
 BoneYard  dominoes left after all players have drawn their hands. These may be drawn (oneatatime) during a singles match when a player cannot follow suit.
 Spinner  first double played.
 Shuffle
 the act of thoroughly mixing the dominoes (facedown) before each hand.
 The Hand
 refers to all the dominoes in a player's hand.
 Down
 the first domino played on the playing surface.
 The Downer
 the first person having the privilege of playing the first domino on the playing surface.
 Pass
 if the player does not have a domino in his or her hand that will play, the turn passes to the player on his or her immediate left. (This is the case in partnership play.)
 Blocked Game
 when no one can play (after all dominoes have been drawn), yet no one has dominoed. The person with the lowest number of dots receives the total number in the opponent's hand.
 Table Count
 the total number of dots in multiples of five after counting only the exposed ends.
 Draw
 when a player in singles cannot play, the player must draw a domino from the 'boneyard' until a domino will play.
 House
 50 points.
 Game  250 points or five houses unless otherwise specified.
 Match
 the best twooutofthree games or the best threeoutoffive games.
 Dominoed
 once a player has played all the dominoes in the player's hand.
 Domino Count
 the number of dots left unplayed (rounded to the nearest five) in the opponent's hand that is added to the player's score once the player dominoes (plays the last domino in his/her hand).
 Suit all the dominoes that have the same number of dots on one end (there are seven dominoes in each suit group).
 Object of the Game  to score as many points as possible (in multiples of five), with the first person to reach 250 points/five houses (unless otherwise specified), winning the game.
 Scoring  is done when the total of all dots on the ends of the dominoes add up to five or multiples of five (See the following illustrations for two different examples).
This scoring can be done by either a pegboard (five points per hole) or by making houses. (Fifty points equal a house with "X" and "O" ("O" equals ten points, and each line of "X" equals five points, with both lines equalizing ten points).
 Singles  a match between two people (only two people seated at the table).
 Doubles  partnership matches with four players.
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