Barcelona Photoblog: Domino Tiles: Double-6 or Double-9 Set

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Domino Tiles: Double-6 or Double-9 Set

Dominoes: Double Six is Enough
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Domino pieces, dominoes or tiles can be part of different sets being the most common the double-6, the double-9, the double-12 or even the double-15 sets. They are all named after the number of pips on the face of the highest tile. Hey, don't worry I am not into the games biz, maybe I should! My point is, now that I chose black and white detail, that in Barcelona as in many parts of the country is quite common to see people, mainly old people, playing dominoes in the bar (not downtown of course). It has been a traditional game here and they always use a double-6 set so I thought they would find this picture interesting and weird. In Latin America, especifically in the Caribbean. dominoes is considered the national game (I remember players shouting and sitting on the porch drinking beers or rum till late at night during a visit to Cuba where I bought this set) and they use double-9. Who would say that of a game invented in China as far back as the 12th century!.


  1. Anonymous7:09 PM

    Nice detail. Makes me want to find out more about this game.

  2. Nunca había visto algo igual!! Me has dejado loquísima con tantos puntos en esa ficha!!
    Great B/W photo! ;)

  3. Great detail and texture, Use of DOF is very effective here.

  4. Fives and threes is a great game with dominoes here, with points scored for the divisons of five or three produced by the two 'ends'

    Curly's Photoshop

  5. There are instances in a Mexican train dominoes game wherein playing a double on one’s own train is beneficial. Also, playing doubles can be of benefit if you leave it unfinished. Your opponent cannot be able to finish it thus many players will be moved to mark their own trains. This is a defense move that greatly benefits you especially when the other players are running out of dominoes. This move can be described as a blocking move, which greatly helps in winning.


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