How many dominoes do you start with in Mexican Train?
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 play on someone else’s train if you haven’t started your own?
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 in Mexican Train when a double Cannot be satisfied?
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. If he is unable to, the player marks his own train public and then the obligation to satisfy the double continues on the following players according to the same rules.