Dominoes are black and white rectangular tiles that are used to play a variety of games. The game can be divided into three main categories: blocking and drawing games, scoring games, and trick-taking games.
A lot of people think that dominoes are just a game of chance, but they are actually a game that requires skill and strategy. Skilful players will win more games than unskilled ones.
It is a tile-based game
Domino is a tile-based game that can be played indoors or outdoors. This makes it popular among families who are looking for a fun activity that can be played on a rainy day.
Tile-based games can be played by 1-4 players, with Mahjong involving 4 players and competitive domino variants involving teams of 2. Classic domino tiles are made from wood/bone or ceramics, while modern tile-based games use durable synthetic plastics for long lifetimes.
Match tile games require players to remove matching tiles, pair-by-pair, in order to clear a board. These games test board-awareness to the limit, as well as the ability to think of different possibilities when faced with a particular set of rules.
Some of the most famous tile-based games are Rummikub, Qwirkle, Tsuro, and Alhambra. These games involve a degree of strategy and are often very popular online, allowing players to compete with real people for high stakes.
It is a card game
Dominoes (also called bones, tiles or men) are like dice or playing cards in that they can be used to play a variety of games. They are a rectangular shape with a line down its middle to divide the ends into two squares, each of which has a number of spots–called pips.
The pips are either blank or have a certain number of spots, ranging from one to six on each end. A domino is usually considered heavier if it has more pips than a lighter tile.
Traditionally, domino sets have one unique piece for each possible combination of two ends with zero to six spots. These are commonly referred to as “double-six” sets because the highest-value piece has six pips on each end.
In a game of dominoes, each player draws the number of tiles specified in the rules and places them in front of him in such a way that the other players can’t see the pips. When the round is over, whoever has the lowest number of dominoes wins.
It is a board game
Domino is a board game that uses rectangular “domino” tiles. It is played by placing the tiles on a table and then trying to match sides that have the same number of dots.
The tiles have a line in the middle to divide them visually into two squares, called ends. Each end can have a number of spots, known as pips, or no spots at all.
In the most common domino variant (double-six), these values range from six pips down to none or blank.
Other sets have more pips on each end, and these are sometimes called “double eight” or “double twelve” sets.
A traditional Sino-European domino set consists of 28 pieces, colloquially called bones, cards, tiles, stones, spinners or tickets. The standard 28-piece set includes one unique piece for each possible combination of two ends with zero to six pips and seven additional “blank” combinations.
It is a Web application server
Domino provides a Web application server that hosts web sites that both Internet and intranet clients can access. These sites can contain pages stored in a Domino database, or they can be HTML files that have been converted to a URL.
All Web servers rely on the transport control protocol (TCP/IP) to communicate with each other and serve up documents in the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). In addition, all of these servers use the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) as a common language.
If you want to allow anonymous access to the Web servers in your Domino domain, leave the anonymous field set to “Yes” in the Internet Sites document and configure an Access Control List (ACL) that permits anonymous access only to the databases you want to allow to this user.
The Domino Web Agent authenticates users with CA SiteMinder(r) based on their user name from the Domino Directory. If the user is not defined in the Domino Directory, the Web Agent identifies that user as the Domino default user, which has general access to the Notes database.