Empty domino pack onto sturdy surface (table / board / flat smooth surface ) preferably an elevated surface - face-down.Play
4 Players - Draw 7 Domino tiles each.
3 Players - Draw 9 Domino tiles each.
2 Players - Draw 14 Domino tiles each.
2 Player - Draw 7 Domino tiles each ( boneyard ).
"Boneyard" - pickup from remaining dominos if you are passed.
The game normally proceeds counter-clockwise, which means
the player to right of the Poser plays next but can be played clockwise as well depending on the initial game rules. Please note that once the game starts in one direction (clockwise / counter-clockwise ) it cannot be changed until the game ends.
In Jamaican style dominoes only two sides of the domino is used to match. p1 p2 The next player will play a domino tile with matching p1 or p2 face touching the previously placed tile. Example. 6 on p1 or 5 on p2.Play
You are "Pass" If the dominos in your hand does not match the face of either end ( p1 / p2 ) of the domino(s) on the table. Jamaican players are very inventive when it comes down to signaling a pass. Example. A Player may vocalize "Pass!" or more frequently tap the domino table / board to signal having no play.Play
The first person to play all their dominoes wins the round. If everybody is passed then the game is BLOCKED and the player with the lowest Hand wins the round. Example. If you have remaining in Hand after a BLOCKED round. the sum of your Hand would be 7 + 3 = 10....So the player with the lowest hand wins.Play
A game is "Broken" when all four(4) players have won at least one(1) round.
In such an event the next round is worth 2 points.
We call this phenomena "one,one play two" (1-1 play 2).
A "Nil" happens when a player or team wins six(6) or more rounds (deppending on the game limit and scoring scheme) before all other players or team wins. In a four player Cut-throat game at most 3 players can get "Nilled".Play