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Rules for Domino Qui Qiu

There are many types of domino set that are out there, but the rules remain the same throughout most of them. In this article we are going to go through each rule that is involved in Domino. If there are other rules that are not on this article (for example, Domino QQ), then feel free to include them in your experience with it.

 The Beginning

You start by shuffling the dominoes face down in circles with the palm of your hand. After they had been properly shuffled each player takes 6 dominoes keeping their values hidden from other players. Remaining dominoes are known as “sleeping” tiles. To determine first player is the one holding the highest double tile. If no one has a double tile you must shuffle the dominoes and start over again.

 Playing the Game

Once play is starting the first player lays down a tile. Then it goes around the table or wherever you are playing at each person lays down a tile to create a chain. You can only play a tile that matches the number of the tiles on either end of the chain. If a player were to be able to lay a tile that ends up with both ends of the chain being the same number, it is referred to them have “stitched up” the ends of the chain. These tiles however can be placed in only three directions. Doubles are placed crossway to the matching side. Any other can be placed straight, the unmatching side to the left, or the unmatching side to the right. If a tile can be played it must be played, if not you must “knock” to indicated that you are passing the turn to the next player.

 The End of the Game

Normally when playing the game is ended when a player “chips out” aka plays his or hers last domino. However, there are some version of play that require both partners to chip out. If the game were to reach a stalemate, then each person would count the number of dots on their remaining tiles and whoever has the least number of dots is the winner. When it comes to playing with scores it can sometimes be played with a cribbage board. In this case a game would have 100 points unless it is played on a cribbage board in which case you can get up to 121 points.

There are variations on the game that can be played too. The game would be played the same way, but the number of players and tiles drawn would be different. If you play with 2 players it is 8 tiles, three players would be 6 times, and 4-5 players would be 5 tiles.