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A pastime played with standard Domino pieces. Stacking is the balancing of domino pieces on a single domino. Toppling is the standing on end of domino pieces in such a fashion to see how many can be toppled by one push. See Dominoes 219

Played at the basic levels by children all over the world. At the higher exhibition levels and record breaking attempts although practised all over the world it is very strong in China And the Middle East also the Netherlands.

At the higher levels and record attempts tend to be in the public eye large shop windows and major exhibitions seem very popular venues, largely because of the time it takes to set up an attempt, many days. public anticipation and interest is huge.

Domino toppling and Stacking can be played for the enjoyment and satisfaction of everyone, although to be successful at higher levels extreme hand eye co-ordination is essential. and if complex designs are attempted imagination.

Toppling the standing on end of dominoes in a manner that by one push they will all fall, one pushing another and so on. the range starts with children and one set of dominoes, to ambitious layouts where the the single line splits to several lines going up and down slopes round in circles over and under the line of pieces. a real test of imagination, patience and steadiness of hand. Stacking is the balancing of pieces one on another spreading out and up from the initial piece

A single handed toppling record was set in 2003 by Ma Li Hua of China 303,621 pieces toppled out of 303,628 set. And a group record set in the Netherlands in 2002 of 3,847,295 pieces toppled from a possible 4,000,000. Matthias Aish of Germany successfully stacked 726 dominoes onto a single supporting domino in 2003.

There are not competitions as such, but there are official records set. The ultimate potential must be to see your name in the Guinness Book Of World Records. or be recorded by the The International Record Breakers Club.

A set of Dominoes (28 pieces) can be purchased for a couple of pounds. Successful stacking or toppling is there for an expensive pastime.

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