Play Dominoes to Cure Cabin Fever

On cold winter nights don't rely on TV to provide entertainment. Play dominoes.



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In this line of play the last player has scored five points (the three at the left end plus the two at the right end).
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Two people is the right number to play dominoes with a basic set, although it could accommodate up to four.
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A running line with two cross pieces. Only the first cross (the fives) can spawn a new line of play. 
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This line returns no score because the two ends (five and one) added together make six.
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Accumulated points are recorded using an elegant system of big and little X's, with each slanted stroke equaling five and a completed figure representing fifty. Five completed patterns (250 points) end a game.
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Doublets—a piece with the same number of pips on each end—are played at right angles to the line of play Both sides of it count toward any possible score. The doublet on the right has a value of six, so the player scores six plus four, or 10 points.
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After one or both ends of the doublet have been brought into the game, suddenly there are three or four numbers to add up as possible points and thus bigger scores to be made. This move scores 20 points.
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The game proceeds in a straight line first, and the cross piece no longer counts until its ends are brought into play. This move scores five points.
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