# Dominoes – A Game of Chance For the Whole Family

pengeluaran sgp are a game of chance that can be fun for the whole family. The game originated in the 1700s and is now played around the world. The rules vary from place to place, though many are similar.

Each domino has a number on one side and is blank or identically patterned on the other. The number determines its value and rank.

## Origin

Dominoes are one of the oldest game tools used for a wide variety of games. They originated in China in the 1300s and are characterized by dots resembling those on dice. The thirty-two pieces of a traditional domino set represent all the possible combinations of two thrown dice, including the blank (or 0-0) combination.

The game reached Europe in the 18th century and was introduced to Britain, probably via French prisoners of war. The word domino appeared in English in the 1770s, though the name of the game had been around much longer.

The term domino may be derived from the contrasting black and white spots on the ebony domino pieces or from the earlier sense of a long hooded garment worn with a mask at a masquerade. Another possibility is that the word derives from Latin dominus, meaning lord or master.

## Rules

The rules of domino vary from game to game. In general, the heaviest domino in a hand begins play. Alternatively, the player with the highest double may begin play. Ties are broken by drawing new dominoes from the stock.

The dominoes are arranged in a line or “layout” known as the boneyard or “stock.” Each player draws seven tiles from this stock. Once drawn, the players may not see the value of their opponents’ dominoes.

A domino is considered an end of a line of play if its values match those of the ends already played. However, some games consider a double to be an end only when it is not a spinner. This allows for a line of play to branch off the side of the double.

## Variations

In addition to the basic blocking game, there are many other domino variants. Most of them are elaborations of the Draw game, which requires only a double-six set and starts with each player drawing seven tiles. The players then alternately extend the line of play by placing one tile matching its end to a previously placed domino.

The value of a domino is indicated by an arrangement of dots on each side, called pips. The heaviest, smallest and doublet dominoes have different pips on each end.

Some games use all the dominoes in the boneyard, while others allow only those with matching ends to be played. The winner of a game is the player with the lowest remaining pip count. A player may also mark a tile as private to stop other players from adding to it, but the marker must be removed when a match cannot be found.

## Materials

Dominoes are small, flat blocks used as gaming pieces. They are usually twice as long as they are wide, and each one has a line of dots called pips. Dominoes can be made of various materials, including wood, bone, and ivory. They are also sometimes made of plastic, metal, or stone.

Traditionally, dominos were made from bone and wood. These were carved by prisoners of war and sailors, who could then sell them for money. Ivory dominos were popular, but the harvesting of elephants led to their near-extinction, so it’s now illegal to produce them.

Most modern domino sets are made of plastics. They are often marked with different colors to distinguish their ends. The most common color is black, but some manufacturers use colored plastics to achieve a more contemporary look.

## Scoring

Domino scoring can be a complicated process. The value of each domino is calculated by counting the number of dots on both sides of the exposed ends. Then, the total number of points in a chain are added together. The player with the highest total wins. Depending on the game-type or setting, rounds may be predetermined or played until a set point limit is reached.

Some players count the total number of pips in their opponent’s dominoes to determine who won the hand. This method does not work well for games that require a running total score, such as Holsey and Tidwell’s X’s or a cribbage board. However, it is still used in some competitive league games. A simpler system of summing the end points is also employed.