Dominoes are small wooden or plastic blocks engraved with pips or other symbols in a circle pattern and used to build games of skill. When placed end to end in long rows, dominoes can be tipped over, leading to them all collapsing at once; this phenomenon gives rise to the term, “the domino effect,” used to refer to events with dramatic and often dire repercussions.
A domino can be defined as either an individual tile or set of tiles used for playing a number game with the objective of reaching a specified sum. A set of dominoes typically consists of two or more doubles that may be arranged in different ways to form different designs. Dominoes make great tools for teaching children basic mathematics; each pip on its end represents one number; for instance, 5-5 dominoes feature five on one end and one on the other end.
A domino is a musical instrument similar to a piano keyboard with one key for each note in its scale. A domino can be played using your thumb and index finger; with one hand holding onto a pencil to mark its score and record scorecards.
In some games, the winner of a game begins by holding up the highest-valued domino and setting, or “putting down”, the lead. A player who uses a domino which displays numbers on both ends will be considered to have “stitched up the ends”.
An enjoyable game can be enjoyed with any number of players using either a double-twelve (91 tiles) or double-nine set (55 tiles). Each player selects 12 or five tiles from either set and places them in the center of the table forming a line of dominoes from one edge of the playing surface to the next; adjacent tiles must touch with matching halves touching, except doubles that must touch their two matching sides to each other when being placed in their designated spots.
Score can be determined in various ways during a game of Bingo; one way involves adding up all the pips on tiles currently in play and dividing that figure by the total remaining in stock; in some instances, however, scores may also be added up according to money won by each player.
Stephen Morris outlines how dominoes work: when an upright domino has potential energy stored up due to its position. Upon falling, most of this potential energy converts to kinetic energy – moving to the next domino and giving them the push needed for them to fall as well. This process continues until all dominoes have fallen; similar principles can also be applied in other cases of phenomenon.