How to Play Jamaican Dominoes

On, we play Jamaican/“draw” style dominoes. There are many variations to the “draw” style. This style is intense and usually has a lot of spectators. Six love (6 to 0) is one style of dominoes we love to play. In this game you must win six rounds. In many cases you have to play this game with a partner to shorten the duration.

Below are the basic steps to play Jamaican dominoes with four players.


  1. There are 28 dominoes, with seven of each suit: 0-0, 0-1, 0-2, 0-3, 0-4, 0-5, 0-6, 1-1, 1-2, 1-3, 1-4, 1-5, 1-6, 2-2, 2-3, 2-4, 2-5, 2-6, 3-3, 3-4, 3-5, 3-6, 4-4, 4-5, 4-6, 5-5, 5-6, 6-6
  2. Each player is issued seven dominoes.
  3. The player with double six “poses” / plays first.
  4. The player to the right (counter clockwise) of the poser/first player plays next.
  5. The next player will play the domino with like value next to the first domino.
  6. If you don't have a domino that corresponds to the ones on the layout, you will pass.
  7. Who wins: The first person to run out of dominoes wins OR if everybody passes (GAME BLOCKED). The winner is the person with the lowest count. Your count is based on the number of dots on the tiles remaining in your hand.
  8. Depending on the “six love” game you are playing here is how you win overall:

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