domino set

Wooden domino set consisting of fifty five dominoes stained black with white dots; an instruction leaflet; a wooden box; and a wooden slide lid with 'DOMINO' written on it in black lettering.

Traditionally carved from bone or ivory, dominoes are now usually made of cheaper material such as plastic. The oldest known set was discovered in Tutenkamun's tomb (Tutenkamun lived around 1350BC). A Chinese set dates from 1120AD.
Dominoes probably first arrived in Europe in the 14th Century from China. Standard western sets currently have 28 tiles.

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