The Basics of Dominoes

Dominoes are small rectangular wood or plastic blocks resembling dice, featuring either blank faces or marked with dots to resemble dice. Each domino bears either one or two numbers on either end; when these match, the one with the lowest number (typically 1) becomes known as the lead end and vice versa if both match. A player places one domino onto the table before playing another tile onto it so its open ends touch another domino; depending on game rules this creates either a chain called a layout or train (if chains run horizontally).

As long as a domino remains upright, it holds potential energy (energy derived from its position). But once one falls, much of that energy converts to kinetic energy that causes other dominoes to come tumbling down as soon as it hits the floor – creating the striking scene of an imminent domino line collapse.

Dominoes are bidding games similar to cards that can help children develop counting and pattern recognition skills while not blowing away in the wind. Popular dominoes games include scoring ones like Bergen & Muggins where players earn points by adding up the pip values on opposing player tiles; matador and Mexican Train are blocking games that encourage strategic thinking.

The word domino comes from Latin “domi” or “to flip,” as one domino was often flipped to start a chain reaction of dominoes falling over one after another. Additionally, its early meaning meant long hooded cloak worn with mask during carnival or masquerade season was also associated with dominos.

A domino is made out of various materials, from wood, plastic, or paper, each piece having its own distinctive marking or design to make them easy to spot on the table. In the United States, dominoes are typically sold in sets of 28 pieces which includes one game board and six domino trays to store all the pieces.

Some people use dominoes beyond playing traditional domino games for artistic and architectural uses. For instance, some artists create intricate domino sculptures made of metal, glass and stone pieces; larger structures often cover an entire room!

Domino’s prides itself on adhering to an extensive set of core values that reflect its core mission, including one called “Champion Our Customers”. In order to do this, they take careful note of customer feedback; listening attentively as customers express it is one reason they use purpose-built delivery vehicles instead of standard cars and trucks for deliveries.

Domino’s CEO Dominic Doyle took over in 2013 amid serious challenges at his former restaurant chain. With determination, Doyle remained steadfast to its values – which included listening to employees and customers – by quickly implementing various programs emphasizing them – such as relaxing dress codes and developing leadership training initiatives – that further underscored them. These changes not only transformed Domino’s into an ideal workplace but also helped boost its bottom line.