A History of Domino Games
Dominoes is an ensemble of game-changing tile-based board games played between matching plastic tiles, commonly referred to as domino tiles. Each domino is normally a flat, rectangular tile with two square edges separating its side from those of the adjacent tiles. It has four edges – one vertical and three horizontal – and has no hole on its reverse side. Each edge is also marked with at least one number or is blank. Domino tiles are then placed in a pile, each tile arranged in a specific pattern to form a single, stacks of domino tiles.
Dominoes, which came into being around the late 18th century, had undergone several transformations before reaching the state that it is in today. In the early days, a domino was a piece of wood that, when heated, would lock three neighboring dominoes together, resulting in a total score for the player who pulled off the heist. The concept was borrowed from the ancient game called the Twister, in which a player would rotate a disc (usually a spinner) by rapidly striking the center of the disc with the head of the stick. This technique was later made more difficult by the introduction of dominoes to the European market. In fact, prior to the appearance of dominoes, all available variants of the game were based on hand-eye coordination, whereby a player could manipulate his tiles to create patterns that would provide him with strategic advantages.
Dominoes in their present state have been adapted into a wide variety of games, including a game played in domino-fashion on the popular board game board called Candyland. Domino versions also appear regularly in video games such as the well-knowndomino-style video game called Bone Dash, in which the player must guide a group of dominoes through a maze to reach the finish line without hitting any of the dominoes, and similar games such as the much-loved Bubble Bobble. While these variants demonstrate the versatility of the domino, there is little doubt that the original was a simpler game, with perhaps even greater staying power due to its simplicity. Dominoes continue to please fans of the classic card game with their quirky, colorful designs, and they remain a favorite pastime for countless numbers of players.