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Dominoes Instructions

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Dominoes

STEP 1

Place all dominoes picture side down and mix them thoroughly.

STEP 2

Each player then picks five dominoes, starting with the youngest player first and then rotating to the left. Play starts and continues in the same order around the table.

STEP 3

To begin, the first player must put down a double domino (one with two ducks, two rabbits, etc.). A player unable to play must draw another from the pile. If it is a double, it can be played. If not, the next player must either play a double or pick.

Dominoes illustration

STEP 4

Once play has started, the next player must match a picture and put it down or draw. A drawn domino can be put down if it can be played. When putting pieces down to match a double, it can be put on any of the four sides. When putting down a piece to match one end, it must be laid end to end. (See illustration) The layout can grow in all directions with any open end being available to match.

STEP 5

If the pile of extra dominoes runs out, a player must pass. The first player to run out of pieces is the winner.

NOTE

For more advanced play with the animals set and Peterson birds set: Since these sets are the same progression as a regular set of double six dominoes, they can be used to play by regular rules if the different shapes are given values 0-6.

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