Ready, Set, Domino!

By: Brandis Taylor


The game…

Anyone who is from the islands or contains island blood has a higher chance of knowing how to play the game of dominos. "The game" as well like to call it, can be played by two or more persons and consists of 28 tiles and can only begin with the placement of the highest number AKA the double six. In a four-person game, each player starts off with 7 tiles. Dominos traditional connection between each of the Caribbean island.

Originated in 12th century China, dominoes were originally used as basic playing cards. The modern day game we know and righteously assumed to be indigenous to the Islands actually also has roots branching out from Italy to Egypt making it difficult to determine how it got to the Caribbean.