From the publisher’s press release (the game is scheduled to be introduced at The American International Toy Fair in New York City, February 17-23, 2005, and should be in stores by June 2005.
Youve never played Dominoes like this before … its strategic, challenging and suspenseful, while at the same time, classic in its simplicity. Play dominoes on their corresponding spaces on the game board. As you complete squares, you conquer territories and claim them as your own. Dominate the game board and you win! For ages 8 and up.
From a review in “Games Quarterly”, Winter 2005:
The Domination board is a seven-by-seven grid of squares with sets of numbers that resemble half a domino at each corner. Each player starts with seven dominoes. When it’s your turn, you lay down a domino along one edge of a square so that the numbers on both corners match your domino. Then you draw another domino.
If your play closes off the fourth side of a square, you put a poker chip in the center of that square to claim it. You keep playing until all the dominoes are used, which fills up the entire board. At that point, the player with the most chips on the board wins the game.