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Polka Dot

Also known as Twelves.  A very simple solitaire game for one player, which is usually played with a Double-Six domino set, but may also be played with any Western domino set from Double-Sixes up to Double-Eighteens.

Play:

The dominoes are shuffled, facedown, to form the boneyard and then 6 tiles are drawn which are set face-up in a layout of a single horizontal line of tiles.  Any pair of tiles that totals 12 may then be removed, set aside out of play, and then replaced by drawing 2 more tiles from the shuffled boneyard and turning them face-up.

Play continues until no pairs of 12 may be removed, or all the tiles are removed and the game is won.

Variations:

The game may be made easier or harder by either increasing or decreasing the number of face-up tiles in the layout.  You could try playing with 4 or 5 face-up tiles to make the game harder, or 7 tiles to make the game easier.

When playing with a larger Western domino-set, the total of the pairs removed should be the total of the highest double in the set: 18 for Double-Nines; 24 for Double-Twelves; 30 for Double-Fifteens; 36 for Double-Eighteens.

 
 

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