Of course, the pictures of various Simpsons characters in place of traditional dots is the main draw for these dominoes, but our favourite thing is their impressive heft. Made of heavy-duty ceramic, the dominoes make a satisfying, authoritative clack when placed on a hard surface. The set is described on the box as "super-sized" but they're really only slightly larger than standard dominoes. There are a total of 28 pieces--the standard number for most domino games--and the correct number of doublets (dominoes with the same picture on each side). The thick tin box is also a nice bonus. It's like a slimmer version of those old metal lunchboxes, but imprinted with Simpsons art and witticisms. Unfortunately, the box seems to have not been designed specifically for the dominoes, which rattle around once they have been removed from the plastic bags that hold them in place initially. Still, the set is overall, as Mr. Burns would say, "Excellent!" --David Stoesz
This product contains small parts and is a choking hazard so not suitable for children under 3 years old.