# How to set up a domino game?

### Choosing the Right Domino Set

Before you can set up a domino game, you need to choose the right domino set. The standard set of dominoes consists of 28 tiles, each with two numbers ranging from 0 to 6. These numbers are represented by dots or pips on the tiles. You can either purchase a set from a game store or online, or you can make your own set using cardboard and markers.

### Clearing a Flat Playing Surface

Once you have your domino set ready, the next step is to clear a flat playing surface for the game. The surface should be smooth and sturdy, such as a table or a clean floor. Make sure there is ample space for the dominoes to be laid out in a line or pattern.

### Shuffling and Dealing the Tiles

After preparing the playing surface, it’s time to shuffle the dominoes and deal them to the players. If you are playing with multiple players, each player should have a designated spot on the playing surface. Shuffle the dominoes facedown and then deal an equal number of tiles to each player, depending on the number of players involved.

### Setting Up the Domino Line

Once the tiles have been dealt, the next step is to set up the domino line. Start by choosing a tile and placing it face up on the playing surface. This tile will act as the starting point for the game. Then, each player in turn will add one of their tiles to the line, matching the numbers on their tile with the numbers on the existing tiles in the line. The tiles should be placed end-to-end, touching each other. The goal is to create a continuous line of dominoes with matching numbers.

### Starting the Game

Finally, it’s time to start the game! The player with the highest double tile (a tile with the same number on both ends) goes first. They place their double tile in the center of the line, and the game proceeds in a clockwise direction. Each player in turn must match one of their tiles to an open end of the line, connecting the numbers on their tile with the numbers on the existing tiles. If a player cannot make a move, they must pass their turn to the next player.