Dominos Playing Set Popular sizes include the double-nine 55 tiles , double-twelve 91 tiles , double-fifteen tiles , and double-eighteen tiles. There are a few ways to do this; choose whatever method you and your partner can both agree on. Instead of drawing new hands if no player holds a double tile, the player holding the heaviest single begins play. If you're new to domino games, or just need a brush-up on the basics of domino gameplay, check out our Domino Basics - Getting Started With Dominoes page, which will help you learn about the dominoes themselves, as well as the fundamental knowledge and skills that are common to nearly all domino games. Players may choose to take turns shuffling before each game or the same player may shuffle the dominoes before each game. Each player then draws seven dominoes for his hand. In team play, the team with the lowest individual hand wins. Most scoring games use variations of the draw game. Following are the rules for the two most commonly played games in the West - the "standard" or "block" game and the "draw" game. Each player draws seven tiles; the remainder are not used. The game is similar to the card game spades. Take seven dominoes from the bone yard and stand them on the table so that your opponent can't see their faces. Depending on the rules of the game being played, the double played as the lead is the only spinner of the game; or, every double played throughout the game is a spinner. For example, in a double-six set, the "sum" would be six, requiring a blank to be played next to a six, an ace one next to a five, a deuce two next to a four, etc. The line of play is the configuration of played tiles on the table.