Domino is a game of tiles that can be used to build chains, lines, and other shapes that create patterns. It is a very popular and easy-to-play game that can be enjoyed by all ages. The game can be a great way to teach children counting and addition, as well as how to follow rules. It can also be a fun way to spend time with friends and family.
The game of domino has been around for many years. The first written records of dominoes date back to the mid-18th century in Italy and France. The game is played by two or more players, and each player places a domino edge to edge against another in such a way that the adjacent edges match (i.e., 5 to 5) or form some other specified total. The resulting chain of dominoes can form a line of play, a shape such as a square or a cross, or a grid that can be used for building structures.
A key part of the fun in playing domino is watching how the chains develop. The domino chain grows snake-like as the players make their turns, and the shapes that are formed are a result of the whims and limitations of the players and the playing surface. The shape of a chain can provide a large part of the entertainment value for both the players and the spectators.
If a player cannot make a play, he passes. Depending on the rules of the particular game being played, this may mean that he must draw another hand or that he must “buy” another tile from the stock (see Passing and Byeing below).
Occasionally a domino is placed so that no one can make another play. In this case, the game is blocked and the winners are the players who have a number of tiles in their hands that add up to the winning score for the game. This scoring method may be a rule that is agreed upon by all the players in a game.
When a player draws more than the number of tiles that he is permitted to take in his hand, he must draw those additional tiles from his hand and return them to the stock without looking at them. This is called overdrawing, and it must be corrected before the next player begins to draw.
When Domino’s founder, David Brandon, became CEO of the company, he made it a priority to listen to employees. This included talking directly with them and providing training opportunities that allowed them to express their concerns in a safe environment. He also focused on the company’s core values, one of which is to Champion Our Customers. This approach helped the company to turn around in a short amount of time. As a result, they were able to implement a number of changes that helped employees stay happy and productive at work. This ultimately led to a higher level of customer satisfaction.