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BG Draw Dominoes

title:BG Draw Dominoes
download page:link
genre:Traditional games
developer:Spoonbill Software
release:August 2015
features:text, sound, visuals
last edit by:Dark


BG Draw Dominoes is as you would expect another traditional game from Ian Humphries bought to your computer. This time the random and well known game of dominoes.

Having existed since the 11th century in China, Dominoes made it to Europe in the 17th century, and have been a staple game ever since (particularly in pubs). The Draw dominoes variant is likely the most well known and easiest to play, having rules somewhat similar to the card game of Uno.

For those who've not played before, dominoes are small rectangular tiles , often referred to as bones. Each domino is divided in two by a line down the middle, with a number of pips on either end ranging from none (or a blank), to six. Thus each domino can be referred to by it's two end numbers, for example, six five, four three, blank two etc. Of course some dominoes are doubles like the blank blank or double six, and these often play a special part in a game.

In draw dominoes, Each player takes 7 dominoes from the set and tries to get rid of them all by placing them on the table in turn matching up the ends. For example the game starts with the double six, one player might then add a six three, so the first player would then need to find a domino with a six or a three at the end. If either player can't go it's time to go and search the bone yard, Aka pick up a new domino. As in Uno and similar games, the first player to run out of bones wins, while the loser must count up his/her pips and score them negatively, with the one with the lowest score at the end of a pre-determined number of rounds declaired the winner.

As is usual with ian Humphries games, BG Dominoes is self voicing using microsoft sapi voices, though also contains high contrast graphics for sighted players and can be played with the computer on various skill levels and with various optional rules (such as the score that needs to be reached to end the game). , midi music can also be played as background as well. Best of all, it's completely free.

Have fun searching the bones.


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