This page of website is intended to show texts of the manual which actually
describes rules of 64 games and conundrums (puzzles) with dominoes.
All texts of the manual in Russian are possible for downloading in PDF files: oskru1.pdf - oskru2.pdf.
Namely this page is translation into English of some parts of Russian texts.
The present translation is shown only with prospective demonstration of
playing potential which is in this board game with dominoes. Each variant of
gaming rules has only necessary instructions following which players can begin
to play, but concrete methods of playing interactions can be established at agreements.
Games or conundrums can be complex or simple, namely players can establish any rules and solve any playing tasks according to own discretions.
Variants of games in the manual are given at serial numbers. Rules of additional variants are given under asterisks.
Playing cards or tokens (tiles) with numbers of dominoes can be used for
intellectual trainings before poker tournaments and competitions, and
also for developing of logic thinking before games in online-casino in
the Internet. As numbers of dominoes on a chess board can be considered as
numerical mathematical compositions similar to card combinations in poker or for
systems of calculations in casino.
Or according to domino numbers on playing cards or tokens it is possible to invent rules of gambling which will be similar to poker or other commercial game variants in casino. Including it is possible to develop rules of software programs for computer games according to which gamers can play poker or online casino on gaming websites in the world wide network of Internet.
Open domino games on a chess or checker board.
1st variant of game rules for dominoes.
Rules of this game can be recommended for world championships and tournaments under aegis of the International Domino Federation, as players have equal chances to win and open playing information that corresponds to criteria of sports competitions or contests. Or international federation of dominoes and organizing committee of world championships can choose rules of any other games which are described in PDF files on pages of manual.
Preliminary domino tokens of the complete set "A" distribute according to presence and absence of daggers on backs, or according to different colors on front-face areas so each of two player has dominoes of own proportional group, and have on the checker-board as chessmen in initial playing positions shown on picture 1(A) with directions of focusing arrows on opponents.
Doubles 0/0 before beginning of game overturn upside-down and use as test tokens.
Game rules consists that players by turns move own dominoes over verticals or horizontals or diagonal in any directions as chess kings.
Dominoes are not imposed each other and move only on free squares.
If during game you have contacted own domino tokens to identical numbers of one or two dominoes of opponent then you remove them from the board.
If domino tokens are contacted by identical numbers then they are interplaying or interacting that cause consequences according to rules of this or that games. And if dominoes are contacted by unequal numbers then interactions are not present.
Interaction of dominoes occurs if tokens are contacted by frontal edges on adjacent vertical squares. Contacts of tokens by lateral edges have no values.
Interactions do not occur at coincidences of identical numbers on domino tokens of any one player.
Directions of focusing arrows during moves do not change.
The goal of game consists that each player should to impose any own dominoes on the test token of opponent, that is a prize then game comes to the end.
• Rules can forbid contacts of own domino tokens by identical numbers.
• Game can be lead by proportional groups of domino tokens from the digital structure
of complete set "B" which preliminary have on the checker-board in initial
playing position shown on picture1(B).
Variants of initial positions for games with dominoes can be different and can differ from shown in this manual.
3rd variant of game rules for dominoes.
This game also is based on moving of domino tokens on a checker-board.
Game requires proportional groups of dominoes from complete sets "A" or "B". Each player have domino tokens of own proportional group on the board as chessmen in initial playing positions which are shown on pictures 1(A) or 1(B). Or preliminarily proportional groups can be shuffled and located similarly to chessmen on 1-2 and 8-7 horizontals in the random order.
Focusing arrows should be directed on opponents at arrangement of dominoes in initial playing positions in random order. However, directions of arrows at random arrangements can be not basic but then numerical ratio of domino numbers during games will not be optimum.
Game rules consist that players by turns move own dominoes over verticals or horizontals or diagonals as kings in a chess. Imposing of domino tokens on each other is forbidden.
Dominoes during game can be contacted by frontal edges in identical or unequal numbers, but if your token is contacted to identical digital signs of any dominoes of opponent then you remove them from the board. Contacts of domino tokens by lateral edges have no value.
The goal of game consists that is necessary to remove more domino tokens of opponent from the board.
Game comes to the end when numbers of dominoes on the board cannot interplay.
• For win it can be necessary to remove from the board any contracted
quantity of dominoes, namely three or five tokens of opponent.
Or mathematical sums of numbers on removed tokens can be winning, for instance 48 points.
The full sum of numbers of each proportional group is 96 and consequently half sum can be winning.
Or certain sum of numbers can be winning, namely in this case according to game rules it is necessary to remove from the board exactly 48 points, and if player removes more then loses.
Some certain sums of domino numbers can be winning. For instance 12, 24, 36 or 48 points, namely if a player has not exactly 12 there is chances to remove from the board other certain sums of dominoes.
• Rules can authorize to move dominoes on distance of any squares over verticals or horizontals or diagonals as chess queens.
Proportional groups of domino tokens from digital structures of complete sets "A" or "B" are applied in two listed games, but also players can to play with two reduced decks. Namely clean dominoes with numbers 5 and 6, and have the numerical set of digital combinations from 0 to 4. Also clean additional doubles, but remain 0/0 in duplicate quantities. In total in each complete sets there are 16 tokens with combinations of numbers from 0 to 4 and twofold doubles 0/0 which place before beginning of games on the checker-board in initial playing positions as shown in picture 2. Or it is possible to apply the reduced decks of dominoes with combinations of numbers from 0 to 5 and initial playing positions on the picture 3.
If in game are two decks of dominoes then players possess other numerical
sets rather than in proportional groups. But in any case constructive design of
this board game provides optimum mathematical ratio of numbers if players direct
tokens or playing cards of dominoes by focusing arrows on opponents.
Though, as it was already spoken, directions of focusing arrows at arrangement on a checker-board can be not basic if it is allowed by rules of this or that games or conundrums.
These listed games can be recommended for playing programs in a context of world championships of the International Domino Federation, but also in the manual there are descriptions for rules of many other gaming variants and puzzles or conundrums which can be interesting in tournaments.