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Streets and Avenues

Created by Stephen Kokoska & Kenneth Kokoska (xteven@comcast.net)

Players: 2-4 (or more?)

Dominoes: Double 9 or 12

Goal: Create "blocks" by enclosing areas on all sides with dominoes

Starting: Each player takes 7 dominoes. Randomly select the first player.

Play:

DIAGRAMS


Diagram 1:

Avenue is vertical,
streets are horizontal.
Notice there is
one completed block.

 
5
3
 
 
 
32
 
3
6
2
0
 
60
 
6
2
 
 
 

Diagram 2:

Note that tile 6-0 is not played correctly; 6-0 only borders one avenue tile. The avenue ending with 3-6 needs to be extended one more tile before a street can be formed. 1-2 is placed correctly; new avenues need only border one street. A tile can be placed connecting 5 and 1 at the top of the diagram; that tile would border two avenue tiles.

 
5
3
 
1
2
 
32
 
3
6
 
 
60
 
 
 

Diagram 3

Diagram 4

Diagram 5

Diagram 6 In the diagram to the left, the black domino is correctly placed. It is connected to 2 avenue dominoes (north/south). It also completes an irregularly shaped block. The blue domino cannot be played; it is only connected to one avenue domino. Notice that the center avenue contains seven dominoes. It cannot be extended further north or south, however, a domino may be played in the middle.


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Last updated 30th October 2003