I bought the dominoes to play with my husband.
And I wonted something special.
Those wonderful antique domino set from 1860-70. In their original box.
I looked for the history on dominoes on internet and found some interesting facts.
(those photo and some information from websites:
Tile games have been found in China as early as 1120 CE.
it’s speculated that Italian missionaries who traveled to China probably saw a similar type of game and brought it back to Italy.
Once in Italy, it mixed with local elements and the combination gave us what we know as dominoes today.
The game moved from Italy to France in the early 18th Century and became a fad. By the late 18th century, France was also producing domino puzzles.
The game arrived in Britain in the late 18th Century from France (possibly via French prisoners of war) and quickly seems to have become popular in inns and taverns at the time.
The word “Domino” is French for a black and white hood worn by Christian priests in winter which is probably where the name of the game derives from.
Domino games are played all over the world, but they are most popular in Latin America.