# Different Types of Domino Games

Domino is a popular game that involves laying down dominoes so that the numbers on adjacent ones match each other. Normally, dominoes are laid in a line, but they can also be played at angles to make a figure or pattern. There are many different games that can be played with dominoes, but most of them fall into four categories: bidding games, blocking games, scoring games and round games.

In most domino games, the first player to play a tile has the right to start the chain. This is referred to as “the set,” “the down,” or “the lead.” The first player must place a tile on the table positioning it so that it touches only one end of the domino chain. The next player may then place a domino on that end of the chain, or he may “stitched up” the ends of the chain by placing a second tile before the first one.

The players continue to play dominoes in sequence until the domino chain reaches the desired length and no more tiles can be added to the chain. Then the winner is declared. Often, there is a rule that the winning player must add to his score the number of pips remaining in the losers’ hands at the end of the hand or game. This process is known as “counting up.”

Most people who have ever played domino have heard of the popular game called Twenty-One. This game is a simple, but challenging, way to pass the time. It can be played alone or with friends. To play Twenty-One, each person has a deck of dominoes and they place them on the table in such a way that there is a line of dominoes going down the center of the table. Then each player takes turns putting down a domino, either a double or a single, so that it touches at least one of the other dominoes. The last domino to touch a domino in the chain is considered the winning player.

When it comes to writing novels, plotting is key. Whether the author writes off the cuff or uses a detailed outline, he must have a good grasp of what will happen next in his story to keep readers engaged. This concept can be applied to the construction of scenes in a novel, just as it applies to the building of a domino chain.

When constructing scenes in a novel, it is important to remember that the scene must advance the story forward by moving the hero closer to or farther from his goal. It is also important to have the scene feel right for the hero and his situation. It should not be too long (too many details can slow the pace) nor too short and shallow (it will not seem real to the reader). The right balance must be struck, just as it is when creating a domino chain. When the scene is right, the reader will be hooked and want to read more.