# Learn the Basics of Domino

## Origin

Several different legends exist about the Origin of Domino. Some believe the game was invented by a Chinese hero, Hung Ming, while others say that it was first played in Asia. Others think it was invented by a Chinese nobleman, Keung T’ai Kung, around 1355 BC. Another story states that it was invented by a Chinese nobleman named Kao Tsung, who brought the game to China and then made it popular around the world.

## Rules

The Rules of Domino is a popular card game for both casual and competitive play. In its most basic form, the game is played by placing dominoes face-up on a table. The object of the game is to build ‘cells’ – areas made of dominoes that are the same size as each other – and score points for every one created. The graphic illustration below illustrates the process of cell creation using Game Option 1. Throughout the game, blanks act as wild cards and connect to other tiles, but they cannot join together.

## Glossary

If you’re not familiar with the game, it’s worth checking out the glossary of domino terms. These terms relate to the game of dominoes and are listed alphabetically by meaning. While some of them may be offensive, they are necessary for understanding the rules and nuances of the game. The glossary below provides an introduction to the game and a list of the more common terms and their meanings.

## Game variations

There are many variations of the classic domino game. For example, the matador game requires players to match dominoes of the same value, and a double-twelve game calls for making combinations of two pips. The game also includes curved tiles. In a game known as “domino,” the player with the highest number of doubles leads. A game of five-pip domino is a variation on this theme in which players must match five pips on the layout.

## Scoring

One of the first things that a beginner should know about Scoring Domino is how to score it. Points come from pips that line up with other tiles in a chain, from exposed ends of dominos connected by matching tiles, and from a chain of multiples of five. The game is a very simple one, but learning the rules can help improve your GPA, as well as your grade in business class.