1930s Evans 'Galloping Dominos' on ebay USA

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1930s Evans 'Galloping Dominos' on ebay USA

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Anyone ever seen this machine before? Based on dominos, is it really 1930s? Looks younger to me, but what do I know?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1930s-Evans-Gal ... 500wt_1413
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Re: 1930's Evans machine, 'galloping Dominos' on ebay USA

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I've just noticed the price, buy-it-now for $200 !!!!! !OMFG!
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OR MAKE A BEST OFFER!!! :o
I don't think it will be on for long, wish it was in the UK! :D
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Yeah introduced in 1936. These big E/M consoles are complicated so they never really make much unless they have the animation like Paces Races etc. And that broken glass really brings the price down. Though that could be glued with amazing results if you know what you're doing.
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I have one of these, great fun to play and very underated game imo, the coin heads are great, 7 mini escalators!
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Re: 1930s Evans 'Galloping Dominos' on ebay USA

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Ah yes, Galloping Dominoes.
A dice game...
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Galloping Dominos
a Dominos game ! :lol:
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Not the only dice game to have been marketed thus; the Jentzsch und Meerz 'DOMINO' being the famous one.

I wonder if it's an American-ism?
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No. It's probably the brain child of some marketing wizard who thought: "People love gambling. Let's see....there is betting on the ponies and then there is dice.....I know.....Let's call it Galloping Dominos'!!"

As the famous saying goes, "You'll never go broke underestimating the taste of the American Public."

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Re: 1930s Evans 'Galloping Dominos' on ebay USA

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What do Americans understand by the word 'Dominoes'?
Is it synonymous with 'dice'?
Is there significance in the different spelling?
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