How to Install a Domino Setup


Domino, a small, flat rectangular block used as a gaming object in various games of skill or chance. Known by several other names, including bones, pieces, men, or stones, dominoes are made of rigid materials such as wood, bone, or plastic and have one identifying side that is marked with an arrangement of spots (also called pip) similar to those on the face of a die, while the other side is either blank or identically patterned.

The most basic domino game involves players taking turns playing tiles onto a layout until the chain of one side shows a number that is divisible by five or three (for example, four at one end and five at the other makes nine). As each additional tile is played, it connects to one of the ends already in place, and as the chain increases in length, the players score points for each time five or three can be divided into the sum of the end tiles. When a player can no longer play a tile, that player “knocks” or raps the table, and play passes to the opposing partner. Generally, the winner of a game is the player who achieves a set amount of points in a given number of rounds.

While some people can create mind-blowing domino setups, the only way to make them tumble according to their laws is for the artist to use a little bit of science. Watch this video to learn about how the forces of gravity are crucial to a successful domino installation.

When a domino is first arranged on the table, it must be “shaken,” or randomized, to ensure that no one knows which piece is on top. The shuffle can be done by placing the tiles in a box, or by moving them around on the table in a random motion. Eventually, the tiles will all be lined up on the table and are ready to begin the game. In some games, each player must play a domino only if the tile on his or her side can be connected to the ending of the chain. In other games, each player must play a domino on the end of a line of tiles that is already in place.

Like a good domino setup, a successful business requires careful planning and organization. A leader who has the qualities of a domino must be able to stay focused on the big picture while also being aware of and acting on important feedback from employees. The company Domino’s has been praised for its emphasis on listening to employee concerns, and its CEO Dominic Doyle has worked to implement changes such as relaxing the dress code and revamping leadership training programs. When a company values its employees, it can weather almost any challenge that arises.