Domino is a popular game with a long history. A domino is a flat, thumbsized rectangular block of wood or plastic, bearing one to six pips or dots: 28 such pieces constitute a set. The most common domino sets include double six and double nine. The term domino also refers to any of the many games played with these tiles, including positional and scoring games.
In the game, players take turns placing a domino on the table. Each tile must be positioned so that both matching ends are adjacent, and must touch the end of a previous domino. The resulting chain is called a domino chain and may be either horizontal, vertical, or diagonal. A player cannot place a domino on top of a chain, but must place it perpendicular to the previous domino.
A basic game can be played with just two players using a standard double six domino set. To begin, all the tiles are placed in a pile called the boneyard or stock. Each player then selects seven of the dominoes to play. The first player places a domino on the table, positioning it so that one side matches the number of pips on the end of another tile that has already been played.
Each subsequent player must try to match the number of pips on the end or face of the previous domino in order to continue building a chain. This process continues until the entire boneyard has been used. The first player to play all of their dominoes wins the game.
Domino has a long history, both as a game and as a name. In fact, the word has been in use for more than a century. It was probably originally derived from the Latin domina, meaning “flip.”
The word’s other senses include a hooded garment worn in carnival or at masquerade and an earlier sense of the game piece as referring to a priest’s cape that contrasted with his white surplice. The game itself appeared in Europe around 1750.
For the company, Domino’s has used technology to change how customers order pizza (using an app, via twitter, or by texting a Domino’s emoji); how they monitor their delivery status; and how the company manages its operations. It’s even trying to deliver pizza through drones.
Domino’s CEO Brandon Doyle has also made a point to listen closely to what employees have to say. He has embraced changes like a more relaxed dress code and new leadership training programs, while keeping true to the company’s core values.
In writing fiction, the domino effect involves plotting a story in such a way that what happens to a character is naturally influenced by what happened before it and what will happen after. This helps readers to understand the logic of the plot and gives them permission, or at least empathy, for a protagonist that goes outside societal norms. If you can establish a strong domino effect, your story is on track to be compelling.