# What is Domino?

Domino is a popular family game that helps children develop their motor skills. It also teaches patience and teamwork. It can be played on its own or against a partner. It is also a good way to get kids away from video games.

After players draw their dominoes, the first player begins by placing his tile on the table. This is determined by the drawing of lots or by the heaviest domino in the hand.

## Rules

In most domino games, a line of tiles develops as players make their turns. The pips on the exposed ends of these dominoes count as points for scoring purposes. Depending on the rules of the game, this line may be called the line of play or the main line of dominos. Each tile played must be positioned adjacent to another domino with matching ends, or a spinner.

Usually, the first player (determined either by drawing lots or by which player holds the heaviest domino) plays the first tile on the table. After this, players draw additional dominoes from the boneyard and continue playing until one player can no longer play any of their tiles. Then the game ends and scoring is calculated. The player with the highest score wins.

## Variations

Many different types of domino can be created by varying the number of tiles used and the way they are placed on the table. For example, a player may choose to place domino halves edge to edge so that each end shows a particular number. This technique is known as “stitching up” the ends.

The quintessential domino variant is the two-player blocking game, which uses a double-six set of 28 tiles shuffled face down to form a stock or boneyard. Each player draws seven tiles from the stock and places them in front of him in a manner that other players cannot see the tile faces.

Players alternately play a domino from the boneyard, forming a line of play. Each player scores points whenever a domino is played that causes all exposed ends of his train to add up to a specific total.

## Materials

There are many different materials that can be used to make domino. Some of the most common are plastic and wood. These are often colored to distinguish one set from another. They are also often engraved with dots or other symbols. Dominoes are usually twice as long as they are wide and made to be thick enough that they can stand on edge without falling over.

Most domino sets are molded from synthetic materials like bakelite and other phenolic resins. Others are made from a variety of hardwoods such as beech or sipo mahogany. The more high-end wood dominos are made by true craftsmen and are considered works of art. These typically command a hefty price tag.

The Domino DF 500 is an ideal tool for woodworkers that work on smaller craft items and occasionally delve into small furniture and casework. It offers tenon sizes from 4 mm to 14 mm and comes with corner and flat connectors.

## Origins

Domino is a mutant mercenary with the ability to manipulate probabilities. She is a member of the mercenary group Six Pack and a frequent ally of Cable, although she has also worked with other hero groups, including X-Force and the X-Men.

Domino has a unique ability to create a psionic aura around herself that alters probabilities. This can cause improbable events to occur, from making a piece of enemy equipment malfunction to hitting just the right button to shut down a power overload.

Domino’s origin is uncertain, but it may have arrived in Britain in the late 18th century from France (possibly via French prisoners of war). It was probably introduced there by Native Americans who played a game called “Domino,” using colored bones as dominoes.

## Scoring

A domino has two ends and is numbered according to the number of dots on each end, also known as pips. Each end of a domino may have a value of six or blank, while a double has both values on both ends.

Before a game or hand begins, the numbered dominoes are shuffled and collected together in a separate pile, called the boneyard. The player with the least amount of unplaced dominoes is the winner of the hand or game.

The scoring system for domino games can be determined by calculating the total number of points scored in the dominoes’ open ends. For example, a 6-6 domino has open ends of 5 and 6. When a player adds a tile to the existing end of this chain, the score for the new end increases.