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Muggins

Each player draws seven pieces. The highest double leads.

The object is to make all ends total five or a multiple of five and each player succeeding in doing this scores the number of points the "spots" total. For example, 5, 10, 15, etc.

Play can be made from both sides of the first double and both ends of the first double, giving four different points upon which to build.

When a player cannot lay down a domino which will match the same "spot" of those already showing on any one of the ends, he must draw from the surplus pieces until he secures one that will play. It is permissible to draw even though the player holds a piece which would play.

When a player fails to claim a score, any opponent can call "muggins" and add the count to his own score.

A player laying down his last piece calls "domino." All other players count the "spots" on the pieces remaining in their hands and the total score of all hands is given to that player.

If the game is blocked, then each player counts his "spots" and the player holding the lowest number is given the difference between his total and that of each opponent. Then the next lowest is given a score equal to the difference between his total "spots" and that of each of his higher opponents, etc.

100 points is the game.


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