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Jamaican Dominoes

How to play

1: Empty domino pack onto a smooth flat surface with tiles faced down.

2: Then Shuffle the dominos while they are faced down.

3: Drawing Tiles:

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In the first round, the Player with Double Six plays first. The first person to play in a round is called the "Poser". |

The game normally proceeds counter-clockwise.

Which means the player to right of the Poser plays next

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.

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It would then be
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You are "Pass" if the dominoes in your hand does not match the face of either end of the tiles 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.

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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.

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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"

So the next player / team to win scores an extra 2 points

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A "Nil" happens when a player or team wins six (6) or reach game limit based on scoring scheme before all other players or team wins.

In a four (4) player 'Cut-throat' game at most 3 players can get "Nilled"

or you may be famialir with the term "6-love".