Domino is a popular game that dates back centuries. It’s an engaging and challenging game that teaches children how to develop patience and strategic thinking. It’s also a fun way to spend time with your friends and family, if you don’t have any other options for entertainment.
When I was a kid, dominoes were one of my favorite toys. I loved lining them up in a straight or curved line and watching them fall, one domino after another. I remember thinking about how the pieces would float in the air when they fell, just like the stars in the sky.
A domino is a piece of wood or metal marked with pips and used for playing games. They’re typically made of bone, silver lip ocean pearl oyster shell (MOP), ivory, or a dark hardwood such as ebony. The pips of some dominoes can be inlaid or painted to add interest and appeal.
Unlike other board games, dominoes aren’t played with a billiard ball or dice. They’re a unique form of strategy that can be used by both adults and kids alike.
The falling domino principle was first popularized by a columnist for the New York Times in 1941. In the article, Edward Alsop described how American policy in Indochina was a “falling domino.” It was an analogy that was popular during the Cold War and continues to resonate today, when a single decision could trigger a cascade of events that impacts people’s lives across the globe.
It was this adage that led to the domino effect, which is the idea that small decisions can create big ripple effects in our lives. This concept has been applied to a variety of areas, including personal development, business, and politics.
I’ve used the domino effect in my own life and business to help me prioritize tasks that will help achieve a larger goal. This is a powerful way to keep things from getting overwhelming and preventing me from taking action on certain aspects of my business.
When I’m trying to pick the right dominoes for my goals, I look for activities that are going to be difficult, but will make a difference in the long run. These are the dominoes that will move other tasks forward and create a positive ripple effect in the future.
My grandmother had a garage full of tools, so I used these to craft my own dominoes using a combination of drill presses, radial arm saws, and scroll saws. The result was a domino that’s more than three feet tall and weighed 100 pounds.
Hevesh says she tries to use as many different materials as possible when creating her dominoes. She also makes test versions of her designs to ensure they work individually before she commits to a final version. She even films her tests in slow motion so she can make adjustments when needed.
Lily Hevesh has a passion for dominoes that started at age 9. Her parents were both artists, and she grew up in a house where she was constantly being shown her grandparents’ extensive domino collection. She’s now a professional domino artist and posts her videos on her YouTube channel Hevesh5.