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Dominoes (also called bones, cards, men, or pieces) are normally twice as long as they are wide. Each side has a value, usually a number of spots or pips.


Dominoes are rectangular tiles with a variety of pips on each end. They are generally arranged in the same way as the spots on a dice, with some blank or identically patterned sides. The traditional double-six set contains 28 unique domino pieces. The domino game rules differ between variants, but in general players take turns placing a domino on the table, trying to build a train or empty their hand. The winning player is awarded points based on the value of the remaining dominoes in opposing hands, rounded to the nearest multiple of five.

Some games use a first domino called the spinner, which can be played on all sides and is used to start the line of play. Other games have a specific rule for the line of play, such as Chicken Foot, in which the first tile must be a double (which acts as a “spinner”). Some rules require that all four sides of a double be occupied before anyone can play it elsewhere.


Many different rules exist for domino, based on game-type and setting. Games are usually played until a point limit is reached or one player wins. The rules also differ in the number of rounds played, or when the game is stopped.

In connection games, the objective is to score by connecting dominoes in a specific configuration. These include games of the Fives and Threes family, where open ends on a layout add up to a multiple of five or three. Doubles are usually placed cross-ways, straddling the end of the tile that connects to them.

Another popular connection game is Draw. Players draw extra dominoes to a boneyard when they can’t play any from their hand, and the game ends when a player clears their hand of all tiles.


Various materials have been used to make dominoes over the centuries. In the early 19th century, bakelite was the material of choice until it was replaced by plastic made from petroleum in the 20th century. These are the dominoes you are most likely to find in regular stores, though they are not as high quality or as beautiful as those made from other materials.

In general, a domino is a small, rectangular block that is twice as long as wide and has a face divided into two square halves, each bearing from one to six spots, or dots, resembling those on dice. A set of 28 such pieces constitutes a domino. A domino can belong to one or more suits, each suit containing a different number of tiles.

Managing domino effects requires a multidisciplinary knowledge and know-how, an adequate mindset, a good eye for detail and the big picture, and thorough collaboration. There are a number of advanced methods to do so, including Computational Fluid Dynamics and Finite Element Model (CFD/FEM) models and probabilistic models.


There are different scoring systems in domino, but generally each player scores the total number of spots on his or her remaining tiles. The total is rounded to the nearest multiple of five. The score may be added to or subtracted from the winning player’s hand value to determine the final score.

The scoring system also differs between games with more or less blocking. In blocking games the goal is to force a block so that an opponent cannot play a tile on their turn. To do this, each player must match one end of a tile to another end of a tile in their own train and then place a double to start a chain that develops a snake-line shape.

A tile is considered to be part of a train when its exposed ends are touching a matching pair of other ends (one’s touch ones, two’s touch twos, and so on). In some variants of domino, such as Mexican Train, players may add tiles to trains, but only within the limit of one per turn.