How Dominoes Are Used As Games and Tests of Skill

Dominoes have been around for centuries and are used for a wide variety of games and tests of skill. The game of domino helps build children’s core maths skills because they have to learn to match and count as they play, but even simpler games like domino rally (without numeric markings) help develop fine motor skills, colour recognition and artistic expression.

While a child can play domino by simply placing one tile on top of another, a domino artist uses precise hand movements and concentration to create mind-blowing domino art that takes days, sometimes weeks, to complete. These designs can be anything from straight lines to curved lines, grids that form pictures when they fall or even 3D structures such as towers and pyramids.

When a domino artist starts planning out her next design, she usually begins by thinking about a theme or purpose. From there, she brainstorms images or words that might go with the design. Once she’s decided on a theme, she then calculates how many dominoes she needs to create the desired layout.

Once she’s finished with her calculations, she starts laying out the dominoes in either a straight or curved line. When she’s satisfied with her layout, she flicks the first domino and watches the rest of the line fall according to the laws of physics.

Depending on the design, it can take anywhere from seconds to several nail-biting minutes for the whole set to fall. But once it does, the entire setup can be admired and enjoyed by all.

While most people probably think of Domino’s Pizza when they hear the word domino, the company has actually been around for much longer than the fast-food chain. The original Domino’s location was opened in 1967 by Dominick Monaghan in Ypsilanti, Michigan and quickly grew into a franchise. Monaghan’s strategy for success included focusing on locations near college campuses and taking advantage of the fact that many students like to eat pizza during their break times.

Today, Domino’s Pizza has over 200 locations in the US and Canada. It’s also a well-known brand around the world and has spawned similar companies that focus on different types of food or products. In terms of leadership, Domino’s has a strong culture that focuses on promoting from within and has a flat management structure. The company is also known for its generous employee benefits including free meals and free pizza on their birthdays.