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What is Domino?

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Domino is the name of a family of games played with small rectangular blocks or tiles, each bearing from one to six pips or dots. Two sets of 28 such pieces form a domino. The pips, which vary in color and shape, represent either a number or the blank space between two numbers (the suit of 0). Each player takes turns placing tiles edge to edge on the domino table until the whole pattern is completed. The resulting sequence, called a chain or a set, is then used to play games.

There are many different types of games that can be played with a domino set, but they generally fall into one of two categories: blocking and scoring. Blocking games require a single player to place a tile adjacent to a previous one, thus preventing the other players from playing their tiles. In scoring games, the players take turns placing tiles on top of each other until they have a specified total.

In addition to the traditional blocking and scoring games, domino can also be used in positional play to construct complex patterns of lines and angular shapes. In such a game, each domino must be matched to an adjacent tile in order to continue the chain; however, the way that a matching end of one domino is placed determines whether the domino will be played squarely against another piece, perpendicularly across it, or diagonally from left to right.

A domino may also refer to the leader of a company or organization, particularly when it is used in conjunction with a corporate value or other guiding principle. The word may also refer to a person who is described as sugar and spice, meaning that they are charming and kind.

The earliest known use of the word domino was in 1750, when it meant “a long hooded cloak worn together with a mask at a masquerade.” Earlier, it had also denoted a black garment worn by a priest over a white surplice.

After taking over as CEO of Domino’s, Brandon Doyle was quick to implement new changes in line with the company’s core values. This included implementing a relaxed dress code and listening to employees in order to make sure that the company was on the right track.

The most common domino sets available commercially contain double six and double nine tiles. Larger sets exist, however, for players who wish to play longer games. Each domino in a set contains potential energy, which is the energy stored in its position on the table. When a domino is knocked over, most of that potential energy is converted into kinetic energy, or the energy of motion, which causes the rest of the dominoes to fall. This process is called the Domino Effect. A University of British Columbia physicist demonstrated this phenomenon in 1983 by placing 13 dominoes in front of a camera and filming the results. The video is available on the Web.

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