Dominoes of China

Derived from a dice game, dominoes were played in China around the 12th Century. Apparently the game of Dominoes that we are now familiar with was invented separately in the 18th Century Italy.

      1150, 18th Century
      China, Italy

Additional Information:

  • Chinese dominoes – Wikipedia
    Chinese dominoes are used in several tile-based games, namely, Tien Gow, Pai Gow, Tiu U and Kap Tai Shap. In Cantonese they are called “Gwat Pai” (骨牌), which literally means “bone tiles”; it is also the name of a northern Chinese game, where the rules are quite different from the southern Chinese version of Tien Gow.
  • The Invention of Dominoes in China | Synonym
    Dominoes are simple enough to describe. They are two-sided tiles with numbers — represented by dots — on each side. Although they appear deceptively simple, domino tiles can form the basis for some incredibly complex games.
  • The History of Dominoes –
    Dominoes, like playing cards and dice, are something of a generic gaming device. They are simple building blocks that can be assembled in innumerable ways to create a large variety of games, ranging from the simple to the complex, from games in which the gameplay is almost mechanical, to games that require great skill and strategy.
  • Chinese Dominoes –
    Chinese Dominoes are used in several tile-based games, namely, Tien Gow, Pai Gow, Gwat Pai, Che Deng, Tiu U, and Kap Tai Shap. References to Chinese domino tiles can be traced to writings from the Song Dynasty (AD 1120). Chinese dominoes should not be confused with mahjong tiles, which use a different tileset.
  • Ancient Chinese Dominoes by seb faulder on Prezi
    Ancient Chinese domines are a matching game that involves tiles with a different number of dots(pips) on each half of the tile. 32 tile appear in a set.

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