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There are several ways of playing Dominoes, but the following game is the most simple:

The dominoes are placed on the table, face downward, and each player takes up one, to decide who is to play first. The one who draws the stone with the highest number of pips on it takes the lead. The two stones are then put back among the rest; the dominoes are then shuffled, face downward, and the players choose seven stones each, placing them upright on the table, so that each can see his own stones, without being able to overlook those of his opponent.

As there are twenty eight stones in an ordinary set, there will still be fourteen left from which to draw.

The player who has won the lead now places a stone, face upward, on the table. Suppose it be double six, the other player is bound to put down a stone on which six appears, placing the six next to the double six. Perhaps he may put six four; the first player then puts six five, placing his six against the opposite six of the double six; the second follows with five four, placing his five against the five already on the table; thus, you see, the players are bound to put down a stone which corresponds at one end with one of the end numbers of those already played. Whenever a player has no corresponding number he must draw from the fourteen that were left out for that purpose. If, when twelve of these fourteen stones are used up, he cannot play, he loses his turn, and his opponent plays instead of him. The two remaining dominoes must not be drawn.

When one of the players has used up all his dominoes, his opponent turns up those he has left, the pips are then counted, and the number of pips is scored to the account of the player who was out first.

If neither player can play, the stones are turned face upward on the table, and the one who has the smallest number of pips scores as follows: If the pips of one player count ten and those of the other player five, the five is deducted from the ten, leaving five to be scored by the player whose pips only counted five.

The dominoes are shuffled again, the second player this time taking the lead, and the game proceeds in this way until one or other has scored a hundred, the first to do so winning the game.

This game is generally played by two only, though it is possible for four, five, or even six to join in it; but, in that case, they cannot, of course, take seven stones each, so they must divide the stones equally between them, leaving a few to draw from, if they prefer it; if not they can divide them all.

About Kids Games:

All over the world kids love to play activities and games. By playing games and activities they learn to motor skills along, social skills along with developing special skills in the games themselves, however with these games chlidren do not see them not as learning experience but rather a whole lot of fun. Here at you can find guides and instructions to many ‘old fashioned’ or traditional games which are being played less and less due to increased sophistication and availability in electronic games. Although a lot of these games where originally written with kids in mind they be easily adapted and incorporated as activities for Parties, Youth Groups and Social Groups. Lanterntree is the place to find find ideas for games for both children and adults for events such as birthdays, party, social events, groups, fund raising events, Christmas day, showers or any other occasion you can think of.


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