Domino is a type of game played by two or more people. Typically, one player draws and places a tile on the table. The next player must then match one end of the domino to a part of the first tile. This may take a long time.
Originally, the domino was a cape or mask worn by Christian priests. Later, it was translated into French and became a playing card.
In Europe, the domino is traditionally made of ivory or dark hardwood. Some sets are made of bone or mother of pearl oyster shell.
Some versions of dominoes allow tiles to be joined to all four sides of the board. These are called doubles. Normally, the pips on either side are counted, but not the pips on the other.
Dominoes can be played against friends or family. Usually, the player must be able to rap the table and knock it down before the other players can do the same. However, some versions of the game require both players to chip out.
Most dominoes are divided into two squares, referred to as ends. The end where the number is not on it is called an open end.
When you play the domino, you must put a matching number on either of the ends. You can play to the left of the 6-6, but you can also play to the right of the 6-6.
The heaviest domino is the double-six. It has six pips on each end.