How Dominoes Work


Dominoes are a type of game that have stood the test of time. They are a classic childhood toy that many adults still enjoy playing today. They can be played alone or with others. They are a great way to pass the time and challenge your brain.

Dominos are rectangular, double-sided tiles with a line or ridge down the middle that divides them visually into two squares. The top side of each domino has a pattern of dots, called pips, which are arranged in an array like those on a die. The other side is blank or identically patterned. A domino’s value is determined by the number of pips on both ends of the tile. If one end has more pips than the other, the domino is said to be “heavier” or more valuable. A domino with no pips at all is considered “lighter” or less valuable.

There are a variety of games that can be played with domino. A common game involves players drawing their dominoes and then placing them on the table in a row. The first player to place a domino wins the round. The other players continue to play until someone wins the game by completing all of their dominoes or until it is impossible to continue playing.

In most domino games, only the ends of a domino that are open for play can be connected to other dominoes. This is because the end of a tile with no pips cannot be connected to another domino that has more pips at its other end. A double-sided tile, however, can be connected to other tiles in a cross-like manner if it is placed in the layout straddling an open end of another domino that already has a full complement of pips on its other side.

The way in which a domino falls is also a good analogy for how to manage a business or career. A single domino, such as building an email list, writing articles, or updating social media, can create momentum that will lead to additional successes in the future. Choosing the right domino can be challenging, but it is important to focus on the tasks that will have the most impact.

When a domino is struck, much of its potential energy converts into kinetic energy and pushes the next domino over until it completes the chain. A good strategy for managing a business is to select the most important task and give it your full attention until completion. Then, work on the other activities that will support this goal. The result will be a successful, long-term success. Just like the domino effect, this will build your confidence and allow you to tackle more complex projects in the future.