Thursday, 4 January 2018

Simple Things


I've just bought a set of dominos from eBay ...
I had to follow the bloody thing until 22.40 before I " won" it!
It cost me £ 6.99 ( including postage)
Is that surprising for a man of 55?
I've bought it because when The Prof and I were in Broadstairs I escaped to the micro pub The Thirty Nine Steps  and had a lovely hour teaching the Prof to play dominos!
I could have bought a bingo dibber as on New Year's Eve , ( and much to my horror) , The Prof's family set up a game of bingo at the dinner table ...- and that provided us all with a strangely entertaining and somewhat lively after dinner pastime!
But I didn't
My innate snobbishness precludes buying bingo accessories !

41 comments:

  1. I love dominos & bingo! scrabble & monopoly too!

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  2. Blogger won't let me post photos tonight

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  3. Hubby played dominoes with his family... and i LOVE Bingo... grew up with an Aunt who loved Bingo so fond memories there... Hugs! deb

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  4. Had a Bingo set as a child...my gran used to play with me. She loved it.

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  5. We love Dominoes! Mexican Train is a family favorite, hence the scratches on the dining table!

    Another fun game is Sequence, a nice challenge for the two of you on a winter's night.

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  6. Domino's is a pizza delivery company. Dominoes with an e is the name of a pub game that derived from China - Yuan Dynasty (1271–1368).

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  7. Yay for dominoes and for Mexican train. We have a set of each in the game drawer.

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  8. Trivia: In some areas of Australia, bingo used to be called housey. Dominoes is good fun. Bring back the parlour games, I say.

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  9. I haven't played dominoes since my childhood. Just the thhought of it takes me back... with a smile.

    And yes, Andrew, I remember housey, or as I seem to recall, housie housie.

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  10. I like dominoes but I want to learn how to play cribbage. We call is a bingo dauber here...(if you mean what you mark your numbers called)

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  11. We play scrabble,backgammon, poker and trivial pursuit. I am not sure why we don't still play dominoes. Have fun.

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  12. Anonymous3:03 am

    Scrabble is my favorite game followed by cribbage. Cribbage is huge here in the U.P. My husband doesn’t play games so we don’t get invited out much. I miss it.
    Debbie

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    1. Sorry, but can you tell me where is the U.P.?

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    2. Upper Peninsula - part of the U.S. state of Michigan

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  13. I love Scrabble ! And I am not so bad at dominos but it has been years since I played them.
    We used to have a beach house in NY and our nightly Scrabble games followed by Dominoes were epic..lol

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  14. Scrabble good,
    Backgammon too.
    Cribbage, yes.

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  15. Dominoes are turned into necklaces and bracelets and bingo cards are for junk journals. This is an arts and crafts household.

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  16. At the moment, My Rare One and I are huge fans of the dominoes game called "Mexican Train." I bought her the game for Christmas and now we can't leave it alone. Send help!

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  17. I have a lovely set of dominoes, DH and I play every now and again. (Bingo for two is not much fun, ha) Dominoes are nice and portable for taking along to the beach etc while relaxing. I know you'll enjoy! Erm, good luck with the Bingo.

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  18. In certain countries, Dominoes is a national obsession. I've always rather liked it, I must find my set.

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  19. i think you just set off an international dominoes revival :)

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  20. Somehow Bingo has developed a decidedly trashy image over the last few years thanks to the images portrayed on TV, going from a quick and easy method of entertaining old farts to a way for groups of overly excitable women to feed a gambling habit.
    Dominos seems to retain an image of more cultured gentlemen hunched over a slightly worn table in an old country pub with pints of ale on the go.
    Enjoy!

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  21. I feel much the same about Bingo John, but dominoes - up here in Yorkshire, when I first married the farmer twenty four years ago, almost every village had a winter domino drive and we went to them all. I had never played before and was a rotten player - he was quite good and won a few prizes.

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  22. The trouble with bingo is that there is absolutely no skill involved ! One of the reasons that I stopped going to a " club"......speaker some weeks, activities others.....you know the sort of thing....was that if there was any time left at the end they got the bingo out ! Also the quality of speaker was going down.

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  23. Did you know seaside bingo halls are computerised now so the caller knows if you've won. You no longer have to shout 'Bingo' or 'House'. No fun anymore. :(

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  24. I sent picture dominoes to my great nephew for his second birthday.

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  25. It took you an hour to teach the prof how to play bingo! I must be missing something here., I had no idea it was so complicated!

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  26. I play Dominoes with my 2 youngest grandchildren when they come to stay with me (ages 13 and 7) Also UNO, another excellent card game for two or more players. I recently bought a crib board from a boot sale and hope to teach the children . .

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  27. When my daughters were just toddlers I booked a seaside holiday at a Warners Holiday Camp. Paul was horrified (he's a bit of a snob). Then he discovered Bingo and he was hooked! In there with all the old ladies while I looked after the kids.

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  28. Playing Dominoes with our grown up boys over Christmas, good fun. What have you got against bingo, good fun too :)

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  29. A girl I worked with whilst temping had her leaving do at a Mecca Bingo Hall. Best leaving do ever.

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  30. You must have the wings for Bingo by now.

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  31. My grandad and his cronies played dominoes regularly at the pub. It was very cutthroat even though they played for pennies.
    Like Toni said, sequence is an excellent game, even my game hating husband will play. It's a cross between a board game and cards.

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  32. Simple pleasures and secret indulgences - fun at heart.

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  33. We've not played dominoes for a while, over Christmas we played quite a few games of Blockbusters .... I am bloody brilliant at it 😁😁😁

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  34. The old games are the best!

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  35. Dominos will never go out of style.

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  36. Not a fan at all of BINGO, but we started playing Dominoes in 2000 and I loved it. Haven't played for ages, though. Have you ever played (heard of) Mexican Train? So much fun. (I have no idea where the name comes from and I sure hope it's nothing offensive.)

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