Domino Rally

Near as we can figure, dominoes originated in China in the 12th century.

Why it took 800 years for someone to take them to the next step and invent ‘Domino Rally’, we’ll never know.

The product of Pressman Toys in the mid 80s, Domino Rally was a thing of genius (for the most part). Sure, there were still individual dominoes that you needed to set up one-by-one (with a very steady hand), but then… well, then there were also the pre-set bridges, stairs, and other tracks that only required a flick of your wrist.

Domino Rally wasn’t without its flaws ––sometimes you needed to grab a pair of scissors and file off that little plastic nub on the edge of the domino, so it would stand up straight–– but in general, it was the source of hours of fun for us 80s kids.

…unless you had a little brother, a little sister, a dog, or a cat… or lived along a fault line, of course.

We ♥ Domino Rally.

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~ by weheart80s on March 6, 2012.

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