Dominoes is a classic draw dominoes game. This is one of the simpler domino games, and among the most popular as well.
1. Game setup
After shuffling the dominoes, each player draws 7 tiles to make up their hand.
The remainder of the tiles make up the boneyard (or "stock"), and are held in or reserve to be drawn upon at need.
2. Game play
The player with the highest double places the first domino. Each player adds a domino to an open end of the layout, if he can. Note that the layout may flow in any direction, turning as necessary. Note also that the 5-5 and 1-1 are placed in the customary crossways orientation, though may just as properly be placed in an inline orientation.
3. Drawing Tiles
If a player is unable to make a move, he must draw dominoes from the boneyard until he can make a move. If there are no dominoes left, then the player must pass.
4. Ending A Hand
A game ends either when a player plays all his tiles, or when a game is blocked. A game is blocked when no player is able to add another tile to the layout.
When a hand ends, the player with the lightest hand (i.e. the fewest number of dots on their dominoes) wins the number of sum total of points in all of his opponents hands (minus the points in his own hand, if any).
A game of Dominoes is played to a score of 100.
- Supports 2, 3, 4-players modes.
- Winning score can be set.
- Three virtual players (Pinocchio, Buratino and Snow White) playing different strategies are supported.
- Simplified user interface fully compatible with screen readers.
- Easily understand-able sound effects.
The game is played in landscape screen orientation. Screen is spitted to following areas (from top to bottom of screen) :
- AI players's area: name, status, number of tiles, score.
- Play area: table with played tiles or boneyard with reserved tiles.
- Player's (your) area: name, status, tiles, score.
HOW TO PLAY:
- You play against virtual players according to game rules.
- Click to playable tile to select tile for playing.
- Selected tile is sent to left or right end automatically if can be placed on one end only. If tile can be played at both ends, you will be ask to choose a exact end.
- If no tile is playable, you will be asked to draw tile(s) from boneyard.
- You or virtual players should be blocked if no tile is playable at their turn. The turn is passed to next opponent.
- The game ends when one player plays their last tile, or both players are blocked.
- The scores are calculated at end of each game. If score of any player reaches or exceeds winning score, the challenge ends.
- This game is a game of Pinocchio Game Collection - Collection of accessible games for Android.