A Game Of Skill: Dominoes


A Game Of Skill: Dominoes

Games and sports are similar: usually there are rules, an objective and a winner. A game is either a physical activity or sport where people engage in a competition or contest and there are rules. These may include rules specifying the size of the field, the distance, time limit, equipment, rules for different surfaces and rules on fighting. The object of the game is to reach a goal. In sports, the game is won by a certain number of points, usually the winner is the one who scores the most points.

RULES and ADDED STAGES. Every game has rules defining how the game is played and also the procedures that need to be followed while playing the game. Some games, such as “Candyland”, have separate game rules while others share many of the same rules with other games. In sports, there is usually a series of stages with a goal or objective at the end of the stage.

STAGES. There are a series of objectives, or goals in a game of chess or bingo, which the players must achieve and follow in order to win. There are several different types of stages.

Obstacles. Many games of chess use obstacles to keep the player from simply moving on to another level. Sometimes these obstacles are imaginary, but sometimes the obstacle is physical such as a wall or a fire. For instance, in the game of bingo, when a player receives two cards he must cross over an obstacle, one on each side of the table. If he does not cross over the obstacle he is out of the game and may not get another card. If players may wish to play without obstacles, they must find other ways around the obstacles.

tokens. Although it would be nice if all games were played using a clean slate where all rules could be changed with little to no repercussions, the rules for chess and bingo differ because of the structure of the tokens that are used in these games. A chess ball and a domino pattern, for example, do not have any legal uses in bingo but may be the best way to describe the rules of these games.

GAMES & STAGES Dominoes and chess pieces cannot move. They are immobile and cannot be moved except by their owners. They may be allowed to jump over other dominoes and the rules of the game may be altered to allow jumping over other dominoes. The players are allowed to place their game pieces on top of each domino in a straight line. These game pieces are called “dominoes” and players may play a certain number of dominoes each game they continue to play.