# What are the dots on dice called?

## What are the dots on dice called?

On dice, pips are small dots on each face of a common six-sided die. These pips are typically arranged in patterns denoting the numbers one through six.

Why do they call dominoes bones?

Dominoes are called "bones" because the earliest domino tiles were made from animal bones or ivory. In addition to "bones", dominoes are also called "tiles", "stones", or "men". Originally, dominoes were made from ivory inlaid of with ebony pips.

### How many dots are there in a set of dominoes?

A set of dominoes usually consists of 28 rectangular dominoes, each having two squares with 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 spots. Every combination is represented.

What’s a pip in dominoes?

Dominoes FAQ. Within the context of the game of dominoes, the word "pip" refers to the dots on either end of a domino tile. A domino represents the roll of two dice, and is rectangular with a line down the center. Each end of the tile contains a number, represented by an arrangement of pips.