Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Do You Like Dominoes? Then You'll Like Us!

Archaelogically found domino tile made
of bone and wood, circa 19th century.
       *Tile games have been found in China as early as 1120 A.D.  Some historical accounts have traced evidence of the existence of the pieces, way back to a soldier-hero named Hung Ming (181-234 A.D.).  Other historians believe that Keung T'ai Kung, in the twelfth century B.C., had created them.  Modern dominoes first appeared in Italy during the 18th century.  But how Chinese dominoes developed into the modern game that is still so popular in the West, is largely unknown.  Even so, it is widely theorized that Italian missionaries in China may have brought the game to Europe.
Archaelogically found domino tile
made of slate, circa 18th-19th century.
        Although the precise details surrounding the invention and origin of "dominoes" have been subject to much conjecture, the game itself has become one of the most popular and versatile gaming implements ever devised by man, and has been played by kings, presidents and commoners. 
       Now you don't have to be part of any particular social strata to take advantage of the great variety of domino sets offered by Loria in Yonkers, New York.  
"Marblized" gold resin composition
dominoes, currently available at Loria.
We have been offering a substantive selection of dominoes for everyone from the casual player to the genuine enthusiast for almost twenty years.  We offer exciting color-combinations in solids, patterns and two-tones - all in the regulation thickness.  
Check us out online on our secure e-commerce website or visit our convenient showroom on Central Park Avenue in Yonkers, New York.

*The research information in the first two paragraphs of this post is from Pagat.com and Wikipedia.com.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Loria: Your Best Source for the Best Playing Cards!

Chinese printed playing card,
dated c. 1400 A.D.
       Most historical accounts attribute the invention of playing-cards to the Chinese, under the Tang Dynasty,  around 900 A.D.  The game's popularity became widespread throughout the ensuing centuries in China and made its way to Europe by way of Egypt - most likely through the trade-routes that were established between the Far East, the Middle East and the West.
       In the eleven centuries that have passed since the royal courts of Chang'an (present-day Xi'an), playing cards have been used for just about all recreational occasions the world over, in which dozens (if not hundreds) of games have been invented using the same 52-card deck. Moreover, the popularity of playing-cards has never really waned since their creation.  

       For almost twenty years, Loria has been the "go to" place for plastic-coated playing cards.  Why is that important to know?  Because if you are serious about your card games, or you are only interested in the the finest quality playing cards at competitive prices, look no further.  We don't carry anything less than the "card player's card".  Our playing cards are 100% plastic-coated, available in poker-size and bridge size, with both regular-size  indexes and jumbo-size indexes available in either card-size.
       Our brands include DaVinci (in various editions) and Marion Pro.  So if you want the best playing card the next time that you're holding a "royal flush", look no further than Loria - either online or at our showroom on Central Avenue in Yonkers, New York.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Commercial Grade Game Tables Always "On the Level" Here at Loria!

IBC "Oakwood"

Great American "Monarch"
Great American "Power Hockey"

Great American "Pro Series" foosball
          Although our history of pool-table sales over the years (as well as sales of other types of game tables) have been predominantly for home use, we have always (and continue to) offer the best line of commercial-grade game tables that we can possibly offer.  
The IBC "Starlite" with 
custom "diamond-plate" laminate
          But commercial-grade tables are not only appropriate for "commercial", coin-operated use (i.e. bars, pool-halls, etc.), but also for any venue requiring game-tables that can withstand "heavy traffic" and only necessitate basic maintenance.  
Garlando "Olympic" outdoor foosball
Some examples of those "venues" that may call for commercial-grade quality game tables (other than bars and pool-halls) are colleges, hotels, community recreation centers, veterans hospitals and assisted living homes.  

          That's why our lines of commercial-grade game-tables are among the best that the industry can offer.