# Learn the Game of Domino

If you have never played the game of dominoes before, you are in for a treat. The rectangular tiles are shaped like dominoes, and each has two square ends, with numbered spots to determine their number of spots. The object of the game is to build up your collection of squares until your set is complete. If you can build a set of dominoes with more than eight spots, you have won.

## Game pieces

Dominoes are a family of tile-based games. Game pieces are rectangular tiles with square ends and spots indicating the number of spots on each piece. The object of the game is to accumulate as many points as possible. The first person to achieve this goal wins the game. Then, he or she can try to match as many pieces as possible to win. Often, dominoes are a fast-paced game, with lots of action and strategy.

## Rules

Learn the basic Rules of Domino to play this classic card game. The game’s main objective is to create enclosed spaces, or ‘cells’. Each cell is an area equal to half of a domino tile. Once you have completed a cell, you score a point. You can see examples of cells in the graphic illustration below, as well as learn the strategies that work best with Game Option 1.

## Variations

There are several variations of the classic game of domino. The most common form of domino is played with four players. However, it can be just as enjoyable to play with two players. The goal of the game is to collect as many pairs as possible. Doubles, for example, can only be paired with other doubles, and so, a pair of 3-5 and a pair of 0-4 is not pairable.

## Origins

The Origins of Domino comic book series follows the story of a superpowered human named Domino. He was created as a side effect of a government project to create super soldiers, but his creators soon abandoned the program. After being left in a priest’s home in Chicago, Domino grew up to become an incredible hero. The comic books have since spread throughout the world, and its popularity has risen as a result.

## Scoring

The scoring system of Domino varies from game to game. Typically, a straight domino scores a point if the total number of pips on its exposed end is divisible by five. However, some versions restrict scoring to those with totals that are divisible by three. In either case, the player who plays the last domino scores based on the remaining total number of pips. In other versions, scoring is based on the number of pips on all of the remaining tiles.