Does anyone want to play a game of dominoes? If so, I’ll bring the dominoes game gets that we can play that has the best and highest quality. Or, if you want to have your own set, I can recommend the Double Six Jumbo Dominoes Set of 28 Black Case/Ivory Tiles by Dominoes.
I found this product on Amazon and you have the option of buying it in bulk: 1-pack, 2-pack, and 3-pack. It received a rating of 4.8 stars out of 5 from 174 customers who purchased this item, which means to say that I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who is a fan of playing dominoes.
According to Wikipedia, the oldest confirmed written mention of dominoes in China comes from the Former Events in Wulin (the capital Hangzhou) written by the Yuan Dynasty (1271–1368) author Zhou Mi (1232–1298), who listed “pupai” (gambling plaques or dominoes) as well as dice as items sold by peddlers during the reign of Emperor Xiaozong of Song (1162–1189). Andrew Lo asserts that Zhou Mi meant dominoes when referring to pupai, since the Ming author Lu Rong (1436–1494) explicitly defined pupai as dominoes (in regards to a story of a suitor who won a maiden’s hand by drawing out four winning pupai from a set).
The early 18th century witnessed dominoes making their way to Europe, making their first appearance in Italy. The game changed somewhat in the translation from Chinese to the European culture. European domino sets contain neither class distinctions nor the duplicates that went with them. Instead, European sets contain seven additional dominoes, with six of these representing the values that result from throwing a single die with the other half of the tile left blank, and the seventh domino representing the blank-blank (0–0) combination.
About this dominoes set
Here are the descriptions of this dominoes set:
- Double six set of 28 With Black case
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5 x 1 inches
- Item weight: 1.6 lbs
- Shipping weight: 1.6 lbs
- Amazon Standard Identification Number (ASIN): B009MV31QS
In addition, each domino is 6/16 thick and measures 1″ wide by 2″ long. They arrive in a box holding 2 layers of 14, and each of the dominoes have engraved dots.
The reviews from customers who purchased this item were mostly favorable. One customer stated, “Nice, solid tiles. Easy to read and play. Some excess paint on tiles.” This customer has also explained his experience with this product in the form of: “The good: Nice, solid tiles. Good weight to them, easy to play. Pips (dots) are neatly painted and easy to read; the bad: some excess paint on outside of tiles; the lowdown: good set to own and play. Excess paint on outside can easily turn some of these into marked tiles to the keen-eyed player.”
Another reviewer stated, “Great domino set without spinners.” This same customer has owned this set for several months, and was very satisfied with it. He/she went on to say that, “the pieces are very solid and large enough to be easy to use. The box is made of cardboard with an extra layer that makes it feel somehow “leathery”, and better than I expected for this price. Overall, a great quality domino that we have enjoyed playing for several months, and that I fully recommend!” Note: the spinner is the small metal ball in the center between the top and bottom number.
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This is a very thorough and useful review. I’ve been looking to buy a dominoes set for my niece for a while and I think I’ve made my choice now. It will be fun to teach her play.
Just a quick question that came to mind as I was writing. Are these dominoes kids safe? You said something about the paint and I wonder if the kinds start biting and chewing on them or something they may get a poisoning of some sort?
Hi Alex. Thanks for commenting on my site, and I feel that this set would be a fun way to teach your niece how to play the game of dominoes. I have contacted the Amazon community and I’m still awaiting if the paint on these dominoes is safe or not. I’ll get in contact with you to make a confirmation as soon as I can. By the way, the recommended age for this dominoes set is 12 and up.
Alright Alex. The response that I got from the Amazon community is that the paint is harmless. However, I would still recommend adult supervision from the chewing or biting to prevent the lifespan of this dominoes set from going short so it can have a longer playing value. I hope this helps.
I am glad I found your post about the domino set, her in Norway we are not so accustomed to playing the domino’s, I vaguely remember from my childhood that the grown up’s were playing it, But I myself have never played it, maybe I should buy myself a domino set and try it out, Thank you for your enlightenment on the subject. Keep up the good work 🙂
Hi Roy and thanks for commenting. I do hope that if you do decide to get this that you enjoy playing it. I would also like to hear your experience with playing dominoes as well, if you like. If you have any questions, go ahead and add them to the comments section, and I’ll do my best to accomodate. I hope to hear from you soon.