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Use your mouse to select a piece from your deck and place it on the board. You can only play dominoes with sides that match the number on an open end. The player who has the double six tile starts off each round. If no one has the double six, then it moves to the next highest number tile. Be the first to play all of your dominoes on the board in order to win each round. The first player to reach 100 total points wins the game. 

There are three Dominoes games you can choose from. Each mode has different rules, so try them all to find your favorite! Every single version has its own advantages that may be tailored more to your gaming interests.  

Types of Dominoes Games

There are several different kinds of Dominoes Games that players can test out. Experiment with all of them to see which suits you the best.


Draw dominoes when you can't move until you find a matching tile. This is the most commonly played Dominoes game. Players tend to like it for the simple and straightforward gameplay.


Count the dots on the open ends of the board after your move. If they add up to a multiple of five, you score that many points. This is a great way to incorporate some math skills into the classic tile game.


Pass your turn when you can't move to the player next to you. The first player to get rid of all of their tiles is declared the winner.

Dominoes Games Tips & Tricks

Dominoes can be a tough game to learn when starting out. Not to worry though, we have some tips and tricks to get you started off correctly. Follow these strategies and you will be a Dominoes game pro in no time.

Play high number tiles early

Every round, the winning player will get points based on the sum of the remaining dominoes in the losing player(s) hand. It’s best to let go of tiles with high numbers early on in a round in order to limit the amount of points your opponent(s) will get if they win. 

Read the room

Pay close attention to your opponent(s) moves throughout the game. When they draw from the pile, take note of which numbers are playable. Chances are, they are lacking those tiles in their hand and you can easily trap them by playing that number later in the round. 

Defensive dominoes

As you catch on to your opponent’s moves, look for ways you can block the board. For example, if one end of the board has a 2 and the other a 4, you can play a 4-2 tile to make both open sides show 2. Your opponent will be blocked out of the move or will have to draw from the pile if they’re lacking that number.

What You Learn From Playing Dominoes

Playing any of the three dominoes games can help improve basic math, critical thinking, and strategic planning skills. When playing All-Fives mode, players will need to think ahead in order to make the end tiles add up to a multiple of 5. In any mode, critical thinking skills are applied when trying to figure out which tiles are in the opposing hands.

How do you play Dominoes with 2 players?

With two players, both people are given 7 tiles to begin with. This leaves 14 dominoes left in the middle, which is also referred to as the boneyard. These dominoes can be drawn as you progress through the game.  

How many pieces are there in a Dominoes game?

There are 28 pieces in a standard game of Dominoes. There is one of each Dominoe tile, going all the way from 0-0 to 6-6. Larger games can have even more dominoes, sometimes having as many as 91 tiles.  

What is the most popular game of Dominoes?

The classic Dominoes game is referred to as the ‘block game’ variation. This variation gives players 7 Dominoes to start, although it can vary as more players join in.

What are Games Like Dominoes

What Are Other Versions of Dominoes?

  • Domino Dash: Domino Dash at Cool Math Games: Set them up and knock them down! Use your limited dominoes to create a chain reaction and topple the king!
  • Falling Dominoes: Falling Dominoes at Cool Math Games: Carefully place your dominoes, then knock them over and hit the big red button. Can you get past all the obstacles?

How to play Dominoes on your phone

To play Dominoes easily any time, you can add it directly to your phone as an app. It’s a great way to play without worrying about losing your game save data.

For iOS devices, simply tap the "Share" icon iOS share in Safari and select "Add to Home Screen". For Android devices, tap the “Menu” icon android pwa and select "Install App".