ORGANIZING YOUR HAND
Place your TRAIN marker piece next to your best train sitting in your tray so
that you are immediately aware of which tiles to play on your personal train.
Place your EXTRA TILES away from all your trains in your tray. For
example if you just have one good line of dominoes that go with each other
and you end up with three or so that don’t match up with any train of
domino tiles then put them on another area on your tray OR if you happen
to have an extra tray place them there.New Domino Terms
- The domino that you have obtained either from the Bone Yard (or bone pile) or by another player who happened to play your train,
and that domino connects to your train in your tray that leads to a win. (The
only thing that would spoil the win is another player playing a DOUBLE and
cannot satisfy (cover) the double.
This is also used when you pick the EXACT tile you need when you need it!
Monkey Wrench- Double tile played that cannot be covered (satisfied)
and players are searching for a tile with the matching number (This process
many times ruins plans of the players thus that DOUBLE domino tile has
become a problem, A Monkey Wrench).
BINGO Tile - This actually is the Double Blank or Double Zero domino tile.
This tile (Bingo) is played in BINGO (Domino game). BINGO is NOT the
lottery version. This is strictly a domino game.
ADJUST- Say “Adjust” when you are fixing the placement of a tile (either on
your own train or Mexican Train) while it is not your turn to let the other
players know that you are NOT taking a turn but rather fixing (Adjusting).
This term is from CHESS .
Misc for Dots
Grapes - Nine. Double Nine are double grapes! Most dotted domino sets
have the nine in purple thus the pattern on the tile look almost like a grape.
Scrambled eggs - Yellow colored dotted six. Think of egg yokes when you
see all those yellow dots on the tile.
Picture Frame - Green dots around in a square pattern is the number
eight. In the game of bingo (The lottery game), there is a game called
“Picture Frame” and players will take their daubers and mark out the called
numbers on all edges of the bingo card, which tends to look like a frame.
H Number Seven (7) on a dotted domino tile. Notice how the pattern
looks like the letter H.
Orange Slices - Number ten (10) on a dotted domino tile.