Dominoes – A Family of Tile-Based Games


Dominoes are a family of tile-based games. Each domino is a rectangular tile with two square ends marked with a number of spots. The goal is to place as many dominoes in a row as possible. The player whose row has more dominos than any other has won the game.

Chinese dominoes

Chinese dominoes are used in a variety of tile-based games. These include pai gow, tiu u, and kap tai shap. They are also called gwt pái or “bone tiles” in Cantonese.

Chinese dominoes are still played throughout Asia today. The origin of the game is not completely clear. It may have been invented around the 1120s AD, or even earlier. It is believed that the game was first played during the reign of King Kao-Tsung.

Mexican train dominoes

Mexican Train is a domino game in which the objective is to place all the tiles on trains and chains. The game is easy to learn and is fun to play. You can play the game with just a few people at a time. It is a popular choice for parties and gatherings.

To play Mexican Train Dominoes, you’ll need two types of markers: a set of plastic trains and coins. The coins represent each player’s train, and will usually be a 20 pence or nickel. The remaining dominoes are called the “boneyard,” and they are placed in the middle.

Western dominoes

The Western dominoes are a type of game that has originated in the eighteenth century in France and Italy. The game was later introduced to England by French prisoners of war. The dominoes are played by placing them edge-to-edge against each other. In order to win the game, the adjacent faces of all dominoes must match.

Western dominoes are different than those of Chinese domino games. They are two times longer than they are wide, and are divided into four suits. Each suit has a number of spots on it, ranging from 0 (no spot) to eighteen (possibly depending on the size of the set).