Welcome to my domino game! Enter a list of comma separated usernames below then click the "Create Game" button. A new domino game will be started for you. Example input: "Parker,Adam,George"
There are many different variations on the rules. These are the rules that this game uses.
It is recommended to start a video conference separately.
Only an admin can perform these actions. Append "&admin" to the end of the play.html URL, and reload the page. You are now an admin, and the page should contain more buttons. As an admin, you have the following powers:
First try to reload the webpage. All the important gamestate should already be saved and it should come back on a reload. If that doesn't work, maybe one of the admin features could be used to remedy the issue. If that doesn't work, maybe just score the current state of the round, and start a brand new game. Please email any bug reports to robertmparker [at] gmail.com
Absolutely, the entire gamestate is sent to all users. So if you break out a debugger, then you can look at other users' hands and the boneyard. But don't do that. Everyone is on the honor system.
No, state is saved to the cloud after any significant action.
Not really. I wrote this specifically to play against friends. Other apps(which don't support multiplayer!) exist that support playing against an AI. You should try one of those.
I wanted to give the user the ability to make mistakes. Because I think that is an essential part of the gameplay. For instance a user can forget to put their train up, or they can pass on their turn when they could have played a domino. I wanted users to actually play, and not just click buttons on auto-pilot.
No, you should call out to your friends that you won. Then the admin can score the round, and reset the game. Remember to call out when you have one domino left!
The game prevents you from drawing more than one domino per play. If you need to draw an extra, the admin can use the "pass" button to skip around to you again, then you can draw an extra domino. Then if needed the admin to use the "pass" button to advance to the correct next player
I have tested it on my android phone, and someone has played it on an ipad. So it should work. But it's not like I am doing much testing for platform compatibility. Or really any automated testing for that matter.
Here is a screenshot. And here is a video of the animation when someone wins.
I bought the domino graphics online for $2, which is a fantastic deal. It would have taken me hours to create something that wouldn't have looked half as good. It was designed by Jen Hart Design. I have a license to use this art for personal/commercial use, but please don't just scrape it from this site.
Not yet, but I'm working on that. I've never really written any open source code before, so I don't really have an existing reputation. And I would be horrified if people judged my professional abilities based on just this project.