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.

## Can you start a Mexican Train on your first turn?

Starting the Mexican Train

The public Mexican Train begins on an empty line that matches the station number (i.e., 6) in the center or shared between players. It is open to every player and can be started any time after the first round of turns.

## 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 .

How many dominoes do you start with in Mexican Train? – Related Questions

## 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.

## Can you end Mexican Train on a double?

If they cannot “finish the double”, they must draw a domino, and if they cannot play it on the double, their own train becomes “public”. Single and double blanks are considered wilds. Mexican train dominoes can end on a double. Branching on doubles as in Chicken Foot is allowed as an option (see Variations below).

## Can you start another players Mexican Train?

The Mexican Train: A train separate from all players’ personal trains may be started on any turn (except the first turn) by any player who so chooses to play a domino from his extras, but must have one end that is the same denomination as the engine in the center. The Mexican Train grows as others play.

## Can you play trains with 2 people?

To play Mexican Train with two players, you will need:

A double-9 domino set. Two markers for each player’s train. Two pennies or coins of the same kind work well.

## Can you play on the Mexican Train if you haven’t started your own?

The player’s own train. The Mexican Train (if not yet started, the player can start the train with a domino matching the central Double). Another player’s train but only if it is has a marker on it.

## What are the rules of dominoes 2 players?

(If 2 players, each draws 7 or 8 tiles; 3 or 4 players, draw 5 or 6 tiles.) After each player draws his hand from the deck, the remaining tiles are pushed to one side to make up the boneyard. If a player cannot match a tile with one in the layout, he must draw from the boneyard until he picks a tile that can be played.

1. At the start of a two-player game, each draws a hand of seven Dominoes. For three or four players, each draws five Dominoes. Player with the highest Double, or if no Double, the highest Domino, plays first, playing any Domino he wishes from his hand.

## 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.

## 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.

## 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 say last tile in Mexican Train?

The End of Play The last domino in your hand must be announced. You can announce by tapping your tile loudly on the table or by saying ”uno” loudly. If another player notices that you have one tile left and have not announced it then he can make you draw two tiles from the boneyard, unless it is empty.

## 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 is a single blank worth 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 put a blank domino on anything?

Game Option 1: Blanks can be used as “wild cards” where they are without number in and may join with any tiles regardless of numeral including other blanks. Game Option 2: Blanks count as zero and can be joined only to other blanks, not to any other number.