# Domino Basics

A domino is a rectangular tile with two square ends and a number of spots on either end. Its different types and costs are discussed below. The game is a family of tile-based games. Its basic rules are simple, and there are many variations. However, the game can get complicated if you’re not careful.

## Origins

The origins of domino are not completely clear. The game is thought to have originated in ancient Greece and then spread to other parts of Europe, especially France, in the 17th century. The game then gained worldwide popularity. In 1771, the word “domino” was first recorded in the French dictionary. Its original meaning was “a crude woodcut game played by peasants.”

The game was probably brought to England by French soldiers during the seventeenth century. Over the next few centuries, the game spread across Europe, Asia, and even the Americas. It is now played in cafes, pubs, and other establishments around the world. Before the game was brought to Europe, the Inuit played a game similar to domino with bone-like objects. The European version of the game is derived from this game. Since then, the game has taken on several variations.

## Basic rules

If you’ve never played the game before, the basic rules are fairly simple. To start, each player selects a tile and places it at the end of a line of dominoes. Players then take turns extending the lines of play. If a player has more than three tiles, he or she wins the hand. Otherwise, the player with the least tiles draws from the remaining tiles.

The rules of domino differ slightly from game to game. In most cases, players must match the ends of their tiles, but in some variations, players can join tiles in any direction. If a player cannot match a tile with another tile in the same row, they must draw from any other unoccupied tile.

## Variations

There are many different variations of the domino game. The basic game involves two players holding seven tiles. Each player scores points when they place one of their tiles on a player’s tile. The most popular variations are the block game and the layout game. Each of these variations has different rules. For example, if you win a game of block domino, you score the same amount as the loser if you place one of your tiles on his or her tile.

The game’s origins are obscure, but it is believed that it was invented around the year 1120 CE in China. However, some sources place its invention earlier. In any case, it was first brought to Europe around the middle of the eighteenth century, when it became an instant fad. While the game’s origins are Chinese, the European variants are simpler to learn than the Chinese original.

## Language support

Language support for Domino is available in a variety of forms. Language packs can be installed on your Domino server and include translated versions of templates and core binary files. Before you can install a language pack, you must install an English version of the Domino server. Once you install a language pack, it replaces all English versions of files with the translated version. Once the language pack has been installed, the new language becomes the primary language.