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Domino Accessories
There are a range of accessories available specially made for playing domino games.  You can learn all about them here. 

 

Racks

Domino racks are used for holding players' hands of domino tiles. Usually made of plastic or wood, they are simple, long straight pieces with ridges or slots for placing the tiles facing toward the player so he can conveniently hold and arrange their hand for a game. They are usually about 12-inches long. They may hold just one row of dominoes or may hold two, three or four rows and so can vary from about just two inches deep to a few inches. Racks with more than one row may be used for games played with the larger domino sets, like Double Twelves or Double Eighteens. Racks are usually sold in pairs of two or sets of four.

Domino Rack Examples

Cribbage Boards

Cribbage boards are traditional scoring devices often used for playing domino games. They were originally used for playing the old playing-card game, Cribbage, but have since become commonly used for some domino games like Double Draw, Sedma and Seven Rocks.            

There a few different types of cribbage board, but the one typically used for domino games is described here.  Usually made from wood, they are just a 8- to 12-inch long rectangular block with holes drilled into one side, used with small pegs (usually metal) that players move around the board by pushing them into the holes to indicate their score/progress in a game. The moving of the pegs is known as "pegging" and the actual pegs are sometimes known as "spilikins". The holes are often grouped into fives which are in turn set in rows of 30 which are sometimes referred to as "streets".

Cribbage Board

Mexican Train/Chickenfoot Accessories

The domino games Mexican Train and Chickenfoot have had special accessories manufactured specifically for their gameplay.

In a game of Mexican Train, players must mark the open ends of the layout to indicate whether or not an end is open for play, and small plastic pieces are available molded into the shape of steam trains specifically made as markers. They come in various different colours and finishes.

In both Mexican Train and Chickenfoot players play off an initially set double to start the layout. Special (usually) circular-shaped  "hubs" can be used to hold the first double played, and with spaces for players subsequently played tiles radiating from the centre. There are novelty battery operated hubs available with a button on top which can play an electronic choo-choo train sound or cockerel's crow when pressed. There are various different hubs that have a differing number of spaces that radiate outward which can number from just six up to twelve.

Both the train markers and "hubs" can be bought as either game packages including a set of dominoes, or as separate accessories and accessory packs.

Domino Hub Examples

Score Sheets

Pre-printed score pads are available for recording players' scores in a domino game. These are a bit unnecessary because any piece of paper can easily be divided and drawn up into an adequate score sheet. Below are links to some pre-designed score sheets that you can print out for free and use for gameplay. 

 

Domino Cases

There are special cases or boxes available made for holding and storing domino sets when not being used. Expensive ones will be made of wood or metal (including engraved silver) and manufactured to a high standard, while cheaper cases may be just made of functional plastic.

Domino Tables

For the really serious and committed domino player, there are special domino tables available, manufactured as dedicated pieces of furniture for playing domino games on. Usually made of wood, they will often have a green felt-lined top, and can be very expensive, made to high standard of quality, possibly with a raised surround to prevent tiles falling off.

Domino-Related Items

You can find alsorts of domino-related items bearing spotted domino designs, from T-shirts, ties, jewellery and other apparel, to clocks, and even individual domino tiles fixed with chains and catches used as key-rings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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