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.
Who created the game Mexican Train?
Among them is the game of Tien Gow, also called Heaven-Nine, that was standardized in 1120 A.D. The more-recent Chinese domino game of Chicken Foot also is considered an inspiration. Mexican Train as we know it today was developed by Roy and Katie Parsons from Newport Coast, Calif.
Is there only one Mexican Train?
The Mexican Train grows as others play. The Mexican Train is always public, and there can only be one Mexican Train built within each round. Other General Rules: Players must always play if they have an eligible tile. If there are no more tiles in the “bone pile,” a player must pass and place a marker on his train.