# How do u play Mexican Train dominoes?

The player starts their ‘train’ by putting their first domino into their chosen slot on the hub. The end pointing towards the middle must match the central hub domino. They then continue to extend this ‘train’ by adding more dominoes from their hand until they can’t put down any more.

Number of players/domino set: 2 to 4 players using a double-9 set; 2 to 8 players using a double-12 set; and 9-12 players, or more, using a double-15 or 18 set.

## How many pieces do you get with 2 players in Mexican Train?

At the start of each round, the dominoes are placed face-side down, shuffled, and drawn by players to form their hands. Using the double-nine set, players draw dominoes as follows: 2–4 players: 10 dominoes each. 5–6 players: 9 dominoes each.

## How do you score the Mexican Train game?

Scoring A player that empties their hand scores zero points. At this point all the other players score the total number of pips/ dots on the dominoes left in their hand. Usually, a series of games are played and whoever has the least points at the end of the series, wins the match.

How do u play Mexican Train dominoes? – Related Questions

## What does the double zero count in Mexican Train?

After someone has gone out, everyone counts up the dots on their remaining dominoes. If you have a double zero (which has no dots on it) when the game ends, it’s worth 50 points!! You don’t want to be left stuck with that double zero domino.

## What if no one can satisfy a double in Mexican Train?

If they cannot satisfy the double from hand, they draw a tile and if that does not match the double either, they pass and place a penny on their own train; the duty of satisfying the double then passes to the following player in turn.

## How does a game of Mexican Train end?

The game ends when the first player runs out of dominoes and grants them a score of 0. All other plays add up the number of pips (dots) on their remaining dominoes. Reset and play two more rounds. The person with the lowest score after all three rounds wins.

## How many points are the blanks in Mexican Train?

Each blank scores 25 points and the double blank domino scores 50 points. The player with the lowest score wins. The winner of the game then gets the honor of depressing the center starter engine tile , to hear the “Woo Woo” win!

## Can you end Mexican Train on an unsatisfied double?

If the player finishes his turn without satisfying the double, the following player has the obligation to satisfy that double. If that player is unable to satisfy the double from his hand, he must draw from the boneyard and satisfy the double with that domino.

## Can you play on someone else’s train if you haven’t started yours?

even if you haven’t started on your own train.

In fact, many people have won the game without every playing on their own train. This leads us into the discussion of how many tiles you need to answer a double .

## What happens if you cant close a double in Mexican Train?

If the subsequent players cannot close the double even after drawing, they must place a marker on their personal train. If it is impossible to close a double because all 12 tiles that would match it have already been played, that open double does not restrict play.

## What happens when you run out of tiles to draw in Mexican Train?

If there are no more tiles in the “bone pile,” a player must pass and place a marker on his train. The round is over when one player has played his final tile or when the game is blocked because no one holds a playable tile and all tiles in the “bone pile” have been drawn.

## Can you end on an open double in Mexican Train?

The double must be closed, so if someone else lays another double play continues until a player plays a closing tile. You and opponents will have to draw from the bone pile if no one has a playable tile. Our mobile and online Mexican Train Domino games handle all the rules and normal play for you.

## How many open trains can you have in Mexican Train?

The official ruling appears to be that there is one train per player, and one Mexican Train (or Caboose) which is public and always open to all players.

## Do you have to tap in Mexican Train?

A- When you get down to one tile, you can tap on the table and/or announce “uno”. If you don’t tap and are caught by another player you have to draw 2 tiles. NOTE:This is the rule used by most train groups but we have never played with a group that actually enforces the drawing of two tiles.

## What happens if you don’t tap in Mexican Train?

If another player notices you didn’t tap or announce, you have to draw two tiles from the bone pile. However, if there are no remaining tiles, you still lose your turn but don’t have to draw. If one tile is left, you still draw the last one.

## What do you say when you have one domino left?

This is the official rule: If you don’t announce that you have only one tile left BEFORE the next player completes their turn, then you must draw two tiles as your penalty. You announce that you have one tile left by announcing “Uno” or some people tap a domino twice on the table to announce it.

## What are dots on a domino called?

Each domino is a rectangular tile, usually with a line dividing its face into two square ends. Each end is marked with a number of spots (also called pips or dots) or is blank.