There are different kinds of online domino games that you could try and enjoy. The most typical of them all are layout games. These are games in which players add matching tiles from their hand to a layout in the middle of the table. There are two kinds of this game. Blocking games and scoring games. The goal of blocking games is to empty one’s hand while blocking the opponents. The aim of scoring games is to get the highest score. A score is often determined by counting the pips in a player’s hand. Several games using domino sets are often adaptations of card games.
Common variations of online blocking domino games:
Basic trains. The most basic of the Trains family. This is usually played with at least double-nine or double-twelve sets. The number of tiles each player draws depends on the number of players and the size of the set. Players shuffle the tiles again when one player does not have a double. Each player plays a double in the first round to start a private line of play. This is what you call a train. Players then add a tile to their own train or pass if they do not have a playable tile. A player can also add at most one tile each to each of the other players’ trains. That is if the player did not pass. The player who empties his or her hand first wins the game and scores points. There is an extra 5 points for each tile in opposing players’ hands.
Bendomino. This is a minor variation of the standard Draw game. It is usually played with a double-six domino set. This is standard except that you bend every tile into a 120-degree curve. This makes three tiles assemble into a circle. This lets either end of the line of play to become blocked or both ends connect.
Block. This is the simplest basic domino variant. It needs a double-six sett Each player draws seven tiles and the rest is not used. The first player places a tile on the table to start the line of play. The players then extend it with one matching tile at one of its two ends. A player who cannot do this can pass his or her turn. A player wins when he or she empties her hand. Or when the game becomes blocked because both players do not have a playable tile anymore.
Draw. This is the game most often referred to as Dominoes. It is a variant of the Block game. Each player starts with seven tiles from a double-six set. First player places a tile on the table to start the line of play. Then players put a matching tile at one of its two ends to extend the line. The main difference to the Block game is that players who do not have a playable tile must draw tiles. He or she will draw until he or she finds a playable tile or the stock ends up with exactly two tiles. The pip count of the remaining stock is then added to the losing player’s pip count. This forms the scoring of the game.
It is better to try the various domino online games before you decide which one is the best for you. Invite your friends and have fun together.