Dominoes are small rectangular blocks, each with either blank sides or ones marked with pips (small dots) similar to those on dice. A complete set of dominoes has 28 pieces. Some people play games with them, while others line them up in long rows to knock them down. Regardless of how they are used, Dominoes are fun and educational to play with.
One of the most popular uses of dominoes is for a type of art called domino art. Artists use them to create patterns that look beautiful when they fall down. Some of these designs include straight lines, curved lines, grids that form pictures, and 3D structures such as towers and pyramids. Creating such a piece of art requires skill, patience, and knowledge of the rules of domino. Artists use a technique called tiling to arrange the pieces of a domino pattern.
The first step in making a domino art is to draw a plan for the overall shape of the artwork and then to divide it into smaller sections that can be made by individual players. Each player starts with a single domino and then places it adjacent to other dominoes in the pattern. When all the dominoes in a section are in place, the next domino is added to that section until the entire design is complete.
When a domino is added to the layout, its value is determined by the number of pips it features on its two ends. These numbers determine the suit, or group of tiles that a domino belongs to, and each tile also has a number of blank sides, which are called wild sides.
Dominoes can be played in a variety of ways, but the most common are blocking games and scoring games. Blocking games, such as matador, chicken foot, and Mexican train, require a player to empty their hand before their opponents can play again. Scoring games, like bergen and muggins, have players count the total number of pips in their opponents’ hands to determine a winner.
In the early 1960s, the United States and other countries supported Ngo Dinh Diem’s regime in South Vietnam to prevent communist forces from spreading into Southeast Asia. Some historians believe that this helped lead to the domino effect, whereby the collapse of one country leads to other countries’ collapse and a chain reaction of events in which communism spreads across borders.
After a series of bad press and lawsuits, Domino’s was facing some serious problems. The CEO at the time, David Brandon, knew that he had to change some things if the company wanted to survive. He started by implementing a new companywide policy that prioritized employee satisfaction. This included a relaxed dress code and leadership training programs. He also took the time to speak with employees and listen to their complaints. This allowed him to come up with innovative solutions such as a 30-minute delivery promise. Doyle continued to promote these values when he became the CEO of Domino’s in 2007.