Dominoes are small, flat rectangular blocks used as gaming objects. They are commonly referred to as bones, pieces, men, or stones and are generally made of a hard material such as wood or plastic. They have a distinctively patterned top surface and either a blank or identically textured bottom. Dominoes are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, although the most popular commercial sets contain double six and double nine dominoes. The game of domino is most often played on a table or other large flat surface, with one person or group taking turns placing their tiles end to end in an attempt to create a long chain. The first player to complete his or her own domino chain wins the round. The shape of the chain, which develops a snake-like form, is determined by the number shown on each of the ends of the domino being played.
The most popular type of domino play falls into two main categories, blocking games and scoring games. Blocking games require that each domino be played to another such that the abutting edges of the tiles match (one’s touch two’s, for example). Once this is done a player may score points by laying all of his or her exposed dots in a line parallel to the row being scored. The number of points awarded depends on the scoring system in use.
Domino plays are also used in a wide range of educational and recreational activities. They are often taught in elementary school, while a more advanced version of the game is a common feature at most boardgame and cardgame conventions. Several organizations, including universities and hobby clubs, offer domino leagues for players of different skill levels to compete against each other.
Using domino to teach the principles of physics is especially useful, since the laws of physics govern the way in which dominoes tumble. The force of gravity, for instance, pulls a falling domino toward the ground and causes it to crash into the next one, and so on in a chain reaction that can last for hours or even days.
One company that demonstrates the importance of understanding these forces is Domino’s Pizza, which recently introduced a new delivery service that allows customers to order a pizza by texting an emoji or using an Amazon Echo device. This new technology has significantly cut Domino’s delivery time while also eliminating the need for a cash register at the door, and the business has seen its customer numbers increase dramatically as a result.
Although Domino’s has made many changes to its business model in the wake of this new technology, the company’s leadership has remained largely unchanged. This is likely a result of the fact that the people who work at Domino’s are passionate about their jobs, and their enthusiasm is infectious to others. This is a big part of what makes the company successful, and it is a quality that has been highly valued by the company’s board members.