Orange Domino Set in Lacquer Bamboo Box
A domino set in orange and grey – all ready to play!
It may be a quiet pastime in many countries but in Jamaica it is more than a game – it is a national obsession.
Domino competitions see players setting up their domino set from daybreak and going through until the early hours.
It is thought 7 out of 10 people in Jamaica play – including Usain Bolt.
“I love playing dominoes – it is a real passion.
It’s such a wonderful game.
I sit outside my home in Kingston playing with my friends for hours, just talking, chilling, laughing and thinking.
I grew up watching my father playing dominoes,” says Bolt, recalling how he learnt to play as a child, hanging out on the veranda of his home in Sherwood Content, a village in northwest Jamaica.
“If you drive past towns on Sundays, you see young people and older people playing outside shops and bars,” he says.
“Sometimes you sit down to play dominoes and there are so many people standing around watching, you feel more pressure than on the running track.
You need real patience and concentration. It is very technical.”
Our smart grey lacquered bamboo box has orange edging, black interior and contains a set of dominoes with orange dots on grey.
The box measures: 20.5 x 12 x 4cm.
It will look lovely on a coffee table – ready and waiting!
There are many variations of domino games. There is a link here on how to play.
You might want to have a look in our Game Guide section – which gives some instructions on playing a version of Pelmanism using dominoes.