How to Use the Domino Effect in Storytelling

Domino is a game played with a set of small rectangular wood or plastic blocks, each bearing from one to six dots resembling those on dice. A domino is usually referred to as a “tile,” although the pieces are more commonly known as dominoes or dominoes (singular). A set of 28 dominoes is a full set. When a domino is tipped ever-so-slightly, it causes the other dominoes to fall in a beautiful cascade. This is what’s called the “domino effect.”

When it comes to writing, a domino effect refers to any event or situation that triggers other events in your story to follow. This could be a character making an offhand comment that leads to another character taking action, which triggers still more events—in an endless loop of domino effect. In this article, we’ll look at some ways to use the domino effect in your storytelling.


A domino is a small rectangular block with one face emblazoned with the number 1 and a matching face that can be used for scoring or playing games. The other face is blank or has an arrangement of spots, or pips, similar to those on a die. Each domino has a line or ridge running through its center, which divides the identity-bearing face into two equal parts. Dominoes are most often grouped in sets of 28, with each domino having an identically patterned counterpart.

They are sometimes also referred to as bones, cards, stones or tickets, and they’re popular with children, who enjoy lining them up in long rows. There are many different types of games that can be played with dominoes, which have been popular for centuries. They’re fun for kids to play alone or with friends, and they can also be a great way for teens to spend time together.

Dominoes are typically used for positional games, in which each player in turn places a domino edge to edge against another so that the adjacent faces are either identical (e.g., 5 to 5) or form some specified total (e.g., 30). Dominoes can also be stacked vertically to form structures such as towers and arches, and are sometimes used for marking or drawing patterns.

In addition to positional games, dominoes can also be used for other kinds of games, such as gambling and strategy games. They’re also used as a tool for teaching fractions and other basic math skills, and they can even be used to illustrate the concept of inevitability.

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