Domino Games

The name domino came from a story that African slaves in America were given to an English soldier who was going to teach them to domino a piece of fruit. The soldier would then place a domino in front of the group and tell them to try and turn the domino over so that it would drop down “like a hot potato”. The domino was then given to the slave who then had to attempt to break it. If it was not broken within ten seconds the sound of the snapping sound would alert all of the others that a new domino had fallen.


Domino, also known as blocks, chess pieces, tiles, board, squares, boards, men, women, and cards, are small, flat, solid block used most commonly in playing card games. Dominoes come in different sizes and patterns and have been used for many years as playing pieces. Dominoes are manufactured from hard plastic, bone, wood, or even stone and have been vastly differentiated by the different materials they’re made from. Like playing cards, dominoes are often characterized by identifying marks on one end and are usually blank or resemble tiles with unique patterns on the opposite side.

Domino, unlike most board games where there is only one winner, domino is a game where two or more players play off against each other in an effort to be the first player to remove all of the tiles that are in their own row or column. There are many strategies that can be employed in Domino with the only real restriction being that each player must be able to match the tile up with either the opposite color in their row or column or the tile in the playing area. When a player finishes all of their tiles, that player is considered to have won the game. This often-times brings back childhood memories of playing domino when we were children and many gamers find this challenging and enjoyable.