Dominoes Are More Than Just a Game

A domino is a finger-sized rectangular block typically constructed of hard material like bone or ivory with one end bearing one to six pips on it. A full set of dominoes includes 28 tiles that can be laid out in lines, patterns or angles before blocking and scoring occurs – though more complex rules can also be employed when playing dominoes games.

Lily Hevesh, 20, of Los Angeles has been playing dominoes since she was nine, when her grandparents gave her a classic 28-tile set from Domino Art. She quickly fell in love with setting up the tiles into straight or curved lines before flicking the first domino to bring down all her dominoes at once. Over the years that followed her interest grew into an obsession: creating stunning domino setups for movies, TV shows, events – including Katy Perry album launches – using Domino Art as well as creating stunning domino setups herself. Today she boasts over 2 million YouTube subscribers as well as running her business Domino Art; creating custom domino creations tailored for clients!

As she uses a process that’s similar to the engineering-design model, her mind-blowing setups come alive with life. She begins by considering the purpose or theme of each project before gathering images or words that inspire her creations before planning out the layout of dominoes for her projects.

Most dominoes feature numbers on both sides, but some may feature blank spaces or symbols instead of numbers. Most commercially available dominoes come in double-six variants; larger sets for multi-player games exist too. “Extended” versions also exist whereby ends with additional pip placement can increase unique combinations of ends to increase overall piece count in larger sets like double-18 variants containing 190 pieces!

Dominoes provide an entertaining and educational way to pass time while also serving as a beautiful demonstration of the domino effect. This principle states that when one small action leads to another, this sequence continues indefinitely – something President Eisenhower used as an analogy when explaining America’s decision to provide aid for South Vietnamese forces fighting communist regime Ngo Dinh Diem in 1960. Now used generally to refer to any situation where an event leads to chain reactions which may have unintended repercussions, dominoes make for great demonstrations!

To illustrate the domino effect, set out several dominoes upright and touch just one with your finger. Watch what happens; all the remaining dominoes will fall at roughly the same speed and each domino will impact all its neighbors in similar fashion – this same principle also explains why domino sets can only be assembled in certain ways and why putting one down affects all in its row; providing us with an accessible metaphor to explain chaos.