The Rules of All Fives Dominoes

All Fives Dominoes is one of the most exciting domino games. More complex and strategy-intensive than many other variations. All Fives is very popular with domino enthusiasts.

All Fives is designed for two to four players using a double-six domino set. However, more players can play with larger domino sets. Before the game begins the dominoes are shuffled and players draw one brick each in order to determine who goes first. The player who draws the heaviest tile will be the first player during game play.

After the first player is determined, all bricks are returned and the dominoes are shuffled again. Then each player draws tiles to create their hand. In 2-player games each player draws 7 tiles. In 3-player and 4-player games each player draws 5 tiles. The remaining tiles are kept facedown on the table to serve as the “stock” or “bone yard.”

The first player begins the game by placing any domino face-up on the table. The first tile does not have to be a double. However, the first double that is placed on the table during game play is called the “spinner” and tiles may be placed off of all four sides of it.

Game play moves in a clockwise direction, with each player placing a brick on one of the open ends of the game. If a QQ Online player does not have a relevant brick to place down, then he must draw from the bone yard until he can make a move. Once the bone yard is cleared out, players unable to move must pass to the next player.
In All Fives, players have an additional goal, which is to make all of the open ends on the table add up to a multiple of 5. Points are scored for this achievement. For instance, if the first player puts down 5-5 they score 10 points. If the four open ends in play are made up of 5, 5, 6 and 4 the player scores 20 points. Non-multiples of 5 do not score anything.

Additionally, at the end of the game, the winning player earns a score worth the total value of opponents’ hands (minus the winning players own hand) rounded to the nearest 5 and then divided by 5. The first player to reach a predetermined score over the course of several hands is declared the winner.

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