Dominoes are one of the all time classic games: a member of the Toy Hall of Fame. It has been said (probably apocyrphally), that Dominoes has the highest fatality rate of any sport or game in the west – on account of its popularity at retirement homes. There are a complete set of 28 six-spot dominoes on the cards. Six-spot dominoes have values from zero to six on each side, with each combination present appearing on one domino.
There are several different games that can be played with dominoes. The simplest is as follows: all the domino cards are dealt face down on the table. Each player takes seven. The winner is the first person to play all their dominoes and have none in hand.
Each player takes turns to play a domino. The first player may play any of their dominoes. Thereafter, the dominoes form a line of play, where a new domino may only be played if it matches the number on one of the two ends of the line. When a domino is played, its non-matching end then becomes the new end of the line. If a player is not able to play a domino from their hand, then they must draw another from the face-down set.