Domino Solitaire – DomiSol

A free puzzle game; requires logic, attention, and patience

Quick links: Download, How to play, FAQ

Domino Solitaire (Domisol) main window, classic domino view Want to switch your attention and refresh your brain? Or, perhaps, you would like to exercise your thinking, memory and attention? If so, DomiSol may be just the thing for you!

Domino Solitaire is a puzzle where 28 dominoes are placed to form a rectangle but you don’t see their bounds. Your goal is to find these bounds: group the pairs of domino halves to restore the whole domino set. It may sound easy, but Domino Solitaire is a logic game that can keep you amused — or even frustrated — for a long time before you develop your strategy to solve this puzzle.

Features

  • Thinking, logic, memory and attention exercise.
  • A choice of 4 different designs and any background colour to your taste.
  • Savepoints for saving and loading your game later, so you can stop and start again at any time.
  • No installation required. Just download and play.
  • Portable application, can be run directly from a USB stick or emailed to a friend.

Download

Supported platforms: Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista 32 bit & 64 bit, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 32 bit & 64 bit, Windows 8 32 bit & 64 bit. Portable application, no installation required.

License: freeware.

Latest version: 1.5, released 29 July 2009

Download free Domino Solitaire 1.5 (EXE), size 231 KB

Download free Domino Solitaire 1.5 (ZIP), size 198 KB

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How to play

28 dominoes are placed to form a rectangle, but their bounds are not shown to the player. Your goal is to find these bounds and restore the whole domino set.

Consecutively click on any two adjacent domino halves to group them into a domino piece. The pieces can be horizontal or vertical. For your convenience, each grouped piece will be marked in the list on the left. The game time is unlimited.

Game Menu

New game shows a new layout. The previous game disappears.

Save game saves the current layout with all the pieces you have selected into a *.dat file.

Load game loads a game from a saved layout.

Create savepoint remembers the current layout with all the pieces you have selected until the program is closed. You can return to any savepoint layout later in the game. It is useful to make a savepoint at a moment when you are sure that all the selected pieces are correct, but you are not sure whether you are about to make a correct selection. Each savepoint shows its sequence number and the time it was made at.

Return to a savepoint contains a list of savepoints that you made during the game. You can choose any of them to return to a corresponding layout.

Solve the game shows you one of the possible solutions for the game. Try to solve the game yourself before choosing this menu item, as you will not be able to play exactly the same layout again.

View Menu

Domino Solitaire (Domisol) main window, shapes layout view Contains 4 different designs of the domino pieces: Classic, Colours, Numbers and Shapes.

Use the Background colour menu item to change the colour of the game field. While you can choose any colour, it is better to choose a colour where the domino pieces and their bounds are easy to see, to ensure your eye comfort. You can change the design and the background colour at any time during the game.

The standard boring disclaimer

This product is distributed “as is”. No warranty of any kind is expressed or implied. You use this software at your own risk. Neither the author nor agents of the author will be liable for data loss, damages, loss of profits or any other kind of loss incurred directly or indirectly while using or misusing this software.

Frequently Asked Questions

I spent a few hours trying to solve the game and still have not succeeded. Are you sure that DomiSol can always be solved?

Yes, each DomiSol layout has at least one solution. To convince yourself of that, you can click Solve the game in the Game menu and it will show you one of the possible solutions. However, you may prefer trying to solve the game yourself, as DomiSol will not offer you exactly the same layout again.

Also, it is better not to try to solve the puzzle by selecting the the pieces randomly; otherwise you can lose your patience before you finish the game. There are a few logical strategies in finding the layout. Try to discover them.

Why can’t I choose to play the same layout again?

The Domino Solitaire is a logic game, but it is also a patience/solitaire game. It means it has a little bit of chance, luck and magic element in it. Just like in our life: nothing comes twice in exactly the same way. :-)

However, if the layout at the very start of the game, you can load and play it again as many times as you wish.

I want to publish a note about DomiSol in a magazine/ include it in a cover CD/ write an article on a web-site/ etc. Do I need to ask for your permission to do so?

You may give the Domino Solitaire to your friends, burn it onto CD-ROMs or other media, include it in cover CDs, publish notes in magazines and upload it to software archives without asking author’s permission. Any web links to this page are appreciated.

As long as you do not modify the program or use it for any malicious purposes, the Domino Solitaire (DomiSol) has no limits on its usage and distribution. Your efforts to make the game popular and any links to annystudio.com website are greatly appreciated.

What is the relation between Anry Domino Patience and the Domino Solitaire (DomiSol) games? They look similar.

These are different names of the same game created by the same person. The older version of the game were called Anry Domino Patience, and later the name has been changed to Domino Solitaire – DomiSol.

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