How to Play Domino Qui Qui

Domino Qui Qui sometimes referred to as Domino QQ, is an Indonesian form of the card game ‘poker’. Often times this game is said to be related to the Chinese domino game, Pai Gow.

Domino Qui Qui can seem complicated, and even overwhelming at times. However, once you gain an understanding of the game, it becomes rather fun, quite quickly. Let’s take a look at how this interesting form of Indonesian poker is played. You can read even more here: Bandar domino qiu qiu.

What are the Rules of Domino Qui Qui?

To begin, Domino Qui Qui is played with 28 different double-six dominoes. These dominoes are not the traditional dominoes that many of us in the United States are familiar with. Instead, Indonesian dominoes are cards that are used, and eventually thrown away, after signs of wear and tear.

Like most games, gamblers place their bet in the ‘pot’. This amount can vary depending on the location that you are playing. Varying amounts can be lower or higher. After all the bets are received, each player is dealt a total of three dominoes. The player can do one of four options. If there is a not a previous better, the player can then bet. If however, there is a previous better, the player can either call it, raise it, or simply fold their hand.

If during the first round only one person decides to bet, they win, and can take the pot without having to reveal their hand. If however, more than one person has decided to bet; the players that did not fold are dealt an additional fourth card. Once everyone is dealt their fourth card, the second round of betting can start. Typically, as with most games, the second round of betting tends to have higher stakes. Once the second round comes to a conclusion, each player who decided not to fold, most reveal their hand. Of course, the person holding the best cards is the winner, and they get to take the pot.

Lay out of the Game

The cards within Domino Qui Qui are placed into pairs, and then the pips are added together. Once added, only the second digit is taken. For example: a total pip of 19 becomes 9, or a total pip of 23 is simply 3.

The pair of 9’s is the highest pair. This is why the game is called Qui Qui. Although, there are three possible hands that can give a player a hand higher than a pair of 9’s.

 

High

  • High- If on four dominoes, the total pips equal 38 or higher.

Lower

  • Lower- If on four dominoes, the total pips are nine or lower.

Double

  • Double- If you have four dominoes that are doubles.

 

Another hand, that is above ‘non-special’ hands, but still below double 9’s, is a straight. A straight is what you think it will be. If the pips of four dominoes are consecutive, such as 4, 5, 6, 7, then it is a straight.

Another hand, that is considered a special hand, is known as a ‘kid’. This means that you have three doubles, and the fourth is alone.

If a two people end up with doubles, just as in poker in the United States, the individual with the higher doubles, wins. Same goes for if two people have a straight.