What is Domino?


Domino is a game where players compete to build lines of dominoes called trains. The winner of each round is awarded points based on the value of the individual dominoes left in his or her hand rounded to the nearest multiple of five.

The player with the heaviest tile begins play. If a tie exists, it is broken by drawing new tiles from the stock.


The first player (determined by drawing of lots or who has the most domino tiles) begins by placing a tile onto the table. The players then play tiles in turn. When a player places a tile, it must be positioned so that its exposed ends match up with one or more dominoes already on the table. The resulting chain is said to be stitched up.

Each round of the game ends when a player clears all their tiles or when they run out of dominoes in their hand. In some versions of the game, players score points based on the number of pips on the exposed ends of their remaining tiles.

There are a number of commands that can be issued at the Domino server console to dynamically control Domino operations. These are usually used to diagnose problems and make changes on the fly to Domino operations such as database replication or mail routing. The following table briefly describes some of the available Domino server commands.


Dominoes are traditionally made from wood or plastic, but they have been made from a wide variety of materials over the centuries. The 19th century saw the development of Bakelite, which replaced tinplate as the material of choice for domino manufacture. Today, mass produced domino sets are predominately made from a combination of materials including metals, plastic, and stone.

The individual domino pieces, also called bones, men, or tiles, are rectangular with a line down the center visually dividing the face into two square halves. Each half is marked with an arrangement of spots, called pips, that resemble those on dice. Some dominoes have a number on each end, while others are blank or unmarked (indicated as a zero).

High-end wooden dominoes are often crafted from several types of wood and finely finished. They can be considered works of art, and they usually command a higher price tag. These are not the kind of dominoes typically found in classrooms, but they do offer a great way for children to practice basic counting and sorting skills.


There are many variations of domino games, but the general rules are similar. The game starts with a double, and players then add to the line of play in the direction they choose. The last player to add a tile wins the round. In some games, the first tile is known as a spinner and may be played on all four sides, creating lines to which new tiles can be added.

There is a scoring system wherein the value of the dominoes left in the other players’ hands is awarded to the winner. The values of each side of a domino are known as its rank or weight. The heaviest domino is the highest, and the shortest is the lowest.

The Domino server commands include a variety of options that can be useful to administrators. For example, the command dstlist can be used to display all databases in the data directory. It can also be used to disable the database cache or close it. It can even drop Domino database sessions for specific users or all of them.


Domino is a game that can be played by one or more players. Various rules exist for how to score the game and how to determine the winner. In most cases, the player who has the lowest total score after a specified number of rounds wins.

The basic domino set has 28 tiles. However, larger sets are available for more complicated games and for players who want to make long domino chains.

Each domino is marked with numbers and a line that divides it visually into two squares, each having different values. The value of a square depends on the number of dots, or pips, on each end of the tile.

The most common scoring system involves summing the pips on opposing players’ tiles and adding them to the winning player’s total. Blanks count as zero points and doubles count as either one or two (depending on the rule). The first player to reach an agreed-upon amount of points wins.

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