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A solitaire game for one player, played with a Double-Six, Double-Nine or Double-Twelve domino set.


The dominoes are shuffled, facedown, then the player draws a number of tiles which varies according to the type of domino set being used, and places them face-up in front of himself.

  • With a Double-Six set, draw 4 tiles.
  • With a Double-Nine set, draw 5 tiles.
  • With a Double-Twelve set, draw 6 tiles.

"Quad" Examples

The player now must try and place the drawn tiles in "quads".  A "quad" is a pair of tiles with four consecutive suits that may be in ascending or descending order.  For example, if a player has drawn 2-3, 0-1, 3-5, and 6-6, they may place the 0-1 adjacent to the 2-3, and the 3-5 adjacent to 6-6.  A 3-4 may follow 1-2 or go before 5-6.  Blanks represent 0.

A player then continues to draw the same set number of more tiles and must make at least one quad in each turn.  Once a player is unable to make a quad in a turn, the games is over and the player has lost.  A player is not allowed to move any tiles already played and may not make consecutive suits of more than four (i.e. two tiles).  Any tiles drawn that are not immediately matched into quads are left in play for further turns.  Once all the tiles are drawn and at least one quad has been made in each turn, the game is won. Remember, you can't use tiles already used in a quad.



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