This Color Dot Double Nine Dominoes Set has standard size professional dominoes perfectly set in a handy snap vinyl window case. You get 55 uria stone engraved tiles with bright easy to see dots, and the numbers on the tile range from 0 (or blank) to 9. In a double-nine set, there are ten suits (blank, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9), each with ten members. A double-nine is the "heaviest" domino, and a double-blank is the "lightest" domino value. Each domino measures 1 7/8 x 7/8 x 1/4" thick.
This set allows you to play some of the more complicated or complex domino games. It also can be used to add variety to the simpler games, or to allow more people to play.
History tidbits: Dominoes are believed to have originated in China in the 12th century, though Egyptian or Arabian origins are also theorized. Dominoes appeared in Italy in the early 18th century, and spread to the rest of Europe throughout the remainder of the 1700's, becoming one of the most popular games in both family parlors and pubs alike. The word "domino" appears to have been derived from the traditional appearance of the the tiles - black dots on a white background - which is reminiscent of a "domino" (a kind of hood) worn by Christian priests. Today, dominoes are played all over the world. It is particularly popular in Latin America, where dominoes is considered the national game of many Caribbean countries. There are domino tournaments held annually in many countries, and there are numerous local domino clubs in many cities around the globe.