## The Art of Dominoes

Domino, a popular game with a long history, involves laying tiles to create a chain that can be knocked over. This simple activity can be turned into an art form with the creation of mind-blowing domino setups. These artistic displays are not only beautiful to behold, but also provide a glimpse into the engineering-design process.

When a domino falls, it converts some of its potential energy into kinetic energy, which causes the next tile to push against it and fall. This cycle continues until the entire sequence is complete.

A Domino is a small rectangular tile with a line down the center and numbers on each end. The most common domino set contains 28 unique tiles, with each of the four ends displaying a number between 0 and 6. These pips are typically engraved or stamped in black, but larger sets may use Arabic numerals instead. The number of pips on a Domino determines its value and the rules of play in a given game.

The first domino to fall in a game of Dominoes is called the “main domino.” It receives the most attention and receives full focus until it has been completed. The other dominoes, in turn, receive the same level of attention and are knocked over only when the main domino has been completed.

In the early 18th century, the game of Domino appeared in Italy, and quickly spread to Austria, southern Germany, and France. At this time, the name of the game was not yet Domino, but rather Dominoes or Dominos. It was not until the late 19th century that the name Domino became commonplace.

A Domino can be played with one or more players and can be adapted for various scoring systems. In many games, a player wins by completing a full line of Dominoes in a row. However, there are also many different rules for scoring. For example, in some games, a double-blank can count as either a 1 or a 2. In other games, a Domino that is completely covered with pips counts as zero.

When playing Domino, the first player draws his or her tiles and places them on a table. Then, the players take turns placing their tiles so that each domino is touching another in a chain. In a multi-player game, the players are able to see the values of their own tiles, but cannot see the values of other players’ tiles. The first player to place a domino (determined by drawing lots or the heaviest hand) starts the chain.

In the short term, Domino’s labor shortage will be a headwind to store count growth and sales promotions. However, Domino’s extensive store network, supply chain efficiencies and best-in-class ROIC should enable it to maintain its market share gains in the long term.