Domino is a word used to describe the chain reaction of one thing knocking over another. The term is often used in a negative context, but it can also be applied to positive situations like when an event causes a domino effect and leads to other events that turn out much better than expected.
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Most domino games are played on a large flat surface like a table or the floor, where players take turns adding tiles to a growing chain or ‘layout’ of dominoes. Each domino has a number of spots, or ‘pips,’ that are arranged in an identical pattern to a die. Some dominoes have blank sides, and others have different colors to indicate their value. The rules of each game vary, but in most cases, a player can only play a domino that matches the numbers on the other sides of the tile. If the player cannot match a domino, then they must “knock,” or rap it on the table, and their turn passes to the next player.
When the first domino is ‘played,’ the other players then try to match it. If they can, they add their own dominoes to the chain until it grows too long and no more match can be made. Normally, the players then decide who is awarded the most points by counting the number of dominoes in each losing player’s hand. Some games, such as bergen and muggins, award points by counting the number of dots on each exposed end of the domino: the ‘ones touch one’s’ or the ‘twos touch two’s’ rule.
Some people like to collect and build complex 3-D domino structures. These can be a work of art, and they can be very expensive to construct. Others enjoy playing simpler domino games with a small set. They may only have seven dominoes in their hand at a time, but they still try to win. They can use these simple games to practice their number recognition skills and improve their math skills. In addition to traditional domino sets, there are now many kinds of ‘domino boards’ that are electronic and computerized. These can be used for both playing and learning, and some of them even help children learn to read.