Dominoes are rectangular black and white pieces that have been used as a form of tabletop gaming for thousands of years. They are also known as bones, cards, tiles, stones, spinners, or tickets.
A domino set usually contains 28 tiles, or pieces, and is often double-six, with six pips on one side and no pips on the other. The value of each tile is based on how many spots or pips it has, as well as how many are blank, or without a marking.
The first domino in a line of dominoes is usually tipped over by a player, then the next domino is tipped over by a different player, and so on until all the dominoes are knocked over. This process is called a domino rally, and it has been referred to as the “domino effect.”
There are many kinds of domino games, which can be divided into two main categories: blocking games and scoring games. These include games where the player must move the tiles from a starting point to a destination (blocking) and games where the player must try to make the best possible layout (scoring).
Some domino sets have more than two dozen pieces, while others have less than a hundred. The most common commercially available set is double six, with 28 tiles. Larger sets are also available for special occasions or for a longer game.
The domino effect is not only a fun concept to explore, it is also a powerful lesson in how a single action can produce a series of events that, when repeated, can be much more dramatic than the initial action. For example, when Jennifer Dukes Lee began making her bed every day, she was making a small commitment to the idea of being a “clean and tidy person.”
Her commitment created a cascade of other new habits in her life, such as organizing her home and taking care of herself physically. This eventually led to her becoming the CEO of Bethlehem Steel, the largest independent producer of steel in the world.
Several studies have found that the domino effect can lead to a range of positive behaviors. In fact, many people are aware of this phenomenon, but few know how to harness it.
This is why it is important to understand how the domino effect works, so that you can use it to help motivate yourself and others. It’s also important to understand that this effect can take many forms, including new beliefs about yourself and a shift in your self-image.
Today’s Wonder of the Day, inspired by Juan, was about the domino effect.
The domino effect is a fascinating concept that can be applied to many areas of life. In particular, it can be useful for guiding your story development and plotting.
A lot of stories start with a question: What happens next? It’s this very simple question that drives the plot and helps you keep the reader engaged.