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Dominos was founded in the mid-1960s by businessman Tom Monaghan, who aimed to open stores that could deliver pizza quickly, a service he believed his target market would appreciate. He focused on putting the restaurants near college campuses to reach young adults, and his strategy proved successful, resulting in the company’s rapid growth.

In the earliest times, dominoes were used as building blocks and for gambling. They were also popular in some areas to circumvent prohibitions against playing cards, and a number of different domino games have been invented, most of which involve blocking an opponent’s play while scoring points. A domino is a rectangular plastic tile marked with one or more rows of numbers, called “pips”, on each end. Each end is normally a different color, and the value of a domino may be determined by the sum of the values of the pips on its two sides. The most common domino sets are double-nine (55 tiles), double-12, and double-15, but larger sets can be found, such as the double-18.

While a game of domino can be as simple or complex as a player wants it to be, many players find that creating an intricate layout is the most rewarding experience. These artistic displays can be anything from straight lines to curved patterns, grids that form pictures, and even 3D structures like towers or pyramids. There is no set formula for this art, but most artists use physics as their guide, with an understanding of how a domino will fall.

One physical principle is particularly important for creating these elaborate arrangements, and that’s the law of gravity. When a domino is knocked over, it falls toward the ground in a circular motion that can take several nail-biting minutes to complete. Hevesh, a renowned domino artist, has described how she relies on the force of gravity to create her massive layouts:

While a game of domino can be played by two or more players, most games are played between one player and another. The first player begins by placing a single domino on the table, usually a double-six. The next player then matches this domino with another, placing it on the table so that its pips align with those of the previous domino. These two tiles are then connected, and additional dominoes are placed in a pattern until all the tiles have been laid or the player is unable to continue. This process is known as the chain reaction.

Domino and the Art of Domino Layouts