The oldest known dominoes date from 2200 years ago in China. In China, dice developed into dominoes. Each domino shows two throws of the dice. Chinese domino sets have 21 tiles. The Chinese domino tiles have names such as Heaven (Tiān or Tin, 6-6), Plum Flower (Méi or Mooi, 5-5), Man (Rén or Yan, 4-4), Long (Cháng or Cheung, 3-3), Board (Bǎn or Ban, 2-2) and Earth (Dì or Dei, 1-1). Dominoes arrived in Europe in the eighteenth century. Blanks were added to European sets to make the total number of tiles 28.
The tiles are also known as bones, cards, tiles, tickets, stones, or spinners. The reserve of dominoes is often called the boneyard. The highest tile is double six, and the lowest tile is double blank. Read more
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Divination Using Dominoes
Divination using dominoes is an ancient method similar to dice divination. Serena Powers reveals how to use thems.