Domino Art – How to Turn Dominoes Into Towers and Pyramids

Domino is a game that requires skill and cooperation to master. Whether you’re building a complex layout of straight lines, curved lines, or grids that form pictures when they fall, domino is a great way to spend time with friends and family. It also makes for a fantastic creative outlet. Domino art can be as simple or elaborate as you want, from a basic track to towers and pyramids that stand over three feet tall.

Hevesh started creating domino setups at age 10 and began posting videos of her creations on YouTube. Now 20, she has more than 2 million subscribers and creates spectacular domino art for movies, TV shows, and events—including an album launch for Katy Perry. She uses dominoes of all sizes to make intricate designs, and she always films in slow motion so she can see what she’s doing and correct mistakes.

In addition to blocking and scoring games, domino can be used to play a variety of other, less competitive games. One popular variant is Concentration, which uses a double-six set. Players take turns laying dominoes end to end (one’s touch one’s, two’s touch two’s, etc.). Each exposed end of a domino must match up with the matching ends of adjacent tiles; the player is awarded points for each matched pair.

Another popular domino game is Draw, which has a similar concept to Block but starts with the players taking fewer dominoes. Each turn, a player must place a domino on the table but passes their turn if they cannot play a domino or match an existing piece. During the course of the game, dominoes are added to a “draw” by placing them next to another tile until they have enough to take a turn again.

There are also a variety of other variations on the basic theme, including games in which the number of matching ends on adjacent tiles is determined by their total pips count. In many of these games, the winning players are those whose total numbers of pips match the least amount.

Like a domino, writing can have its ups and downs. If you’re a pantster, for instance—as opposed to making detailed outlines of your plot ahead of time—you might find yourself with scenes that don’t quite gel and ring true. But if you’re careful, you can give your scenes the extra boost they need to fall into place like dominoes on a well-built structure.