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Giant Dominoes

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Here's something that everyone in the family can play with ease Giant Dominoes, such a favourite game that goes back a long time. More thought of as an indoor game, this is fascinating game of skill and strategy is now available in a giant size to play outdoors in the garden or on the beach anytime.

A simple game that is easy to learn and play that will give hours of fun and enjoyment to everyone, family and friends of all ages. If you're not worried about the rules, this can even be used as an educational learning tool with younger children.

Packed into a lovely wooden box with rope handles, this popular is now easier than ever to transport around and take from home to family and friends. Whilst being a simple and easy game to understand and play, this game of Giant Dominoes will give everyone many hours of fun and enjoyment.

Giant Dominoes is one of those family favourites that is timeless and is still as good to play today as it was when it first started. Simple and fun to play Giant Dominoes is just part of our large range of Garden Games and Giant Garden Games.

The object of the game is to place your dominoes, taking turns with your opponents, in order that they match the number being shown whilst trying to be the first one to use up all your dominoes.

Enjoy those long summer days and evenings playing with all the family and friends playing some great outdoors games. From the youngest member of the family to the older family member, everyone can have fun playing with one of these all time favourites.

Giant Dominoes set includes:

* Wooden Dominoes
* Packed in Wooden Carrying box with rope handle

Giant Dominoes Dimms:

* Height: 2 cms (¾ ")
* Width: 7 cms (2¾ ")
* Length: 13½ cms (5¼ ")
* Total Weight of full set: 5 kgs
* Packed in strong wooden box: 61 x 18 x 11 cms (2' x 7" x 4¼")

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Simple Rules for playing Dominoes or Giant Dominoes:

There are hundreds of different games that can be played with a set of dominoes but here we have put the very simple and most widely used rules of Dominoes. Dominoes are similar to Playing cards and can be used to play an equal variety of games.

A standard set of dominoes (giant dominoes or otherwise) contains 28 tiles or bones. Each tile is rectangular with a line down the centre and each end of the tile contains a number of spots or is blank. Double six is the highest scoring tile and the number of spots on a domino varies from 0 (or blank) to 6.

How to play Dominoes:

The object of the game is to get rid of your own hand of dominoes whilst blocking the opponent's ability to play.

The basic domino game has many regional or local variations to the rules and is a common game played in many English pubs. This game of dominoes can be played by four people either individually or in teams of two. It can also be played by two to five individual players.

The game is played identically whatever the size of the dominoes - giant dominoes or otherwise.

If there are three or four players - each player should take six dominoes.
Five players should take five dominoes each.
Two players should take eight dominoes each.

First shuffle the dominoes face down on the table.
Each player takes their allotted number of dominoes and keeps their dominoes hidden from the other players by either holding them or standing them on the table.
Remaining dominoes are known as sleepers and are left untouched throughout the game.

The player who has the double six tile starts the game by laying this on the table.
If no one has a double six, then the next highest double starts and play moves clockwise from the player who laid the first high double.
If no one has a double then the dominoes are reshuffled and play starts again.

The game proceeds as each player adds a domino that matches one of the ends of the dominoes already on the table.
In this game as in most games of dominoes, only the "open" ends of a chain are open for play. (An end is open when it has no other domino connected to it).

Play follows with everyone continuing to add a domino in turn to the chain.
Each tile has to be positioned next to the tile that it matches.
It is part of the charm of dominoes to vary the direction of the chain because as long as both the dominoes with the matching numbers of spots are touching, it does not matter which of the three possible directions are taken.
The shape of the chain of dominoes is random and up to the whims of the players and the size of the table - and the size of the dominoes! (With giant dominoes it is advised to have a large playing surface)

Any doubles should be positioned crossways, straddling the chain and the following dominoes added at a right angle.

If a player cannot go he must pass.
Passing is indicated to the other players by "knocking" a domino on the table.
If it is possible to play, then the player must take their turn and not pass for tactical reasons.

The game of dominoes is over when one player "chips out" that is he lays his last domino.
If dominoes is being played by four people in two teams some variations of rules require both partners to chip out before the game is over (this should decided upon beforehand!).

If no one is able to move or chip out because the game has been blocked - that is if both ends of the chain have dominoes with numbers of spots that have already been played, or are in the remaining sleepers pile, the winner (or winners if playing in teams) are the players with the least number of pips or spots in their hand.

A game of dominoes can either be played as just one game, but more usually is played as a series of games. The overall game of dominoes ends after an allotted number of games have been played or the first person or team reaches a target score.

Scoring and winning:

Essentially the player who plays all his dominoes and is out first wins the game. One way of scoring can be simply to award a point per game won - this is common method of scoring in pubs and is a very simple way of keeping score of a series of games of dominoes.

An alternative way of scoring has the winners score the sum of all the spots on the losers remaining dominoes and the scores written down. A game can be played up to 100 or whatever is agreed upon by the players in advance, as the target score. In some pubs where team play is common, a cribbage board can be used to record the dominoes scores. In this case the play would go up to the target score of 121.

A very simple way to score is that each player adds up the number of spots remaining in their hand and the lowest overall total wins.

This can be used over a series of a certain number of games of giant dominoes - 10 games for example.

Delivery Postcodes and Additional Surcharges:

Standard Delivery of this product which is included in our price is to Mainland England, Wales and most of Scotland (see below) and is on a 3 - 5 working day service. Additional carriage charges apply to delivery areas outside of these areas and can be found below along with the expected delivery service. Delivery to these other areas is normally between 3 - 5 working days but please allow up to 5 working days.

3 - 5 day working Standard Service: - Included in Price
Mainland England and Wales: All Postcodes
AB1-16, AB21-25, AB30, AB39, DD, DG, EH, FK, G, KA (except KA27 & KA28), KY, ML, PA1-19, PH1-3, TD.

3 - 5 working day Standard Service: - Additional Surcharges
Isle of Wight: PO30-41 (IOW Only) - £9.99
Scilly Isles: TR21-25 - £9.99
Northern Scotland: - £14.99
AB31-38, AB40-56, IV1-28, IV30-32, IV36, IV40, IV52-54, IV63, KW1-14, PA21-38, PH4-41, PH49-50.
Northern Ireland: All BT Postcodes - £14.99
Southern Ireland: Rep of Eire - £22.99
Scottish Highlands & Islands: - £22.99
HS, IV41-49, IV51, IV55-56, KA27-28,KW15-17, PA20, PA41-49, PA60-78, PH42-44, ZE.
Channel Islands: JE, GY - £22.99
Isle of Man: IM - £22.99

All Deliveries are made between Monday - Friday (08:00 - 18:00)

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