hist-games: Very Early Domino -- any ideas?
Jane & Mark Waks
waks at comcast.net
Mon Dec 10 17:03:18 PST 2007
jcelko212 at earthlink.net wrote:
> Take a look at this image and the details:
> The literature about dominoes indicates that it is an Asian game and did
> not arrive in Europe until the 1800s. If this find was in the northern
> reaches of the UK, then one might speculate about Viking involvement
> since Scandinavians did have earlier contact with Asians. However, there
> is no record of a domino type game among Viking populations.
Well, I don't see any reason to bring the Vikings into it -- the
subtitle says that it's "Georgian", so it's a relatively recent item.
Might predate the 1800s, but not by all that much, so I don't see
anything all that terribly strange about it. It just implies that the
literature might be off by a few decades, and this is a particularly
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