Domino is a family of tile-based games played with gaming pieces known as dominoes. Each domino features an indented line dividing its face into two square ends that may or may not contain dots; their backs are all identical and indistinguishable from each other, and often all dominoes can be stacked end-to-end to form long chains of tiles with intricate designs on them.
When one domino falls over, it can spark a chain reaction which causes another domino to fall and so on. This phenomenon gives rise to what is commonly referred to as “domino effect”, where a simple event has significant ramifications and lasting impacts.
As one worker loses their job, it could have an immediate ripple effect across an economy and cause further disruptions and losses. The same principle holds true with business strategies and projects: as leaders it is essential that we keep an eye on how each strategy or project affects our bottom line.
The word domino refers to both an iconic board game and its name-bearer: an engaging strategy board game for people of all ages to enjoy together. A domino game involves strategically placing colored pieces of a domino set into rows and columns so as to score points by connecting consecutively numbered dominoes that touch one another – also known as connecting dominos that touch each other directly.
While dominoes can be played in an infinite variety of games, most follow a set of rules established by their manufacturer and often modified according to individual player preferences. Some rules may limit how many moves a hand or game may make or allow.
At its heart, most domino games require at least two players and a table for play to begin. First, the stock of dominoes must be shuffled and distributed among each player before drawing one from the stock to arrange themselves around the table according to seating arrangements; finally, the player who draws either a double or single with highest double value or weight takes first turn at domino play.
Some games also contain instructions about the order in which players should place their tiles – known as the line of play – such as placing tiles perpendicularly to an existing double with both matching sides touching fully, or on top of an existing double before adding more tiles; such rules are described here under Line of Play section of this website. Furthermore, there are some games that can even be played solo!