Dominoes are a game of chance in which players try to knock over others’ dominoes by laying down tiles that match their opponents’ numbers. There are many variations of the game. The most common version is the double-six, which uses 28 dominoes whose value on one side is six pips and on the other side is no pips or blank.
Dominos are also a popular game in Europe. The game originated in Italy and spread to Austria, southern Germany and France. In the late 18th century, the word “domino” appeared for the first time in English and is thought to be derived from the French words “dominée” and “men,” which were used to refer to masquerades worn by peasants.
When it comes to playing the game of domino, it’s important to keep the rules in mind. A basic version of the game, known as Five-Up, requires a set of 28 dominoes and requires each player to draw seven tiles from the stock, then place them on the table in front of him or her.
A player takes turns laying down dominoes on the table until he or she runs out of tiles to lay or the other players do. If a player can’t lay down a tile that matches the number of spots on the next domino, the player must pick a sleeping tile from the set to add to his or her set. The winning partner is the one whose total of all the dominoes with spots in his or her set is least.
While the game of dominoes is simple, it’s not without its challenges. For instance, it can be hard to tell whether you’re laying a matching tile because you can’t see your opponent’s number of pips on the tile you’re laying down.
Another challenge is creating the perfect combination of dominoes for the final design. Hevesh says it’s essential to keep the number of dominoes in her installations small, so they won’t overwhelm the space they’re in. This also helps her create a clean, professional look to her creations.
To ensure her installations are beautiful and functional, Hevesh tests every section of her installation in slow-motion. Filming the test versions of each section allows her to correct any flaws in her design before she puts them up.
Before she begins a new installation, Hevesh says she likes to make a list of what the project needs. Then she outlines her plans in detail. She starts by deciding where she wants to put each section of the display, which dominoes it will take, and which sections should be 3-D and which flat.
Once she’s outlined her plan, Hevesh begins to make her installation. She sets up the biggest 3-D sections first, then adds flat arrangements and finally lines of dominoes that connect all the sections together.
Once she has the perfect combination of dominoes for her design, she’ll begin letting them tumble. That’s when the magic happens. When the first domino is toppled, it releases a huge amount of energy that reaches the next domino and knocks it over.