# The Basics of Domino

Domino is a game of chance, strategy and luck in which players try to knock over a collection of shuffled tiles. The game is usually played with a set of dominoes called a “boneyard” and can be played by four people or more. The game can also be played by just two players and can be very simple or very complicated.

In a typical game of domino, each player takes a domino and places it face down on the table. Then they shuffle the tiles in a random way so that no one can see where the tiles are. Once all of the tiles are shuffled, they are placed face down on the table.

The tile has on each end a number of spots, or pips, that range from six to none or blank. The higher the number of pips, the greater the value of the tile. A domino with a number of pips on each end is said to have a “heavy” value, while one with a few pips on one end is said to be a “light” value.

There are many different kinds of dominoes. These can be made of various materials such as wood, bone and plastic. Some of them have a rounded edge, while others have straight edges.

A domino is often twice as long as it is wide, making them easier to re-stack after use. There are also many variations on the traditional domino set, which generally contains 28 pieces, though larger sets exist as well.

The most common domino set is the double-six set, which has one unique piece for each possible combination of two ends with a number of spots from zero to six. However, a domino can have as many as seven faces, and because blank ends are sometimes used, there are a total of 28 unique pieces in the standard domino set.

In practice, the maximum number of pips on an end is about three, so a set that includes both ends with the highest numbers of spots is referred to as a “double-six extended.” Larger sets are available, but they are not popular.

#### What is the domino effect?

The domino effect is a phenomenon where small, seemingly insignificant actions can have a large impact on other areas of your life. For example, if you begin to make your bed every day, this may seem like a small change, but once that tiny action becomes a habit it can create a ripple effect throughout the rest of your life.

Another example is when you are building a new life goal or changing your beliefs about yourself. Once you have a new identity and a set of beliefs, these can affect other aspects of your life, including your work and social life.

The domino effect is a powerful tool for promoting positive behavior. It can help you achieve your goals and lead to success in many different areas of your life. The key is to pick the right dominoes for you and focus your attention on them, while not being distracted by other things.