A domino is one of the oldest games in the world. It has kept families busy for generations. It is popular in regions such as Indonesia where it goes by the moniker Domino QQ or just Domino Indo on the streets. Besides the fancy names, another key change in the game is the use of cards instead of tiles. The cards don’t last as long as the tiles. This adds to the excitement of fetching a new pack of cards every so often.
Rules of Domino QQ
There are a few things you should keep in mind for you to be successful. Secure the table and clear with the dealer. The dealer then hands each player three cards. Don’t let your competitors see your set of cards. Each card has a clearly marked number on it. You are giving your opponents undue advantage when you show them your cards. Once everyone is served, you can place a bet directly on the game.
The person holding the highest double number starts the game. The next player must place a matching card to the first. If they do not have a card to play, they must pick one from the unselected pile or the boneyard. It is referred to as the boneyard because each card is called a bone. Keep picking till you get a matching card to play. Pass your turn to play if you cannot find an appropriate card.
The best trick is learning which cards work best alone and which ones are best together. You win the round if you run out of dominoes first. You can request to see your opponents’ cards. There are different scenarios in the game. For example, if you are blind, you may have to pay to see the cards of an open player.
Similarly, you can raise the previous bet or opt out of the game by folding. Players advance the game by raising their bets from the previous amount. However, you can end the game by asking the other players to show their cards. The highest count wins the game. This is the player holding the cards with the highest combination of numbers.
There are other minor considerations and exceptions to be observed. For example, there are instances where you can win with some rare cards even if another player has nine on their cards. This depends on the version of the game you have agreed to play. Some of the common versions include draw, block and Mexican train among others. If the version is not called before the start of play, it is automatically assumed to be a draw.
Domino QQ is a fun game that you can enjoy anytime with your friends. It has been played for centuries and passed down generations. It is an intrinsic component of different cultures around the world. Not everyone in the world may play the same version. But it is the same game with the same rules. Local versions have the same basic structure of play with little twists added.