# Concentration

## Introduction

This is an adaptation for dominoes of the card game Pelmanism, also known as Concentration or Memory. It is also the basis for a popular American television quiz show in which a display with pairs of prizes is used.

## Equipment

The game uses a double six domino set. The game is usually played by two players, but any number can play.

## The Deal

Players get no hands. Instead all the tiles are dealt face down into a grid layout of 4 by 7 tiles.

## The Play

In his turn, each player exposes any two tiles in the grid.

• If this pair totals to 12, he removes them from the grid and takes another turn, continuing to expose pairs of tiles and take them until he fails to get a total of 12.
• If the pair of exposed tiles does not total to 12, he turns them face down again and the next player takes his turn.

The hand is over when the grid is empty.

## Scoring

The winner of the game is first one to reach a total of 50 captured tiles (25 pairs), or another predetermined total.