Dominoes Strategy

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Dominoes Strategy & Tips

When you play to block or domino, you’re playing to force a blocked game so that you will get the lowest negative score. This is a more sophisticated way to play and requires counting suites to make sure that there are no tiles with the suite on the arms of the tableau. Dominoing doesn’t necessarily mean that you will get the highest score in a hand. Try to control the tiles in the game and get a specific suit on the arms of the table to guarantee that you can play on your next turn.

Draw Game

Draw Game, also called Double Six, is also played with a double six set or a double nine set. The dominoes are shuffled face down and each player automatically receives the correspondent number of dominoes, placing the remaining bones in the bone yard.

Basic Rules

Remember that the goal of the game is to block your contender’s game while you get rid of your bones as fast as you can, accumulating as many points as you are capable to get from opponents remaining bones.

Draw Game Tips

Rake Structure

Game to / Stake $0 – $9.9 $10 – $19.9 $20 – $49.9 $50 – $99.9 $100+
100 Points 11% 10% 9% 7% 5%
250 Points 11% 10% 9% 7% 5%
500 Points 11% 10% 9% 7% 5%

For example: Diana played against Roberto for a $10 stake and 100 points game, each one of them will leave a fee of $1 and the winner will get $18 (his $9 and his opponent’s $9).
Josh played against Silvia for a $110 stake and 100 points game, each one of them will leave a fee of $5.5 and the winner will get $209 (his $104.5 and his opponent’s $104.5).

Note: In the Points Game Mode the current “Points Value” is divided by 2 (as there are 2 players on the game) and added to the “Stake” in order to catalogue it in the rake table to deduce the commission. For example: When we play a 100 points game with a regular stake of $15, a Point Price of $1 and the game ends 100-40 the rake is 9%, as the stake is $15 + $60/2 = $45. It means that each player pays a commission of $4.05.