Single Arm Domino Games

There are a few domino connecting games in which the tiles are played in a single arm extending in one direction from the initial tile. So the layout is a single connected chain of tiles with just one open and where tiles can be added.

Here is a list of traditional and invented single arm domino games on

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GamePlayersEquipmentGame type
Castle Rock 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  [6:6] fishing equal end matching
Ce Deng 斜钉 4  [C32] equal end matching shedding
Jie Long 接龙 - dominoes 2–4  [C32] equal end matching shedding
One Arm Joe 5–9  [6:6] equal end matching shedding
Sedma Dominoes 4  [6:6] equal end matching pattern scoring
Tiddly-Wink American 5–8  [6:6] equal end matching shedding

Notes on the index

Invented games, mostly submitted by readers of, are listed in italics.

The preferred number of players is shown in bold. Other numbers with which it is possible to play are shown in grey.
Western domino sets are indicated by the highest number of pips on a tile end - for example [6:6] is a standard double 6 set of 28 tiles, [12:12] is a set of 91 tiles with up to 12 pips on each end.
Game Type
Indicates the game's matching rule (for example 'equal ends) and objective (for example 'shedding' if the aim is to be the first to get rid of all one's tiles) and other families to which the game belongs.
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