Dominoplay – The Regions of Italy

Product: Teaching tools

ISBN: 978-88-590-1498-0

Publication date: 01/01/2018

Suitable for: Primary 2nd level (ages 8-10)


Created by Flavio Fogarolo, expert teacher of compensatory and didactic tools for pupils with special educational needs, Dominoplay innovates the classic domino game to sustain learning in the geography curriculum area in primary school.  This box, in particular, concentrates on the regions of Italy.

The box contains 72 cards, divided into 3 groups:
• first group of 24 cards: regions in northern Italy
• second group of 24 cards: regions in central Italy
• third group of 24 cards: regions of southern Italy and islands

In turn, the groups are divided into two levels of increasing difficulty:  

– the cards in the first level represent the name of the region with the coat of arms and the map of Italy with the region coloured in red.
– the cards in the second level represent the map of the region (only the external outline) with the location and name of the capital city, a picture of something characteristic from that region, with indications of the subject and its location, and names of cities and characteristic places of the region represented in road map format.

Game play can be organized by choosing the tiles based on the players knowledge.  For example, if the players know northern Italy very well, central Italy a little but, and southern Italy/islands not at all, all 24 of the northern Italy tiles can be selected, only 8 from the first level of the central Italy group, and none from the southern Italy/islands group, for a total of 32 cards in all.

Box contents: 72 domino tiles



From Erickson’s experience, the clever and amusing domino to learn playing at school, at home and with friends!

The series Giocadomino, created by Flavio Fogarolo, offers fun, didactic games which are variations on the classic game of dominoes, excellent for supporting learning and automatisms, especially but not only in calculations.



Giocadomino enables children to have instant control of the right matches: in fact, each element has a multi-coloured edge, a sort of colour barcode, which identifies the quantity represented, despite being presented under a different guise. If children try to pair up dominoes with different values they’ll realise immediately.

Thanks to the effective checking system, they can play independently without needing the constant supervision of an adult.

An innovative product that exploits the potential of playing to develop children’s mathematical skills


Dominoplay – Operations up to 20

Offers introductory exercises on calculations with number values up to 20.

Dominoplay – Quantity

Offers introductory exercises on recognising quantities and counting up to 10.

Dominoplay – Telling the time

Offers introductory exercises on learning how to tell the time.

Dominoplay – Time Tables

Helps children memorise their times tables by matching dominoes with the same value..

Dominoplay– Fractions and decimals

Provides exercises on fractions and decimals, using pictures as well..

Dominoplay– Operation up to 100

Provides exercises on the four kinds of operations with a numerical value up to 100.


Dominoplay – sounds and words: first syllables

Allows children to develop the phonological prerequisites which form the basis of learning how to read and write, by concentrating on the first syllables of words..

Dominoplay – sounds and words: final syllables

Allows children to develop the phonological prerequisites which form the basis of learning how to read and write, by concentrating on the final syllables of words.

Dominoplay – Rhymes

Gives specific practice on matching rhyming words and playing with nursery rhymes.

Dominoplay – Synonyms

Proposes exercises for lexical enrichment with the recognition of words with the same meaning.

Each box contains 48 playing dominoes which can be chosen according to two levels of increasing difficulties so that personalised and inclusive activities can easily be organised.


Dominoplay – The Regions of Italy

Sustains learning in the geography curriculum area in primary school.


Playing the game

  • Shuffle the pack and deal 4 to 6 dominoes to each player; if there are a lot of players reduce the number of dominoes dealt. Place the remaining dominoes in a pack in the middle of the table.
  • You can decide to place your dominoes face up on the table or hidden in your hand. Place a domino face up on the table.
  • The first player attempts to add one of their dominoes to the first one by matching two boxes with the same quantity.
  • To check that the quantities actually are the same, check that the colours match.
  • Each player then tries to add their dominoes to the ones on the table.
  • Dominoes can be added to any free side, the same domino can be used several times as long as it does not incorrectly touch any other dominoes (different quantities and therefore colours which don't match) already on the table.