#### Origins, Variations, Scoring, and Sets

Domino is a family of tile-based games. Its tiles are rectangular, with two square ends marked with spots. Players compete by placing tiles in sequence to score points and build sets. The game has many different forms and variations. To learn more, read our article Origins, Variations, Scoring, and Sets.

## Origins

The origins of the domino game are uncertain, but many believe that it originated in France and was later introduced to England by French prisoners of war. The game soon spread to other parts of Europe and the Americas. It has evolved into several variations, including Mexican trains and Jacks, and is played in pubs and cafes around the world today.

## Variations

There are several variations of the classic domino game. The most common is the double-six game, in which two players select seven tiles from a set of 28. The goal of the game is to extend the line of play, and the player with the highest score at the end of the hand wins. In some variants, players can play doubles that act as “spinners” and enable them to play in additional directions.

## Scoring

Scoring domino is a card game played by two or more players. Each player gets points for scoring on the other player’s tiles. A domino is made up of six tiles. These tiles are referred to as cells, and when you score on a cell, you have a point. In addition, there is a blank domino tile, known as a wild card, which can connect to any other tile in the game.

## Sets

There are many educational uses for sets of dominoes. They can help with different curriculum outcomes, such as teaching about matching patterns, numerals, and geometry. They can also help students learn about strategy.

## Scoring with a double-6 set

When scoring with a double six set of dominoes, the goal is to score points by revealing a multiple of five. To do this, players must add up all the outside edges of the playing area, divide the total by five, and then score the number revealed by division.

## Chinese dominoes vs. European dominoes

The Chinese version of dominoes differs significantly from its European counterpart. The tiles in Chinese dominoes are longer and narrower. They also have different pips. The tiles are divided into two suits: civil and military.