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My Review of Cardinal Double Fifteen Dominoes in the Collector's Tin
Product No. 9515C
Cardinal Industries, Inc. Has enjoyed 50 years of manufacturing dominoes. I believe this shows in the quality of their product. We have found this game is both fun and educational. Not only can your child have fun with pattern and color recognition, but they can count the dots too. We enjoy being able to play so many different games. Our favorite is the Mexican Train. The dominoes are durable and have not chipped. They are made with a white, semi-heavy, plastic. The brightly colored dots have not faded after about 8 years of use. The bright colors make matching and playing easy for little ones and people with sight problems. This is a definite advantage over the more traditional black and white sets. The dominoes store easily inside the manufacturer tin. Once you have played with friends or family, it's nice to see they have bought their own set when you visit.
A smashing set of well made dominoes
Up to double fifteen brightly colored dominoes
(136 dominoes about 2 inches long and 1 inch wide)
Nice Collector's tin for storage
Plastic domino alignment piece
Ages 7 and up
Playing dominoes is not what most people think. Domino sets vary in size and complexity, according to the number of dots. There are many games and variations with many skill levels. This Double Fifteen set has 136 dominoes. Each domino has from 1 to 15 brightly colored dots on each half. Wait, there is one with no dots called a blank. This unique domino set, includes instructions for 20 different games. With 136 domino tiles, up to 10 people can play.
The 20 different domino game variations included are: Mexican Train, Super Dominoes, Traffic Solitaire, Poker, Sebastopol, Four-Hand Texas, The Big Clock Solitaire, Double Takes, Good Neighbors Solitaire, Draw, Muggins, Block, High Fives, Bergen, Squeeze Solitaire, Bingo, Matador, Tiddle-a-Wink and That's It! In most of the games, players try to prevent others from game play. Players also try to make the end dominoes so that, when added together, equal a given number or multiple of that number. Players may try to play so that the dominoes at the ends will show dots of equal value. The player who plays their last domino, before other opponents, wins the game.
Cardinal Industries, Inc.
21-01 51st Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
Not for children under 3 years old - choking hazard.
Dominoes are small tiles carved traditionally from ivory or bone with small, round dots of inset ebony. Hence, the nickname "bones" and the pile "boneyard". The name for these tiles might be derived from the black and white colors. "Domino" is French for a Christian priest's winter covering, which was black on the outside and white on the inside.
The oldest domino sets date from about 1120 A.D. Dominoes are probably a Chinese invention, but American eskimoes also played a game using tiles that are like Dominoes. They seem to have evolved from block dice. Dice were introduced to China from India. Each domino used to represented 1 of 21 results of throwing two dice. One half of the tile was set with the dots from one die and the other half contains the dots from the other die.
Chinese dominoes tend to be longer than typical European dominoes. Eventually, Chinese dominoes evolved into the tile set used to play Mah Jong too.
Object of the Game: To be the first player to be rid of all of their dominoes.
Playing a simple Game: Place the dominoes on the table, face down. All dominoes should then be mixed up. Each player draws seven (7) dominoes and places them so that only they can see them. The leftover dominoes on the table are called the "bonepile". The player with the highest double plays first by laying that domino on the table, face up. In order to play, the next player must have a domino with a matching number of dots. That domino should be placed on the table, in line, end to end, with the matching previously placed domino(es). Players may play at either end of the domino line. If a player is unable to play because they dont have a match, they must draw from the "bonepile" until they draw a domino that can be played. If that player fails to pull a playable domino, they must pass and their opponent(s) play(s) until they are able to make a match with one of their dominoes.
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Amount Paid (US$): 19.99
Type of Toy: Game
Age Range of Child: Whole Family