Great collection of domino games
Author: Evgenii Kostrov
Date: 23 Jun 2017, tested on Nokia Lumia 920
Dominoes is a wonderful collection three games of the same name for Windows Phone. Before you start playing, you can select the number of opponents (one to three), the limit on the score which one should reach to be a winner, and, of course, choose the game itself. The games are designed very nicely. In their settings, you can choose the most attractive color of gaming table and design of the dominoes themselves. Now, let's talk a little about the rules.
Muggins featuresIn the Muggins game there are five dominoes given to each player and a pouch where the other dominoes lie. The first player that starts to lead is the one who has the smallest double at his or her hands, and then moves are shifted in turns. You can put on the table a domino with the numbers that are shown in the ends of the laid out chain. At that a double which will be first closed with domino tiles on both sides, is considered active, too, and you can put the tiles across the main chain, connecting them with the double.
This way it appears that the chain has four active zones. To earn game points you need to try to spread dominoes so that the value of their outsides plus halves of other tiles, amounts to a number multiple of five (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, etc.). Only these numbers will be added to your account or the account of your opponents. The winner is the one who gains a predetermined number of points. If at the time, when it's your turn to go, you do not have a suitable domino, you will have to take additional tiles from the pouch.
Block featuresIn the Block game, points are awarded a little differently. Players are also given five dominoes, but there is no access to the pouch with additional tiles. Doubles in this game are not active, and you have to be content with the two ends of the chain. You can put on the table can any tiles which are suitable for the number of points to those of which the chain is lined, but it is best to get rid of the dominoes with the biggest value. Points are awarded to the player who has run out of dominoes, and their number depends on how many points are left in the hands of other players. If you do not have a suitable tile during the game, you miss a turn, because there is no opportunity to take another from the pouch.
ResumeDraw featuresIn the Draw game the rules of scoring are similar to those in Block but the pouch is available, and if you do not have the corresponding tile, you will have to take more thus reducing your chances of winning. To summarize, we can say that the domino has always been a great way to pass the time, and this game is not an exception.