A small rectangular block, usually of wood or plastic, with a blank or marked face and one or more dots resembling those on dice. Dominoes are used in games of chance or skill to build lines or structures, and the game is won by a player who lays all of his or her pieces before the opponent. The word domino also may refer to a large, hooded cloak worn together with a mask at a carnival or masquerade.
Lily Hevesh began playing with her grandparents’ 28-piece domino set when she was 9 years old and fell in love with the art form of creating a line of dominoes that falls, one piece at a time. She started a YouTube channel to share her domino projects and now has more than 2 million subscribers. Hevesh is a professional domino artist who has created mind-blowing setups for movie premieres, TV shows, and events, as well as a special domino installation at Katy Perry’s album launch.
The most basic domino games involve two to four players, and the rules differ between sets. The most common Western domino sets have a total of 28 pieces, with each one representing the pips on the sides of two thrown dice. Some sets include blank faces; others have alternating colored dots, or pip marks, to identify the domino as either white or black. The first player to lay a domino that has all its pip sides facing up is the leader, and play continues until one player cannot continue and “knocks” the table to stop the game.
Some games have additional rules that add to the complexity of the layouts. For example, the rule of double-doubles requires that a tile played against an open end (i.e., a side with no other domino connected to it) be a double. This increases the number of available open ends by three and makes more adjacent pairs of tiles available to play against. Similarly, some games use an even larger number of numbered dominoes by allowing the player to add to the original double-nine set by adding an “extended” set that includes more numbered ends.
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A good domino is a task that contributes to a bigger goal and has a positive impact on future outcomes. Often, these tasks are challenging and require a significant amount of time and effort to complete, but the rewards can be far-reaching. In a business environment, good dominoes are the initiatives that drive your growth and increase the value of your company.