# The Basic Rules of Domino

The game of domino originated in France and Italy around the mid-18th century. French prisoners brought the game to England, where it was most often played as a positional game. The object is to place the dominos edge to edge against each other, so that adjacent faces match and form a total. The player with the highest total wins. Depending on the game, players may also play against the computer, as long as the number of opponents is lower than their total.

## Origin

There are several theories regarding the Origin of Domino, including that the game originated in ancient Egypt. The game is thought to have originated in Egypt, and was introduced to Britain by French prisoners of war. Others speculate that the game originated in Asia. In any case, the game has become very popular in the United States, South America, and Latin America. Some people believe that the game was invented by Chinese nobleman Kao Tsung, who brought the game to China and popularized it.

## Rules

The basic Rules of Domino are fairly simple and straightforward. A game of dominoes involves connecting the tiles on the open ends of the playing field. One player scores when the number of pips on each end equals five or more. A player wins a game when all of their tiles have more than 5 pips. Read on to learn how the rules of domino are played and how to win. Listed below are some variations on the basic rules of domino.

## Variants

The game of domino can be played with two sets of tiles, known as the double-six set and the single-six set. The double-six set has two ends, and each player must draw seven tiles. The first player plays their tile. The other players then alternately extend their tile by extending one end of the table. The game ends when the last tile is played, and the player with the lowest pip count wins.

## Probability of winning

The probability of a match in a game of dominoes is based on the initial domino’s value. A 3 would match any of the other 6 4s. Thus, the probability of a match in the second domino is frac728timesfrac627+frac2128timesfrac1227. Then, if the first domino is double, 6 of the 27 remaining dominoes would match.