What is Domino?


Domino is a game in which players place small blocks, called tiles, on their side of the table so they can see them. The blocks are normally twice as long as they are wide and have a line across the middle to divide them visually into two squares with exposed ends. Each end has a value, often one or more dots, sometimes none (a “blank”), which is determined by the rules of the game. The first player to play a tile that has its exposed ends touching one another, or a piece to its right or left, is awarded points according to the number of dots on each of the exposed ends. The amount of points scored is usually a multiple of five.

In Domino, players lay tiles on edge so that the ends touch each other or a adjacent piece. Each player draws a set of dominoes and then takes turns placing tiles on the table, aiming to form chains that add up in length. Depending on the rules of the game, the resulting chain is normally awarded to the player who has the most tiles remaining in their hand after a certain number of rounds.

The concept of Domino is also widely used to describe events in our daily lives that are a result of other events, or a chain reaction. This is sometimes referred to as the domino effect and can be applied to everything from car crashes, to nuclear explosions, to even to simple things like falling down a flight of stairs.

Domino is a great way to teach children about the idea of cause and effect, as it is easy for them to see how a single action can impact an entire sequence. They can also learn about the laws of gravity by watching the way that each domino tipping over causes the next one to fall, and the next one after that, and so on.

Many people have played domino as a child, and for some the hobby continues into adulthood. For example, Lily Hevesh started playing with her grandparents’ dominoes at the age of nine and has now built up a large collection of them, which she uses to create amazing structures for movies, TV shows, and events. She also has a popular YouTube channel where she shows off her work.

In business, Domino is a great tool to help you break down bigger tasks into smaller parts and more manageable pieces. It is also a good way to identify which tasks can have the biggest impact if you are focused on them. Often, these are the ones that have the potential to cause a chain reaction that leads to much greater success in the future. For instance, writing a business plan or completing a project may be good dominoes to focus on. These can lead to a more successful future, even if they seem daunting now. You can run Domino on-premises or in a fully-managed cloud service, which means you don’t need to worry about infrastructure or security.