Dominoes are small rectangular blocks made from rigid material used as gaming objects. Each one is marked with groups of spots or numbers and designed to fit over the edges of one or more other dominoes, often called bones, pieces, men, stones or cards. Dominoes can be played anywhere with flat surfaces such as tables, floors or boards and the name derives from French word domino, which refers to an opaque cloak often worn at carnival time or masquerade events.
Players in a game of domino arrange one or more dominoes on a table so their ends touch, forming a line with equal numbers of points at both ends. Each player then takes turns placing dominoes such that its edge touches an adjacent face so its number of dots matches or exceeds those at either end of the line; every time this occurs, its line length increases while one domino falls off.
When adding a domino to the end of a line, this action is known as adding or “doubling-nine”. Each additional domino that falls increases the total point value and determines who wins the game.
Nick Hevesh crafts 3-D domino sculptures by combining flat arrangements and connected lines of dominoes into large installations. Before creating his full-sized domino installations, Hevesh test pieces of their installation by making smaller replicas first and filming it slowly in slow motion to see how individual pieces function; once everything works as planned he then builds the full size version.
The initial domino to topple over is often caused by external forces, like another domino being knocked nearby, such as pedestrians pushing an unmoving Domino’s pizza over. But sometimes it can also happen intentionally when students push dominos in their row toward one another in an effort to topple it over.
Good dominoes in business refer to tasks that contribute toward an overarching goal and have an immense effect on future developments. Although challenging, good dominoes can help achieve long-term success – for instance creating a financial plan may involve multiple good dominoes like outlining finances, creating a budget and managing funds.
Adopting new habits requires consistency and perseverance – much like building a dominoes tower. To create success when adopting new behavior, break it down into manageable steps while keeping an eye on progress rather than results. Each domino that falls creates momentum that could result in positive transformation for you in life.