double Fives, Mexican Train, and Matador. In Britain, domino games are commonly played in pubs and restaurants. So how do you play domino?