Now this one is driving me crazy. I purchased a set of double-six dominoes. It has a manual which points to the heaviness of the dominoes. It says that a double-six is the heaviest domino and the double blank is the lightest. The same is said on this website (link) dedicated to dominoes.

Now is it just me or what but Google is not able to tell me which is heavier: a 1-6 or a 3-4. Can an experienced player tell me the answer and the reasoning behind it?

  • It depends on the set. If you're using dominos where the marks are depressed, than the double-blank is the heaviest because it has less holes in it and therefore takes more material to make. but otherwise, the double-6 is the heaviest because it has more paint on it – Sam I am says Reinstate Monica Dec 18 '13 at 17:31
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    @SamIam, at first I also thought that the question was talking about actual weight, but upon some research, I have found that in Dominios, the term "weight" refers to refers simply to the number of pips on a domino, and nothing to do with how heavy it is! – GendoIkari Dec 18 '13 at 19:43

Neither, both have a weight of 7.

Domino weight values are determined by counting the pips on bound sides. Heavier tiles left unplayed in hand, will earn your opponents more points in many Domino variants.

The sum of the two values, i.e. the total number of pips, may be referred to as the rank or weight of a tile, and a tile with more pips may be called heavier than a lighter tile with fewer pips.

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