# What is a Domino Effect?

Like dominoes, stories need to be carefully spaced. A story that is too long will make the reader lose interest and a story that is too short may miss out on some crucial plot points, such as a key moment of discovery or the hero’s climax. A domino effect is when an event causes other events to occur, either in a straight line or in a cascade. For example, if one student fails an exam, he or she will likely have trouble keeping up with schoolwork. This will affect his or her grades and other academic areas, and it could even lead to a drop out. The effects of this situation will be felt by parents, teachers, administrators, and students, and it could have a ripple effect on the community as a whole.

As a child, many of us watched in wonder as our grandparents or parents set up long chains of dominoes. We were amazed by their precision and the satisfying sound of them falling to the ground. These experiences gave us an understanding of the power and beauty of physics and how a simple impulse can lead to a domino effect that is much bigger than we are.

When a domino is knocked over, it creates an “impulse” that travels through the entire chain of dominoes in the same way that a nerve impulse travels down the length of an axon. This is why you can see a domino effect on video games. When you hit a button, the dominoes start to fall and it is almost magical to watch as they reach the end of their path and crash into one another.

The first domino is a little different than a standard piece of wood, it has a rectangular shape and is marked with an arrangement of spots or pips on one side, while the other side is blank or identically patterned. These pips are called the “value,” and they range from six to zero, depending on the domino variant.

Dominoes are normally twice as long as they are wide, and this makes it easy to stack them after each play. The most common variant of the domino is a double-six, and this is often referred to as the “standard” domino.

Most domino games involve positional play, which means that each player in turn places a domino edge to edge against another. The value of each domino is determined by its pips, and the value of each edge to edge pair of dominoes is added together for scoring purposes.

In some games, players may also be permitted to draw tiles from the stock (sometimes called the boneyard) to add to their own hands, and this can change the rules of the game. However, a player cannot draw more than they are allowed to play according to the game’s rules. If a player draws a tile that they are not allowed to play, the tiles must be recalled.