How to Play Dominoes in Red Dead Redemption 2
If you’re not busy exploring the vast desert or chasing down enemies, why not sit down for some good ol’ fashioned board games? Here’s how to play dominoes in Red Dead Redemption 2.
Before you actually start lining up your tiles, you need to find a place where you can play dominoes in Red Dead Redemption 2. Luckily, there are plenty of places that aren’t even hard to find.
How to Play
These dominoes tables are scattered around in many parts of the world in Red Dead Redemption 2 –sometimes even in your main camp. Take note, however, that the game table at your camp may rotate between different board games, such as Five Finger Fillet, and Poker.
Once you do manage to find a place where you can play dominoes in Red Dead Redemption 2, it’ll be marked on your mini-map. You can see the symbol of what looks like a domino displayed on your screen, so they aren’t too hard to find.
Playing dominoes in Red Dead Redemption 2 is actually pretty simple so long as you know the rules. This is a points-based game, so you’ll have to play until you reach a total of 100 points or when you can’t place any more dominoes on the playing field.
Each player starts out with a certain number of dominoes in their hand. The person with the highest double (a domino piece that has the same number of dots on both ends) will start the game by placing that domino on the table.
If, say, nobody drew a double, then the person with the heaviest tile (the dominoes with most dots on it) goes first and places their piece on the table.
With the first piece laid out, players must take turns by placing another domino next to the open end of each piece. The trick here is that you can only match two dominoes together if they share the same dots on the same side, for example:
Any side of the domino is considered an open end, so the game can flow in either side of the board. If you have a double in your hand, you can use them as a connecting piece that lets you or any other player connect dominoes to either of its four sides, so long as they share the same value.
The image above has a double domino piece placed in the middle of the playing field, in which they added a domino below and two more on both sides respectively. You can use your double piece in Red Dead Redemption 2 to create branching paths and create more opportunities to place your other dominoes.
When you don’t have a domino you can place on the playing field, you’ll have to draw from the boneyard (or stack of other dominoes) until you draw a playable piece.
The game ends in Red Dead Redemption 2 when either:
- One player runs out of dominoes, becoming the automatic winner.
- When all players have no more playable pieces.
The latter option has all players tallying their score by adding all of the dots of the pieces in their hand. The player with the most number of points is then considered as the winner in Red Dead Redemption 2.
While many might consider dominoes as a game of luck, there are still a few things you can do to win in Red Dead Redemption 2.
Firstly, you’ll want to play your doubles early in every Red Dead Redemption 2 match since you won’t have many opportunities to use them later on. With your doubles on the table, you can start branching your pieces our early and get more combinations in.
Another tip is to make sure to keep at least one of every numbered domino in your hands just in case things go south. If you’re in a bind, you can use that piece as a trump card and (hopefully) find your way to victory in Red Dead Redemption 2.
How to Make Money Fast
The best way to make some cash through dominoes in Red Dead Redemption 2 is at Saint Denis. This town is the southern city on the map and home to all things gambling. Games are a five-dollar buy-in, meaning you can earn up to 15 dollars if you’re playing with three other people in Red Dead Redemption 2.
That’s pretty much everything you need to know about how to play dominoes in Red Dead Redemption 2. For more tips and tricks on the game, be sure to drop by our extensive wiki.