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Play Domino 1.29
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FREE Play Domino app lets you play dominoonline on Android phones and tables with hundreds of real dominoplayers using a central internet domino server. Play dominoes,chat, compete and improve your skills and rating!Play Domino app offers 3 versions of online dominoes:1. Five-up (also referred to as Muggins or All Fives)2. Draw (or open variation)3. Block (or closed variation)Dominoes is a 2-player game of skill using 28 dominos where eachplayer gets 7 or 9 dominos at start.The goal in dominos is to be the first to get the agreed-uponnumber of points (100 - 500).Five-Up VariationIn Five-Up, points are scored during the playby making the exposed ends of the domino chain total to a multipleof five.The winner at the end of each hand also scores points for all thepips remaining in the other player's hand. Players can select7-bone or 9-bone hand variations.At the beginning of a dominoes game, the hands are dealt by randomshuffling of tiles and distributing 7 or 9 tiles (also called bonesor dominoes) to each player.The remaining dominoes are placed in the boneyard to be drawn fromby a player when a tile cannot be played from his hand. If this isthe first hand of a game, the player with double six must play itfirst (also see options below - random 1st hand). If no one has thedouble six, the call goes out for double five, then double four,and so on until one of the players can produce the called for tile.Players then take turns. In subsequent hands, the winner of theprevious hand starts the next game.The first player to use all of own tiles wins the hand in a game.Once the winning piece is placed on the chain, the hand is over andthe players expose their remaining pieces to be counted in thescoring. No further plays can be made by any of the players. It ispossible for the game to reach a dead end, where all play isblocked and no tiles may be played. This outcome is called ablocked or jammed game.If a player does not have any tiles which have a number of pipsthat matches one of the exposed ends of the chain, that player mustdraw from the boneyard one tile at a time until he/she draws onewhich may be played.Draw VariationAs opposed to Five-Up variation above, points are not awardedduring play for making multiples of five. Points are awarded onlyat the end of each hand.Each player tries to match the pips on one end of a tile fromhis/her hand with the pips on an open end of any tile in the chain.If a player is unable to match a tile from his/her hand with a tilein the chain, the player passes his/her turn. Each player may playonly one tile per turn. If a player cannot match a tile with one inthe chain, he/she must draw from the boneyard until the tile thatcan be played is drawn. If there are no tiles left in the boneyard,the player passes his/her turn. The first player to get rid of alldominoes wins the hand. If none of the players can make a play, thegame ends in a block. If a hand ends in a block, the players turnthe tiles in their hands faceup for counting. The player with thelowest total wins the hand and earns the points (1 point per pip)of all the tiles left remaining in his opponent's hand. The playerwho first reaches the agreed-upon number of points (100-500) ormore is the overall winner.Block VariationThis variation is similar to Draw variation above, except no playercan draw from a boneyard. If none of the players can make a play,the hand ends in a block. The players turn the tiles in their handsfaceup for counting. The player with the lowest total wins the handand earns the points (1 point per pip) of all the tiles leftremaining in his opponent's hand. The player who first reaches theagreed-upon number of points (100-500) or more is the overallwinner.As this is an internet domino game, Internet connection isrequired. WIFI connection is not strictly necessary - will playwell with 3G connection. Play Domino automatically reconnects ifconnection is lost