hist-games: early dominoes

Jon at Gothic Green Oak jon at gothicgreenoak.co.uk
Tue Dec 11 00:35:31 PST 2007


Hi all, 

While we are on the subject of dominoes I came across this recently which I attempted to find out more about but got no answer from the author. If anyone knows more...

"Recently Europe's earliest known domino, from the late 15th century, was found at Einbeck in Germany, while 16th century pieces are known from Oxford, very similar in form to those used today". 

in

'When there is no end to a good game' by  Ian Riddler,   British Archaeology 31 (1998)

the whole article is at

http://www.britarch.ac.uk/ba/ba31/ba31feat.html

all the best

jon
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