Domino is a small, flat block used as a game piece in many different types of games. They are also referred to as bones, pieces, men, or cards and are made from rigid materials such as wood, bone, or plastic. There are a large number of different domino sets in use around the world and a wide variety of games that can be played with them. Two of the most common domino games are Block and Draw.
Both of these games are played on a table surface with one person per pair of players. Each player has a hand of dominoes, usually 28 tiles in a standard double-six set although other sets can be used. When it is their turn, the first player places a domino onto the table, positioning it edge to edge against another domino and either matching them in total pip count or forming a specific total. The next player then plays a domino into the chain by placing it on top of the previous tile and continuing with their turn until there is no more play possible or they have no more dominoes to place.
The last domino to be placed determines whether the player or their partner wins. The winner is the partner whose dominoes have a combined total that matches the number on the last domino placed. In the case of a tie, the player may choose to play any of their remaining dominoes and pass their turn.
Several famous domino rallies have been used to demonstrate the concept of the “domino effect.” This is a term that refers to a sequence of events that starts with a simple action and results in much larger—and often catastrophic—consequences. Dominoes can be stacked to form very intricate and complex designs, and it is possible to build structures with them that are almost impossible to destroy.
In the business world, a good domino is a task that contributes to the completion of a larger goal or project. These tasks are typically challenging and require a great deal of time and focus to complete. Good dominoes are often critical components of important projects and can have a positive impact on future outcomes.
Domino’s labor shortage is a major headwind to its ability to execute its delivery business and run sales promotions. This has slowed the company’s delivery growth and may limit its ability to capture market share gains from third-party delivery services like DoorDash. Over the long term, Domino’s extensive store network and supply chain efficiencies should enable it to drive delivery growth despite these short-term challenges. In addition, I believe its digital channel and carryout business offer competitive advantages that will help it compete effectively with third-party delivery providers. I expect Domino’s to continue to gain share in the fast-food delivery industry.