Dominoes are a classic toy that continues to stand the test of time. But did you know that there is a lot of strategy involved in making these little pieces fall? Whether you’re playing the traditional games or creating your own, there are some important lessons that you can take from domino.
Dominoes have a very interesting history. The word itself is derived from the Latin dominion, meaning “he who has the most”. The game itself also has its roots in ancient Egypt and India. The domino pieces were actually carved from ivory or bone. The game has many variations and is played all over the world. Today, it is an extremely popular board and table game.
The basic idea behind the game is simple. A domino set consists of rectangular tiles that are marked with an arrangement of dots or pips on one side and blank or identically patterned on the other side. The pips on the dominoes represent numbers, similar to the markings on a die. Each domino has two ends, and the player must position the next tile on the table so that it touches one of these ends (or, in some cases, both). If a player can’t play a piece, they “knock” or rap the table and play passes to the opponent. Once a player has used all of their tiles, the match is over and the winning player is determined by the total number of matching pips on the remaining pieces.
Unlike many board games, domino can be used for a wide variety of different types of games. Some are blocking or scoring games, while others involve strategy and calculation. Dominoes are also widely used for artistic creations, such as domino art and track layouts. There are even Dominoes-inspired apps that allow users to create domino track designs.
There are several factors that contribute to a successful Dominos business, but one of the most important is putting customers first. This means listening to feedback and incorporating it into the company’s values. Domino’s CEO, Jeff Monaghan, demonstrates this commitment to customer service in his own life. He is constantly traveling to visit Dominos stores and listen to what employees have to say about the company.
When Hevesh creates her mind-blowing domino setups, she follows a version of the engineering-design process. She begins with a theme or goal, and brainstorms images or words that relate to it. After that, she determines how big to make the design and calculates how many dominoes are needed for it. She also considers the laws of physics, particularly gravity. This is important, because one of the key principles in a great domino setup is that gravity pulls the fallen pieces toward Earth and sets off a chain reaction.
This same concept can be applied to personal goals, such as fitness or weight loss. For example, if you start by making a small change in one aspect of your daily routine, it can have the effect of knocking over other habits—for instance, eating less fat or spending more time on fitness. This is known as the Domino Effect.