What is Dominos?
Dominos are small rectangular blocks with blank or marked faces resembling those on dice. A domino game is any of several games played with a set of these small blocks, generally 28 in number. Dominos are used for a variety of purposes, from basic block-building and scoring games to more complex games like pattern-making and trick-taking. Many of these games were popular in the past to circumvent religious proscriptions against playing cards.
In a game of domino, each player plays one tile per turn and places it so that it touches the end of a matching tile already on the table. The first player to play all of his or her tiles wins the game. Players score by accumulating points in accordance with rules set forth in the game. For example, a domino with two 6s on each end may be counted as six points; a double-blank as zero points. The most common and simple game is the traditional form of Draw and Chase, in which a domino placed so that it covers any exposed dots in the center of the circle is scored.
The game of domino is very popular in Europe and the Americas. In China, it is called pupai, and there are many variants of the game. The Chinese games differ from European ones in that the dominoes do not carry military or civil suit distinctions, and that the pips on the ends of the domino are always numbered, as they are in the American game.
A domino is a small rectangular wooden or plastic block with blank or marked faces, similar to dice. A domino set contains a total of 27 tiles and is designed for playing a variety of games. Most of these games involve blocking or scoring and are a great way to relieve stress.
Dominos can be played by two or more people. The number of dominoes to be played is usually specified, and the game may consist of a single round or multiple rounds. The player who scores the most points in a given round wins. In some games, the sum of the pips on opposing players’ tiles is awarded to the winner. In other games, the points are awarded to the partner of the player who “dominoes” (plays all of his or her tiles).
Despite this apparent simplicity, the rules of domino are somewhat complex. A domino’s placement is crucial, as the chain reaction that results when a single domino falls affects many other dominoes, causing them to topple in an ever-widening spiral. The reason for this is the law of conservation of energy: when a domino is standing upright, it has potential energy based on its position and the forces acting upon it. When the domino is pushed over, most of this potential energy is converted to kinetic energy, which causes it to fall and trigger a chain reaction.
When Domino’s first began to experience declining sales, David Brandon, the CEO before Doyle, knew he had to address this issue. He started by sticking close to the company’s core values, including one that reads, “Champion Our Customers.” This meant listening closely to employees, who told him their biggest complaint was long wait times for delivery. Then he put changes into place, such as relaxing the dress code and revamping employee training programs.