How Dominoes Are Played

Domino’s success has been built upon a philosophy of listening to customers and taking their feedback seriously. This has led to a lot of change, including new menu items and a revamped company culture. Regardless of what changes Domino’s makes, one thing remains constant—its commitment to delivering delicious food and providing exceptional customer service.

Whether you’re a fan of the game or simply interested in how it’s played, there are many things to know about domino. For starters, a domino is a rectangular tile with a number of raised dots on one side. The dots are called pips, and they can be either white or black. The back of the domino is blank or patterned with a design. The pips on a domino are usually uniformly molded or drilled and painted, but there are also sets of handmade dominoes that use unique pips, colors, and patterns.

In games, players draw tiles from a domino set and then place them on-edge in front of them. Players are then able to see their own tiles but cannot see the pips on other players’ tiles (although there are some exceptions). Once all players have drawn their tiles, play begins. The first player to play a domino (determined by drawing lots, or by who has the heaviest hand) puts the first tile down on the table. This starts a chain reaction, and as each domino falls, it pushes the next one down until the entire domino chain has fallen.

Hevesh has mastered the art of creating mind-blowing domino installations. Her process is similar to an engineering-design process, as she begins by considering the theme or purpose of her project. Then, she brainstorms images or words that relate to that theme. Hevesh makes test versions of each section of her installation and then films them in slow motion to make precise corrections if needed. Finally, Hevesh brings the sections together into a final domino setup.

As a kid, Hevesh spent hours playing with her dominoes. She started posting videos of her creations on YouTube, and by age 10, her collection had grown significantly. Now, she’s a professional domino artist, and her videos have more than 2 million views. Her domino projects range from straight lines to curved ones, grids that form pictures when they fall, and even 3D structures like towers and pyramids.

During a Domino’s event, Hevesh will often create large-scale domino artwork. Despite their enormous size, the art pieces are simple to construct. The hardest part is waiting for the dominoes to fall, which can take several nail-biting minutes.

The word “domino” itself has an interesting origin. It comes from the Latin domina, meaning “little king.” The term may have been used to refer to a hooded cape worn by a priest over his surplice during carnival season or at a masquerade. Earlier still, the word may have referred to a long hooded cloak with a wide brim that a performer would wear together with a mask.