Who created dominoes the game?
Dominoes – History Many historians believe the game was invented by the Chinese some time around 1100 AD and it eventually arrived in Europe some time during the 18th century. A game similar to dominoes was also found in Tutankhamen's tomb in Egypt, which dates all the way back to 1355 BC.
When did the game dominoes originate?
18th centuryModern dominoes first appeared in Italy during the 18th century, but how Chinese dominoes developed into the modern game is unknown. Italian missionaries in China may have brought the game to Europe.
Where does the word dominoes come from?
The word "domino" is thought to be derived from the contrasting black spots on a white background which is reminiscent of a kind of black hood worn by Christian priests in Europe which was traditionally also called a "domino". The name is ultimately derived from the Latin word "dominus", which means "lord" or "master".