There are tons of different domino games this is link that describes the basic game, however it contains many other variations as well. There is also a link with a video showing the basic game.
http://www.domino-games.com/domino-rule ... asics.html
I definetly recommend making them in color if you can and then pasting them to another sheet of paper (to make them thicker) and then laminating them.
I made my first sets black and white and they just aren't as nice.
You also need to consider the level of your students. At my school I have students who can read well and others who struggle with he alphabet in the same class.
As a result at lot of my students complained that it was boring because either they couldn't read the text or they had to help the other student.
So I make all mine with images only now. There is not a option for this on the maker, so I print out extra sets and cut and paste. Be forwarned, it is very time consuming.
Also you might want to decide how easy difficult you want the game to be.
I hadn't played since I was a kid so I made a mistake when I made some of my sets.
Basically what I did was use 6 images and then I matched all the images together. So if I used the following verbs (cut, read, write, study, draw, color) I would have a cut/read, cut/write, cut/study, cut/draw, cut/color, cut/cut, and cut/blank. read/cut, read/write, .......and so on.
This doesn't really work because there are way to many of each image. As a result students can almost always play a domino and don't have to draw from the stack. Also the player who goes first almost always wins.
To to try and fix this flaw I am going to seperate the cards before hand into different sets, making sure that they have less of some images than others.
If you are going to make different/multible sets you might want to mark them on the back with a crayon so you easily sort them after games.
Near the end of class I noticed one group had started to play s ome Korean game with them. I didn't have to to learn the game but I'll ask them this week.
Good luck and welcome to the forums. There are a lot of resourceful helpful teachers out there.
AND Mark and MES-English ROCK!!!!!!!!!!