It’s time to play dominoes! Sebastopol Dominoes is a straight-forward online board game and brain-teaser where you have to take on three opponents in the ancient game of dominoes. In this 4-player game against the computer, your opponents are named after three great philosophers: Aristotle, Plato and Socrates. You must try to outsmart your opponents and ‘get rid’ of all your dominoes to succeed. Think you’ve got the math matching skills to become the Domino Champ? Good, put on your thinking cap and let’s deal those tiles!
How to Play: Dominoes is a tile-based board game where you have to match the dominoes that are already on the board with dominoes from your own hand (Dominoes are rectangular tiles that have two ends, both with a certain number of dots on them.) Each ‘Round’ is completed when one player gets rid of all of his / her dominoes. You can ‘play’ a domino by matching the number of dots on one of the tiles on the board with the number of dots on one of your own dominoes.
In Sebastopol Dominoes, there are 4 players in each game – Aristotle, Socrates, Plato, and you. At the beginning of every ‘Round’, each player is dealt 7 dominoes. The board is cross-shaped, and the players take turns to ‘play’ (use up / get rid of) dominoes until one player wins by using up all of his dominoes. Your 7 dominoes on the right hand side of the game screen, but you are not able to see any of your opponents’ dominoes (but you can see how many they have left).
Whichever player is dealt the double-six domino goes first by placing the double-six in the center. If you receive the double-six, just click ‘OK’ with your computer mouse and the double-six will automatically be placed in the center. Play proceeds clockwise with each player taking a turn (the computer plays the turn of your 3 competitors.) Dominoes must be ‘played’ on all four sides of the double-six, i.e., tiles with sixes on them must be placed on all sides around it. After that, you may match each domino from your hand with any of the four outer tiles of the cross.
For example, if the outer tile on one of the sides of the board star has a 5 on it, you can play any domino in your hand that has a 5 on at least one side. When it is your turn to play, click and drag the domino you want to use onto the domino that matches it on the board. If you have no move – Left Click ‘Pass’ in the bottom left corner of the game screen. The winner of each round receives the total number of points in the other players’ hands. You can decide on the menu screen how many points are needed for overall victory. Rounds are continually played until someone wins the game by reaching the set points total.