Domino Star Games

Some domino connecting games use a layout in which arms can be built out in many directions from the initial tile. Games of the Train family, in which each player has their own arm of tiles, form a star layout if each player's train begins from the same common initial tile. There are also a few games in which all the arms are common property.

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GamePlayersEquipmentGame type
Cyprus 4–10  [9:9] [12:12] equal end matching shedding
Engine 191 2–4  [6:6] [9:9] equal end matching shedding
Honest John 3–8  [9:9] [12:12] equal end matching train family shedding
Mexican Train 2, 3, 4–8, 9, 10  [9:9] [12:12] equal end matching train family shedding
Number 9 Train 2–5, 6  [9:9] equal end matching train family shedding
Super Dominoes 2–8  [15:15] 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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