What does the train mean in 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.
Why is the domino game called Mexican Train?
Like mobsters playing poker and British spies with a Baccarat habit, Mexican Train Dominoes is most likely called as much because Americans saw it played by Mexicans. But it’s not originally a Mexican game, and it has nothing to do with real Mexican trains, stereotypes, or public transportation.
What is the difference between dominoes and Mexican Train?
Regular dominoes are typically played with a set of Double 6, which has 28 tiles. Mexican Train uses sets based on the number of players and the game’s version. Suggestions include: 2-4 players = Double 9, 55 tiles.