Tuesday, March 20, 2012

More Dominoes Variations - Russian Dominoes

If you are a dominoes fan you no doubt like to experiment with the different games that can be played using the same tile set. Have you ever tried Russian dominoes? Perhaps you know it by another name, Matador.

What makes this game unique is that the basic Domino rule of connecting identical number of dots is not followed. Instead it is a counting game (with math) and the total number of the connecting tiles should be equal to seven.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Toppling Dominoes - Tips and Tricks

Have you ever tried setting up your dominoes on-end, one after the other, and knocking them over? This is called "domino toppling". You can use standard dominoes though expert topplers prefer specially fabricated tiles.

Teams of domino topplers have set up projects using millions of dominoes. The most any single human being has set up has been over 300,000.

Here's an article about domino toppling that includes tips, tricks and video footage of the current world record effort.

And for inspiration and ideas watch the video below.

Monday, June 29, 2009

How to Play Hola

The card game "Hola" enjoys pockets of popularity in cities with significant Slavic populations such as Winnipeg, Canada. The game uses a standard deck and may be played by 2 players or 4 players working as partners.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Video Poker Myths

There are a few common misconceptions held by players related to video poker. Do you know what is fact and what is fiction when it comes to playing video poker? Read these online video poker myths to find out.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Best Two-Person Card Games

What are the best card games for two players? Here's a list at Hubpages

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

How to Play Santase

Santase is two-person card game similar to 66. The game is most commonly played in Eastern Europe, in particular, Bulgaria. 

You can learn how to play with these Santase rules.

Checkers: Making Multiple Captures

Question: I was playing checkers with an opponent online and I had two capturing moves available. The first was a straight line diagonal jump of two pieces. The second was a single jump of one piece.


The online edition of the game allowed me to jump one piece of the straight line possible double capture and stop there instead of taking the second capture and use my other piece to jump a different piece of my opponents. I still only captured two pieces of my opponents.


She protested saying it was an illegal move, however the game allowed me to make the move.


What are the rules pertaining to making a double capture with two different pieces of mine rather than choose to do a double capture with the one piece?


Your advice would be appreciated.

Answer: From what you describe it seems to me that there was a flaw in the game program. Under normal rules you can only move one piece each turn. And if you are jumping and capturing pieces, you must continue and make all available captures. You can't stop part of the way through.