Dominoes are rectangular blocks designed for stacking on end in long rows. Most dominoes feature an arrangement of spots resembling dice, though some blank or have patterns which make identifying individual dots on both sides more difficult. When one domino topples over, its collapse causes others in its line to also tip, leading to chain reactions which create intricate shapes. Dominoes have become popular party games as well as teaching children the concept of cause and effect.
When someone is described as a domino, this means they have an extremely significant effect on those around them. This impact may be either positive or negative and is commonly known as the domino effect. A good domino would take charge and do what needs to be done while an undesirable one might opt out and let others handle things for them instead.
Domino is also used in a number of games that involve matching dominoes to their pips; the first player who does so wins. There are various rules for domino games around the world and even different names given them depending on who plays them.
Spinner dominoes can be played from all four sides, with different game rules permitting all or some doubles to function as spinners. A domino that cannot be used as double is considered non-spinner.
Most domino games are played using a set of tiles from which each player draws according to the rules of the game. Once drawn, these tiles must be placed face up on the table so as not to interfere with other players; once placed face up and away from other players. Play begins when someone with either doubles or singles has the highest domino; otherwise play continues and more dominoes may be drawn from stock if tied; in such instances new dominoes may be drawn from stock in order to continue gameplay.
Some games rely on scoring, like Bergen and Muggins. Here points are added together by counting up all the pips on every losing player’s dominoes. In contrast, matador and Mexican train require winning players to block off other players with tiles which prevent their playback – this requires blocking play for victory!
Individuals can harness the domino principle by selecting tasks with positive repercussions for other projects or goals, known as “good dominoes.” Common examples of good dominoes include outlining finances, creating a financial plan and executing it effectively; by focusing on such tasks they can create a strong domino effect which will assist them in reaching their financial goals faster and on schedule. Success lies in selecting and performing these tasks efficiently and promptly.