Dominoes

Overview

**Dominoes**generally refers to the collective gaming pieces making up a

*domino set*(sometimes called a

*deck*or

*pack*) or to the subcategory of tile games played with domino pieces. In the area of mathematical tilings

Tessellation

A tessellation or tiling of the plane is a pattern of plane figures that fills the plane with no overlaps and no gaps. One may also speak of tessellations of parts of the plane or of other surfaces. Generalizations to higher dimensions are also possible. Tessellations frequently appeared in the art...

and polyomino

Polyomino

A polyomino is a plane geometric figure formed by joining one or more equal squares edge to edge. It is a polyform whose cells are squares. It may be regarded as a finite subset of the regular square tiling with a connected interior....

es, the word domino often refers to any rectangle

Rectangle

In Euclidean plane geometry, a rectangle is any quadrilateral with four right angles. The term "oblong" is occasionally used to refer to a non-square rectangle...

formed from joining two congruent squares edge to edge. The traditional Sino-European domino set consists of 120 dominoes, colloquially nicknamed

*bones*,

*cards*,

*tiles*,

*tickets*,

*stones*, or

*spinners*.

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