Variations of Domino

One of the most basic variations of domino is the Block game. Each player takes a set of double-six tiles and alternately extends a line of play. The winner’s score is equal to the number of pip count remaining on the losing hand. There are many other variations of the game, as well, so it’s important to know how to play them before starting a new game. Listed below are some tips to improve your domino game.


The game of domino originated in the late eighteenth century in France, and it may have been brought to Britain by French prisoners of war. The game’s name, domino, is from the black-and-white hood worn by Christian priests during the winter. This game has since been played throughout the world, and it is thought that the game was initially imitated by Inuit people. It has been traced to several different countries, including Mexico and Canada.


Five-Up is one of the many popular variations of the classic game of dominoes. It is a point-type domino game played by two to four players using a Double-Six domino set. The game is often played with a cribbage board for scoring, and is best played with two teams of two players. Like Fives, Five-Up has its origins in California. Dominic C. Armanino, a former IDA president, made the game popular there. Five-Up is always a featured game in any IDA-sponsored tournament.

Double Six Set

The Double Six Set Domino Game is a popular version of the classic game. The game includes 28 premium-quality dominoes in a solid pine box. It is great for introducing children to the game, as it encourages cooperative play while improving their numeracy and counting skills. It also makes a great gift for children. However, it isn’t just for kids! Adults can also enjoy the game and learn a few things as well!

Five-Up with multicolored tiles

The game of domino is a classic board game for two players. The most basic form of the game uses a double-six set and the players take turns drawing seven tiles from the stock. During the game, players can see the value of their own tiles as well as their opponent’s. The five-up variation of domino uses multicolored tiles as well as spinner tiles. The basic concept of the game remains the same, with each player attempting to score as many points as possible before losing.

Five-Up with a center dividing line

The Five-Up domino has been around for over fifty years, and was invented by Dominic C. Armanino, who also created several of the IDA’s instruction books. In IDA-sponsored tournaments, Five-Up is always a mainstay. This game is played with 4 players, with tiles that are not drawn pushed to the side to form a boneyard.