# What is Domino?

Domino is a game involving a series of rectangular, square or round tiles with a number of pips on each side. These pips form one or more lines, called the string or line of play. Each player takes turns placing a domino on the table so that it is touching one end of a line already played, which then gradually increases in length. When a domino is played so that both ends show the same number, it is said to be “stitched up.”

The first player to place a tile on the string is the leader. He is permitted to draw a specified number of tiles from the stock for use in the next turn, adding them to his own dominoes. He is also permitted to take a double when the turn opens, and he may place a second domino onto his existing dominoes. He is then allowed to play this domino before the opponent, who must then follow suit in a manner prescribed by the rules of the particular game.

Dominoes are usually played by two or more people, and a win is achieved by the partner whose total sum of spots on all of his remaining dominoes is lowest at the end of the match. However, there are many variations of the game that go by the same name and have very similar and sometimes identical rules.

Most games of domino fall into one of four categories: blocking or scoring games, matching games, and round games. The most common blocking and scoring games are played with a set of dominoes where each domino has the same number of pips on the two adjacent sides. Matching games require the players to match dominoes with each other by matching a number of pips on one side to a certain number of pips on the opposite side. Round games are played with the same type of dominoes and can be thought of as adaptations of card games, which were once popular in some regions to circumvent religious prohibitions against playing cards.

Hevesh makes test versions of each part of her installations, filming them in slow motion to ensure they work. Once each piece is complete, Hevesh adds the larger 3-D sections first, then the flat arrangements and finally the lines that connect all of the parts together. Her creations are a testament to the power of the domino effect, where a small nudge can cause thousands of dominoes to tip over and cascade into a chain reaction that leads to an amazing final result.

The domino effect applies to many different areas of our lives, not just the physical act of throwing a small piece of wood on top of another. In our careers and relationships, the same concept holds true. A single setback can tangle up many different aspects of our lives, leading to a chain reaction that affects everything from our finances to our relationships. The key is to keep moving forward, even if the results aren’t always perfect.