## Rules

To play the game of Domino, a set of rules must be followed. The main objective of the game is to create enclosed spaces, known as ‘cells’. Each cell has an area of half a domino tile and one point is awarded for every cell you create. The graphic illustration shows the game rules, including how to create cells and tactics to use when playing Game Option 1.

## Variations

The game of dominoes has several regional variations, including Texas 42, Double Fives, and Matador. Most of these games involve two players who pick up seven tiles from a double-six set, which has 28 tiles. Each player then extends their line of play by picking up tiles. The player with the highest score wins the hand, unless a double is drawn. In this version, the player with the highest score takes the first turn, and the other player draws from the remaining tiles.

## Origin

Several accounts claim that the game was first invented by a hero soldier named Hung Ming. However, other sources claim that it was invented by a Chinese nobleman named Keung T’ai Kung in the 12th century. The Chinese historian Chu sz yam, which is also known as Investigations on Traditions of All Things, also claims that a Chinese nobleman named Kao Tsung was responsible for popularizing the game and spreading it all over the world.

## Types

The game of domino is a card game with several variants, each representing a number of different throws. It originated in China and evolved into an early version of the trick-taking game of cards. Dominoes are shaped like dice, but there are no blank faces, which is why they are sometimes called “dotted cards.” The Western and Chinese versions of domino both use the same 5-3-2 system and have the same physical attributes.

## Scoring

Scoring domino is a popular board game with two or more players. The object is to match rows of dominoes by playing a single tile in the appropriate row. To score points, the player must match tiles of equal value. There are two basic types of domino games: three-handed and four-handed. The winning player is the one who has the highest score. The game is played by following rules and strategies.