Whether you're sipping a pint or not during a game, it's important to keep your tiles face down so only you know the combinations you have. This is important because, based on the set you use to play, there are a finite number of pip combinations. For example, in a standard 28-piece set (also called a 6-6 set, because the six is the highest double tile), there are eight tile ends with four pips on them. A good player can quickly survey the table to see what tiles have already been played, which will give her an idea of what the other players have in their hands. If that player has a four-pip tile and sees that the other seven have already been played, playing the tile with the four-pip end out will guarantee no one else can play off of the tile. This leaves the player with one less tile, while confounding the other players.. Point Domino Game Tips Always be aware of the board count. This is the total of all open ends on the layout. Evaluate the tiles in your hand and how they can change the board count. Use blocking strategies near the end of a point game, when the opportunities for scoring points Control and . How Dominoes Works. In addition to playing the game, people like to stand the pieces on end in patterns or lines, tip them over and see what happens. The record for most dominoes toppled is just under 4.5 million tiles, set in Holland on World Domino Day 2009 by 90 people from 14 countries [source: Cullen ]..