The Basics of Domino


Domino is a two or more player game in which dominoes are placed on a table and players attempt to match them up with others that have already been laid. The resulting line of dominoes, known as the line of play, may or may not contain one or more values (called pip) assigned to its sides; when playing multiple domino games with different rules each domino may receive its own set of pip values which is then totalled on both ends and given as its rank/weight value; more pip value means greater weight for its value overall ranking!

A domino can feature either single, double or blank sides. Blank tiles cannot be matched up with any other tile; hence the term ‘wild tile.’ A player who encounters blanks may ascribe a value as desired – from insignificant to points or pieces in some games.

Pips on the sides of a domino designate its rank or weight, which are used in various domino games to match pieces together. While some such as Piquet require all exposed pips be visible before creating a match; other games, like Solitare or Trick-taking games only need two matching pips to make an exchange possible.

At many games, each player draws tiles for his or her hand from a stock according to the rules of that particular game. If there is no clear winner after repeated draws, players who pulled a heavier tile make their first play; otherwise ties continue until one person emerges as victor. Some domino games also allow one person to play at a time; these winners typically possessing remaining dominoes with fewer pip points remaining on them are declared the victor.

Dominoes can be arranged into different designs using dominoes, including straight and curved lines, grids that form pictures when they fall, towers and pyramids; some people even use them for intricate artwork creation! When strategically designed and placed correctly, it can be hard to move them without knocking over the design – this phenomenon is known as domino effect.

The domino effect refers to any situation in which one small trigger can initiate a sequence of events that continue for some period of time, often as a result of improper medical care. An example would be when someone enters hospital with minor infection but leaves with more severe illness due to improper medical attention – this phenomenon is called domino effect and it spreads infection to other patients who weren’t receiving proper treatments; similarly it’s used scientifically when discussing how bacteria spread among a group; its application in social phenomena like political movements can also use domino effects!