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Collecting Dominoes

This is a children's card-type domino game, played with a Double-Six domino set and a score sheet, by two to four players.

Play:

At the start of a game, the 28 tiles are shuffled, facedown, then arranged in a square layout of 7 x 7 tiles, similar to a Mah Jong layout.  The first player (often the youngest) draws 3 consecutive tiles from the wall of the layout as their hand.  The other players in turn draw 3 tiles each, in the same manner, as their hands.

Then players in turn either draw a tile from the wall of the layout or, if a previous player has discarded a tile, they draw that one.  As a player draws a tile from the layout they have a choice of discarding it face-up to the playing area or keeping it in their hand.  A player who draws a discarded tile, must keep it in their hand.

Should a tile be discarded and no one chooses to draw it, reaching the discarding player's turn again, the tile is considered dead, turned facedown, and may not be used in further play.

Once all the tiles in the layout have been drawn, players score points for matching tiles in their hand that have the same suit value on either end.  Points are scored as follows:

  • 2 Matching Tiles: scores 2 points for each tile (4 points).
  • 3 Matching Tiles: scores 6 points for each tile (18 points).
  • 4 Matching Tiles: scores 6 points for each tile (24 points).
  • 5 Matching Tiles: scores 8 points for each tile (40 points).
  • 6 Matching Tiles: scores 10 points for each tile (60 points).
  • 7 Matching Tiles: scores 10 points for each tile (70 points).

Players also lose points for any unmatching tiles in their hand.  Points deducted are as follows:

  • 1 Unmatched Tile: deducts 2 points.
  • 2 Unmatched Tiles: deducts 3 points for each tile (6 points).
  • 3 or More Unmatched Tiles: deducts 5 points for each tile.
.A predetermined number of rounds are played with players' scores recorded on the score sheet, and the player with the highest score at the end, wins the game

Players should use their own skill and judgement in matching tiles and their suits to form the highest possible number of points in their hand.

 

 

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