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.

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