The Symbolism of Dominoes



There are several different theories about the origin of the domino game. One of them claims that it was invented in the 12th century by the hero soldier Hung Ming. Another says that the game was created by the Chinese nobleman Keung T’ai Kung. Other theories put it in the hands of Kao Tsung, who spread the game all over the world.

The domino game was first introduced to Europe in the early eighteenth century, and it spread to the United States and England in the late 1700s. Later, it became an international craze and spread around the world. The name domino is first recorded in the Dictionnaire de Trevoux (published in 1771). The word domino had earlier meanings in France. In fact, it originally referred to a kind of crude woodcut on paper that was popular among French peasants.


The rules of domino are simple and straightforward. In general, the aim of the game is to create enclosed spaces called ‘cells’ with at least one pips on each tile. A player scores one point for every cell created. Here are some tips for creating cells: a blank tile can act as a wild card to help you create cells.

The game can be played by two to six players. The player who has the highest score at the end of the game wins. There are many variations of the game, but the basic concept is the same. Players are dealt seven tiles and score a point for each tile that matches their own. Players may also block each other’s play with a single tile.


The game of domino has different variants in different parts of the world. It was originally played using dominos that represented the 21 results of throwing two six-sided dice. Later, Chinese sets began to use duplicate throws, and dominoes became longer than their European counterparts. While the traditional Sino-European version is considered the most basic, other versions of the game are also played.

The block game requires two players. In this variant, each player draws seven tiles from the double-six set. They then alternately extend the line of play until only one player has seven tiles left. Eventually, the game is over when the last tile is played. The winner is the player with fewer pip spots in his hand.


The symbolism of dominoes can be found in many places, from the symbols on them to the actual game itself. Dominoes are easy to play, but they have meaning beyond their simple appearance. For example, a domino that falls in a dream may mean that you should not play games with other people’s emotions. Instead, you should not give people false hope and tell them that they do not feel the same way. Even if you are in love, you should not let yourself fall into a downward domino.

Dominoes can also represent relationships. Dreaming of a domino could be a warning that you are overextending yourself in a relationship. Moreover, you should never give your partner false hope. A relationship based on false hope is unlikely to become more than a friendship. To avoid these types of relationship problems, you should avoid dreaming of dominoes and instead, focus on building your relationship with the right person.