# Sum Dominoes - Hill Elementary School

```Sum Dominoes and Dice
Classroom Guide
Goal: To be first to get rid of all dominoes in your hand. At the end of the game, if both
players still have dominoes, then the player with the least number of dots left is the winner
if the difference is 10 or more. The game is a tie if the difference is less than 10.
Start:
 All dominoes are turned down and mixed. This is the bank or draw pile.
 Players alternate drawing 7 dominoes for their hand. The dominoes are placed face
up and in a row so that both players can view them.
 Each player rolls all 3 dice. The player with the lower sum goes first. This lower
sum is recorded and used by the first player as the first part of their turn.
 The beginning player selects another domino from the bank and places it face up
onto the center rectangle of the game board.
Beginning Player’s Turn:
1. Using the sum of the 3 dice that determined the starting player, select an
appropriate domino to place on the board, if possible.
2. Roll the 3 dice, compute the sum, write and show the value to opponent, then place
an appropriate domino on the board, if possible.
After step 2, player draws a domino from the bank and places it, face up, in his hand.
The domino drawn at the end of the turn cannot be used until the next turn.
Subsequent Turns:
1. Use the sum of dice rolled previously by opponent, and place an appropriate domino,
if possible.
2. Roll the 3 dice, compute the sum, write and show the value to opponent, then place
an appropriate domino on the board, if possible.
After step 2, player draws a domino from the bank and places it, face up, in his hand.
The domino drawn at the end of the turn cannot be used until the next turn.
Appropriate Domino
A domino may be attached onto the end of a domino on the board only if the sum of the
face of the domino being played and the face of the domino on the board is the same
as the sum of the dice.
Domino Placement
A domino being placed must be attached to the END of a domino on the board. It may not
touch the side of the board domino. It will be an End-to End placement or an End-to-Side
placement, but the new domino must be attached to the END of the domino on the board.
Placement of Doubles
Doubles are dominoes with the same number of dots on each face. Doubles must be placed
with their middle attached to the end of a domino on the board. Only one face of the
double is used to add to make the sum.
Playing off of Doubles
Dominoes may play off of the ends or middle side of a double.
Playing Doubles off of Doubles
Another double MUST play off of the END of a double. It cannot play off of the middle.
Capping a Domino
 If one of the open domino ends on the board cannot have a domino added without
the new domino touching other unrelated dominoes or going over the edge of the
board, the end is called “capped” and cannot be played on any more.
 Once a domino is placed to form a corner, it is capped, and no more dominoes may be
attached to it.
End of Game:
 Player places their last domino on the board during the FIRST PART of their turn.
 Player places their last domino on the board during the SECOND PART of their turn
AND the bank is empty.
 All open ends of dominoes on the board (and middle-sides of doubles) are capped.
 Bank is empty and both players take a turn without placing a domino on board.
 A player gives their last domino to their opponent as a penalty domino.
Win/Tie:
 The player who places their last domino during the first part of their turn can
declare a win.
 The player who places their last domino during the second part of their turn, when
the bank is EMPTY, can declare a win.
 If a player plays their last domino during the second part of their turn, but
there are still dominoes in the bank, the player does not win. The player draws
a domino, and play continues.
 If a player gives their last domino to their opponent as a penalty domino, they can
declare a win.
 At the end of the game, if both players still have dominoes, then the player with the
least number of dots left is the winner if the difference is 10 or more. The game
is a tie if the difference is less than 10.
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