Our travel-sized version of Double 12 dominoes uses the most efficient material for travel size and weight: playing cards! Our domino playing cards are 1/4 size versions of playing cards, which is very nearly the same size as domino tiles.
Completely hand-drawn, the full-color set features a unique pip color for each domino value (1-12) for faster recognition and innovative corner numbers for viewing all the dominoes fanned out in one hand.
2-10 Players. Can be turned into Double 9 or Double 6 dominoes simply by removing the higher-numbered cards.
During prototyping and testing, we carefully tested several sizes and styles of material to end up with just the right material and size for these dominoes. The thin, FSC-certified card stock provides the best table action for dominoes: they don't glide across the table with air-cushioned ease (a feature you want in regular playing cards but not with domino cards!) and the thinner material is easier to pick up and put down into domino formations. Because a double 12 set requires 91 tiles, the total size and weight is the more efficient and cost effective than wood or leather tiles.
For shuffling, we find these cards are easier and faster to flip over than traditional domino tiles. Shuffle them just like you do with tiles: turn facedown and swirl around the table, "Monaco style".
INCLUDES: 91 quarter-size domino cards (from 0/0 to 12/12), 10 train cards, 4 blank replacement cards, and 1 Mexican Train "quick start guide" with link to full rules of play in carrying tuck box (that can be also used as a train hub!).
HOW TO PLAY DOMINOES:Double 12, Mexican Train, and other Domino game Rules of Play and scoresheet are posted on our website.
DIMENSIONS: Tuck box is 1.75" x 1.25" x 1.25" (45mm x 32mm x 32mm) -a quarter the size of a regular deck of cards.
WEIGHT: 1.5 oz (42.5g)
MATERIALS: Cards are made from FSC-certified card stock and come in a 100% recycled paper tuck box.
MANUFACTURING PARTNER: The cards are printed by a major playing card manufacturer in Hong Kong capable of printing quarter-size decks and boxes accredited by the Forest Stewardship Council™.