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How Do I Play Chickenfoot Dominoes?

Chicken Foot Dominoes, based on the domino game Maltese Cross, appears to have originated in Texas or Mexico. It is part of the same family of games that includes Mexican Train, and is also known as Chickenfoot Dominoes, Chicken Dominoes and Chickie Dominoes.Players2 or more players, best with 4 to 8 players.EquipmentOne standard set of [...]

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How Do I Know How Many Dominoes We Need?

The number of dominoes required for Mexican Train Dominoes is determined by the number of domino players.Recommended Tiles:For 2-3 players, use a double-9 set - each player takes 8.For 4-6 players, use a double-12 set - each player takes 12.For 7-8 players, use a double-12 set - each player takes 10. For 9-12 players, use [...]

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How Many Dots and Tiles are in Each Domino Set

When it comes to deciding on the best size of domino to suit you, you will have to consider a number of factors. For example: The games you want to play, and the area of the flat surface [...]

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Review of the Cardinal Double 12 Dot Domino Set in Aluminum Case

ThThe 2015 Cardinal domino sets are improved in several ways from the previous versions.The aluminum case is much sturdier.  There are 9 trains vs the 4 trains.The colors of the dots stayed the same so rest assured the 12 is gray and the 6 is yellow.The case doesn't have the embossed train on the outside [...]

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What are the different sizes for dominoes?

Dominoes are available in various sizes, including the following:Mini Dominoes - About 1-3/16" long by 9/16" wide by 3/16" thickStandard Dominoes - About 1-7/8" long by 15/16" wide by 1/4" thickProfessional Dominoes - About 2" long by 1" wide by 3/8" thickJumbo Dominoes - About 2" long by 1" wide by 1/2" thickTournament Dominoes - [...]

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Common Questions for Playing Mexican Train Dominoes

Q - A group of five were playing Mexican Train dominoes and one player did not have a starting tile to start her train. After several rounds it was determined all the starters were out and she could not get a starter tile. Did she have to keep drawing tiles even though she had no chance to get a starter?A- [...]

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The Four Best Times to Play A Double in Mexican Train Dominoes

The Four Best Times to Play A Double in Mexican Train DominoesWhen I play Mexican Train dominoes, I love to get doubles. Doubles improve my chances of winning because they give me more chances to play my tiles. Plus, they make it more difficult for my competitors to win. However, in order to win, you must play your doubles [...]

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Teaching Students Addition with Dominoes

Dominoes are great for teaching kids counting.Read this great blog about teaching kids counting with dominoeshttp://teachersofgoodthings.com/how-to-teach-addition-with-dominos/

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The Advantage of Playing with Numbered Dominoes

Numbers dominoes help players easily see the numbers on the dominoes.  As you can imagine, when domino sets go up to double 18, the number of dots on each tile is even harder to see.  These are the top reasons to select a domino set with numbers: Easy to see to set up your handEasy to see [...]

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Choosing the Right Domino Set for Seniors

We all hate to admit it, one day we can see fine, then the next minute, we are holding the menu up to our nose and complaining that they are making the fonts so small these days. As we mature, our eyes harden making it harder to read, especially the dots on dominoes. [...]

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