LEGO® Dominos Instructions

 

 

 

COMPONENTS

 

 

OBJECT OF THE GAME

 

Build your way across the board.  The first to reach his/her Finish Line wins the game.

 

SETUP

 

  1. Build your dual color LEGO dominos.  For each LEGO domino, take one black plate, knob side up.  Attach two LEGO bricks to it.

 

See chart below for the LEGO domino combinations to be built.

Red/Red                  Blue/Blue                Yellow/Yellow     Green/Green       White/White        Orange/Orange    Black/Black

Red/Blue                 Blue/Yellow            Yellow/Green       Green/ White      White/ Orange   Orange/Black

Red/Yellow             Blue/Green              Yellow/ White      Green/ Orange    White/ Black

Red/Green               Blue/White              Yellow/ Orange    Green/Black

Red/White               Blue/Orange            Yellow/ Black

Red/Orange             Blue/Black

Red/ Black

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Put all the LEGO dominos back in the game box.

 

  1. Set up the game board so that Player 1 sits in front of the “1” on the game board.  This end of the board is his/her Finish Line.

 

  1. If there are only two players, each player chooses at random (with his/her eyes closed) seven LEGO dominos from the game box and sets them behind his/her number (off the game board).  If there are three to four players, each player chooses five LEGO dominos.

 

  1. Keep the remaining LEGO dominos in the game box.

 

SIMPLE GAME PLAY

 

  1. The youngest player (Player 1) with a “double domino” piece (2 of the same color LEGO bricks, for example Red/Red) goes first.  If no player has a “double domino” piece, all players place their LEGO dominos back into the game box and all players choose new LEGO dominos.

 

Player 1 then puts down his/her “double domino” on top of the “LEGO Dominos” in the center of the board.

 

  1. Play passes to the left.  Player 2 chooses to play at any “open end” a LEGO domino from his/her pile, matching the color of the LEGO domino Player 1 placed in the center earlier.

 

NOTE:  For this simple game play, the LEGO dominos lie end to end not on top of each other.  Players play the LEGO domino pieces like standard dominos except players move to their Finish Lines by matching colors.

 

  1. If Player 2 is unable to play a domino because s/he does not have a color that matches the domino in the center of the board, s/he, with eyes close, picks a LEGO domino from the game box.  If the LEGO domino piece is playable, Player 2 plays the piece.  If the LEGO domino piece is not playable, his/her turn is over and play continues to the left.

 

NOTE: If a player has a playable LEGO domino piece, s/he must play that piece even if it helps another player.

 

  1. If at some point, a player is unable to place one of his/her dominos on the board and there are no longer any dominos remaining in the game box, then that player’s turn is over and play passes to the next player.

 

WINNING THE GAME

 

The first player to reach his/her Finish Line wins.

 

ADVANCED GAME PLAY

 

  1. The youngest player (Player 1) with a “double domino” piece (2 of the same color LEGO bricks, for example Red/Red) goes first.  If no player has a “double domino” piece, all players place their LEGO dominos back into the game box and all players choose new LEGO dominos.

 

Player 1 then puts down his/her “double domino” on top of the “LEGO Dominos” in the center of the board.

 

  1. Play passes to the left.  Player 2 chooses to attach a LEGO domino from his/her pile, matching the color of the LEGO domino Player 1 placed in the center earlier.  Player 2’s LEGO domino can be attached on an “open” end of a LEGO domino.  It can be attached either underneath or on top of the matching color, but it must be attached using ONLY TWO of the studs on the LEGO domino and cannot topple the LEGO stack.

 

  1. If Player 2 is unable to play a domino because s/he does not have a color that matches the domino in the center of the board, s/he, with eyes close, picks a LEGO domino from the game box.  If the LEGO domino piece is playable, Player 2 plays the piece.  If the LEGO domino piece is not playable, his/her turn is over and play continues to the left.

 

NOTE: If a player has a playable LEGO domino piece, s/he must play that piece even if it helps another player.

 

  1. If at some point, a player is unable to place one of his/her dominos on the board and there are no longer any dominos remaining in the game box, then that player’s turn is over and play passes to the next player.

 

WINNING THE GAME

 

The first player to reach his/her Finish Line or be the closest player to his/her Finish Line wins – but watch out!  You cannot let your LEGO creation topple.  If there is a tie, the tied players are all declared LEGO dominos champions and the game is over.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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