Dominoes are small, flat blocks of rigid material that are used as gaming objects. Often called bones, pieces, men, or stones, dominoes are usually arranged in a line so that the ends of one row touch the end of another row to create a chain. Various types of games can be played with these chains, which are also known as a domino set. The person who scores the most points in a given round wins the game.
Historically, domino sets have been made from bone, silver lip ocean pearl oyster shell (mother-of-pearl), ivory, or ebony with contrasting black or white pips inlaid or painted on them. More recently, domino sets have been made from other materials including marble, granite, soapstone, or metals like brass or pewter. These sets have a more traditional look and feel than polymer-based sets and can be more expensive.
The most common commercially available domino sets are double six and double nine, with 28 tiles and 55 tiles respectively. Larger sets exist, but are generally used for specialized types of play, such as layout games. In layout games, each player places tiles edge-to-edge against those of the opponent, resulting in the development of a chain that can be used to score points in a variety of ways.
Each tile has a number of dots on its surface, which belong to one of several suits: threes, fours, fives, sixes, eights, nines, and tens. A single tile can also be a member of two suits, for example a six-six can be part of the sixes suit and the tens suit at the same time.
Lily Hevesh began playing with dominoes when she was 9 years old and quickly became an expert. She now has a YouTube channel with more than 2 million subscribers and creates spectacular domino setups for movies, TV shows, and events. Hevesh tests the various sections of her installations before filming them in slow motion, allowing her to make precise corrections before the final video goes live.
Throughout his tenure as CEO, Doyle promoted the idea that Domino’s is “a customer-first company that champions its employees.” Employees responded positively to these efforts and the company’s stock prices rose. However, Domino’s delivery business continues to be challenged by the ongoing labor shortage, a problem that has hurt profits in the short term.
In addition, third-party food delivery services have been gaining market share in the U.S., further complicating the company’s delivery capabilities. These factors could weigh on Domino’s growth over the long term. But, in the short term, Domino’s strategy of leveraging its own delivery infrastructure should help it weather these challenges. The company is also experimenting with different delivery methods, such as drones and robotic cars. It will be interesting to see how these new delivery solutions can improve the company’s bottom line over time. Ultimately, the success of Domino’s depends on its ability to provide quality pizza and reliable delivery service to its customers.