Learn everything you need to know
about the largest of the Western domino sets commercially available, the Double-Eighteens.
There are 190 individual tiles in a Double-Eighteen domino set, and each tile is twice as long as it
is wide (known as "double-squares"). They allow you
to play some of the more advanced domino games, can be used to add variety
to the simpler ones, and allow more players to take part in a game
than the smaller domino sets. Double-Eighteens are generally
best suited for games of 10 to 16 players.
Each end of a Double-Eighteen domino tile, divided by a central line (or
bar, divider, or centre), is
marked with one of nineteen suits denominated as a number of spots (or
pips) ranging from 0 (or
blank) up to 18. Each of the nineteen suits has nineteen members with their
spotted suit value marked on one end (or both ends for doubles) of the
tiles that make up a suit. The total number of spots found on a Double-Eighteen domino set is 3,420.
There is a lot more to Double-Eighteen dominoes that hasn't been
covered here. To
learn more about their general features, like spinners, different sizes, the spots,
etc., summarising all the key facts and relevant information common to all
double-square dominoes, try clicking on the link below...
Double-Square Domino General Attributes
Double-square dominoes aren't always
conventionally marked with spots (or pips). There are many sets of
dominoes manufactured that are marked with numbered numerals to
denominate the different suits on either end. For more details on these
dominoes, try clicking on the link below...
If you want to learn how to play a range of different games using a
Double-Eighteen domino set, then try clicking on the link below...