Description from the Publisher
The player holding the double-six places the first domino. Play proceeds to the left (clockwise). Each player adds a domino to an open end of the layout, if he can. The four edges of the double-six must be filled before any other tiles may be layed down. This initial five-tile formation is called a "star". After creation of the star, play proceeds in the standard way, with dominoes added to the open ends.