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I am a vb beginner trying to program the game of dominoes.  i cant even get the shuffle to work.

The basic rules are eady to understand but the actual programming includes shuffling 28 dominoes on a seperate form(boneyard) and then player and comp choosing 7 dominoes each in turn of the facedown dominoes, dropping and dragging into their domino area, they can see their own dominoes but not their opponents.  Then the person with the highest double(domino with same number on both sides) sets the domino in a playing area, if no player has a double then the dominoes are replaced and redrawn). The other player then sets a domino which has an end which matches this first domino and the game goes on with the trail of dominoes growing on each end.

when a player does not have a bone in their hand that they can set, they must go to the boneyard and collect one of the spare bones.  The game ends when there are no more bones in the boneyard or a player has got rid of all their bones(gone "domino")

The player who has gone "domino" scores the total number of dots remaining on their opponents hand.  Or if no player has gone domino, the player who has least dots in their hand wins and scores the difference between the players' scores.

players continue playing until one player has more points that the pre agreed winning total (normally 100).

There should be 2 main forms, one for the stock of shuffled dominoes(boneyard) and one for the players' hands and the playing/setting area.

The dominoes consist of variations of 0 to 6 all the way from [0|0] to [6|6] with the doubles being set vertically. i.e. [2,2]  [3,3] etc and the others e.g. [5,6] [3,4] horizontally when being set.

The extra options/preferences such as sound bytes, creating new players, difficulty level, help file etc i may be able to tackle later on if i have time but i am open to assistance there aswell.  I am in desperate need of help (deadline is 21st June) so if anyone can help i would be VERY grateful.  Thanks.
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