game rules of dominoes

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Brief rules of domino games on a playing board.

This page is intended to show, about what there is a speech in the manual where 64 game variants actually are described.

It is computer translation of some parts of the text which help to present the Russian text. Unfortunately, computer translation is not exact, but nevertheless some sense can be clear. Performance of exact translation is a task scrupulous which is possible to execute if the translator will participate in game as essence and rules of each game should be realized.
Brief computer translation is given to guess how to play dominoes applying the offered game device.

All texts of gaming rules in Russian can be downloaded as PDF files: oskru1.pdf - oskru2.pdf.

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The present description only shows prospective opportunities, and the most obvious rules are given, but concrete rules of different domino games can be established at the will.
Games can be complex or simple, and rules of different variants can be changed. That is players can establish any rules and solve any game tasks according to the own discretion.
Domino games in the description are given at numbers. Under asterisks probable variants of games are given.
Players settle down opposite each other on the different sides of the game board, but can settle down how it will be convenient if it has no value.
If more than two players can take part in game then it is specified especially.

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Open games with dominoes.
Rules and instructions.

Rules of domino game 4.
Tiles of dominoes move on rectangles of the board in this game.
Game will carry out by two reduced complete sets with digits from 0 up to 3. That is from complete sets eliminate dominoes tiles having digits 4, 5, 6, and in each complete set there are 12 tiles, including the added doubles.
Before the beginning tiles have on the board in initial game positions, as shown in figure 4.players have initial game positions on the board That is dominoes of one complete set have on dark rectangles of one half and dominoes of the second complete set on light rectangles of an opposite half of the game board. Each player plays by dominoes tiles of own complete set.
Game consists that players by turns move own tiles on rectangles of the board only in diagonal directions, and dominoes of one player move over diagonals on dark rectangles, and dominoes of the second player over diagonals on light rectangles.
Tiles move for one course on one rectangle or can jump through others, and can do some jumps for one course as in a checker game. Each player can jump only through own tiles as tiles belonging to players move on different rectangles.
During moving dominoes can be opposed by frontal edges with identical or not identical digits but if your tile is opposed with identical digits then such tiles of the opponent exclude from game.
If a dominoes tile does some jumps and is opposed with identical digit then a tile of the opponent removes from the game board and the course stops. Namely it is impossible to remove from the game board some tiles at one course.
The task of game consists that it is necessary to take off a lot of opponent's tiles from the board. Game is finished when the further interaction of dominoes becomes impracticable.

The task of game can consist in moving dominoes tiles from own half of board on half of board of the opponent. That is wins in such game variant the one who will move own dominoes tiles through the middle line of the board which is border between halves.

Game can be carried out by  the reduced proportional groups of dominoes tiles of one complete set. For this purpose eliminate dominoes having digit 6, and in each proportional group there are 12 tiles, including the added doubles.
In initial game positions such reduced proportional groups can be located how is shown in figures 4(A) or 4(B).
in proportional groups there are 12 tiles including the added doubles proportional groups according to rules of game
Other type of games differs that dominoes tiles shift instead of move. That is performance of a course consists that players shift dominoes tiles on any rectangles of the game board.
Rearrangement (shifting) is probable only on free rectangles. That is tiles on tiles are not imposed. Contact of dominoes by lateral edges has no value, and interaction occurs only at opposition by frontal edges.
The general rules are same as at moving dominoes tiles, but essential difference that it is not supposed to oppose dominoes by not identical digits. Namely if digits of a shifted tile do not coincide with digits of tiles on adjacent vertical rectangles then a shifting is impossible.

Rules of domino game 10.
In this game tiles of dominoes shift on rectangles of the board.
Game will carry out by proportional groups of dominoes of one complete set. Each player plays by tiles of own proportional group which preliminary have on the board in initial game positions shown on figures 1(A) or 1(B), or in the casual order on 1-2 and 8-7 horizontals accordingly for players. Focusing arrows direct on the opponent at casual initial positions.
Game consists that players by turns choose any own dominoes tiles and shift on other free rectangles. It is authorized to shift only on such rectangles on which your tiles will be opposed by frontal edges with identical digits of other your tiles. If at the same time your have opposed with identical digit of any tile of the opponent then such tile of the opponent exclude from game.
Opposition of dominoes by not identical digits is forbidden. Though dominoes tiles can be opposed by not identical digits in initial positions, but during game it is not supposed.
It is impossible to shift so that a tile will be opposed by one digit with identical digit and by second digit with not identical digit of other dominoes tiles. Directions of focusing arrows at a shifting does not change. That is dominoes tiles should be directed on the opponent.
Game is finished when someone from players shifts any tile out opposite edge of the board. Provided that the dominoes tile behind edge of the board also should be opposed with identical digit of other tile.
Wins the one who has shifted own tile behind opposite edge of the game board earlier with the calculation of a first advantage course of one of players.

Directions of focusing arrows can be not observed. Namely it can be authorized to direct shifted tiles by arrows on the opponent or on itself. And directions of arrows in initial game positions also can be casual.

Game can be carried out by two whole complete sets which preliminary have on 1 and 8 horizontals of the board accordingly for players so on each rectangle four dominoes tiles are located in a pack.
Thus players can shift top dominoes tiles from packs or those tiles which were shifted from packs before. Tiles on tiles are not imposed during game, though preliminary dominoes were imposed by packs.
If according to game rules your tile is opposed with identical digit of any tile which is top in a pack then your remove from the board a whole pack of opponent.

The following type of games differs that dominoes tiles place on rectangles of the board. That is preliminary tiles have no on the board, and place during game.
As well as in dominoes games in which tiles move or shift, oppositions only by frontal edges are significant. Contacts of dominoes by lateral edges are not taken into account. Provided that dominoes can be opposed by identical or not identical digits, or can be not opposed with other dominoes that depends on rules of concrete games.
Tiles on tiles are not imposed. Directions of focusing arrows in various games can to observe or can be not observed.

Rules of domino game 22.
Tiles of dominoes place on rectangles of the board in this game.
Game will carry out by two complete sets. Each player plays by own complete set which preliminary shuffle and have in a closed packs outside of the board.
Game consists that players by turns open tiles from own closed packs and place on the board. Everyone starts to play from the extreme horizontal on own half of board. That is players settle down opposite each other and start to place own tiles on any rectangles of extreme horizontals on own halves of board.
Directions of focusing arrows are not observed.
Players can place any tiles on rectangles of extreme horizontals, but further players place tiles if oppose frontal edges with identical digits of own tiles which before placed on the game board.
Not identical digits of dominoes tiles can not be opposed.
The task of game consists that each player consistently occupies by own tiles vertical lines and so tries to place own tiles from own half on half of board of the opponent. If there is an opposition to identical digits of opponent's dominoes then these tiles of the opponent remove exclude from the board.
Game is finished when all dominoes tiles from the closed packs are placed on the board. Wins the one who has placed more tiles on opponent's half of board.
If any dominoes tile cannot be placed on the board according to rules of game then such dominoes tile remove aside and further do not use.

Game can be carried out across the game board. That is in this case dominoes tiles place within the linear sectoring across usual rectangles. Thus players have 16 transverse rectangles of extreme horizontals on which can place any tiles and have 4 transverse rectangles on each cross vertical.
Variants of dominoes game lengthways or across the board have different characters.

Here the brief review of domino games can be finished, though probable games and variants are much greater.
Some dominoes games are interesting and some are less interesting, though it is difficult to tell which dominoes games will be acceptable and consequently participants of game can consider the offered variants and to apply different and any own rules.
The design of game is entirely adapted to establish different rules.
Russian manual describes 64 games with dominoes.


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