Hi, I’m Bennett from the Bobtail Yearlings! Some time ago, I realized that in order to improve as a songwriter, I needed to visualize chordal space. After struggling to get started, I decided to gamify the process. That’s when the idea for Bobtail Dominoes came to me, and I made this prototype from mosaic bathroom tiles.
Each day, I would challenge myself to arrange the dominoes into chords. I would then strum the chords on my guitar, hoping to come up with a nice progression for my next song. As time went on, I began to dream in chordal space, and I could feel myself developing a better harmonic intuition.
Of course, it was obvious all along that Bobtail Dominoes could be a tabletop game for multiple players. So I play tested with some musician friends, and we came up with a set of rules that work well. My hope is that some of you will invent your own variants and share them, just like with classic dominoes!