Domino is a popular game that can be played in various ways. There are many different rules and variations, but the goal of any game is to create a sequence of dominoes that fall over one another. Dominos can be arranged in straight or curved lines, in grids that form pictures when they fall, or in 3D structures like towers and pyramids. Some domino games are scoring games that determine points based on the number of pips (spots) on each domino. Others are blocking games, where players try to prevent opponents from completing a certain action.
When Hevesh first started playing with dominoes, she was 9 years old. Her grandparents had a classic 28-piece set and she loved setting them up in a straight or curved line, flicking the first domino and watching the rest tumble in a cascade. This fascination with dominoes grew into a passion for creating incredible domino sets, and she now has a YouTube channel that features videos of her most elaborate creations. She has worked on team projects involving 300,000 dominoes and helped to set a Guinness World Record for the largest domino arrangement: 76,017 dominoes in a circular design.
As a youngster, Hevesh also learned about physics and the forces that affect how dominoes fall. The key to her designs is the Domino Effect, a phenomenon that occurs when one domino triggers a chain reaction in which the remaining dominoes each contribute an equal amount of force to the overall motion of the entire set.
The domino Effect is what allows Hevesh to build such impressive displays. When she is constructing an installation, she first tests each component separately to ensure that it works. She then moves on to the larger pieces, arranging them carefully to ensure that they are connected and will work as a whole. To make sure her dominoes are as accurate as possible, she even makes test runs and films them in slow-motion to verify that each piece is at its best before adding it to the final set.
The Domino Effect is a great way to think about story structure. If you think of every plot beat in your novel as a domino, it will help you to identify any scenes that don’t have enough logical impact on the scene that comes before it. This is especially important for writers who don’t use outlines or Scrivener to map out their stories ahead of time, because they may end up with scenes that feel “off” or out of place.