What is the double blank worth in Mexican train?

50 points
A double-blank tile is worth 50 points. At the end of the final round the person with the least amount of total points for all the rounds is declared the winner. If there is a tie, the person with the most zero point rounds is the winner.

How long is a game of Mexican Train?

Mexican Train is a modern version of Dominoes, played with 91 double-12 dominoes. Because of its simplicity, it can be played by nearly anyone, anywhere. Depending on the type of game you play, it can last from a single, 20-minute game to a 12-round game lasting hours.

Can you play on the Mexican Train before starting your own?

3) You can also start or play on the Mexican Train. It must start with a twelve (EX: for round 1) You play one domino to start it. From then on it is open season on the Mexican train, anyone can play on it at any time. Only one Mexican train is allowed per game, but it can be started at any time.

Can you start a Mexican Train on your first turn?

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.

Can someone else start your train in Mexican train?

Do you have to satisfy a double in Mexican train?

If you can’t play, place your marker on your train. If after your turn, a double remains unsatisfied, each subsequent player (including you) is obligated to satisfy it if he can. If there are two or more open doubles, they must be closed (one per turn) in the order they were played.

How do you keep score in Mexican Train?

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.

Do you have to satisfy a double in Mexican Train?

What if I can’t start a train in Mexican train?

If a player is unable to start their train in their first turn, they simply put their train marker next to their slot. If, in a later turn, the player draws a domino that enables them to start their train, they can only play this one domino and remove their marker.

What if I can’t start a train in Mexican Train?

What’s the fastest way to play Mexican Train?

These rules assume you are using a double-12 or double-9 set. (For a faster game with 2 to 4 players, use a double-9 set, or remove the 36 tiles with 10 or more pips from a double-12 set.) Be the first to play all of your dominoes, or at least as many high-point dominoes as possible, in each round.

What are the official rules for Mexican Train?

This version of rules for Mexican Train is based on the original, “official” rules by Roy & Katie Parsons ©1994 and copyrighted by Puremco, Inc. in 2005. They were written by David Bauguess in 2007 for ease of use. These rules use a popular alternative rule for playing doubles that adds strategic interest to the game.

When did David Bauguess write Mexican Train Rules?

They were written by David Bauguess in 2007 for ease of use. These rules use a popular alternative rule for playing doubles that adds strategic interest to the game. Mexican Train can be played with various size domino sets (double-6, double-9, double-12, etc.). These rules assume you are using a double-12 or double-9 set.

What do you need to play Mexican Train dominoes?

Sets specifically marketed for the play of Mexican Train Dominoes usually have differently coloured little plastic trains that are used to mark each player’s train. This applies to all domino games – if you’ve played any type of dominoes before, skip to the Preparation section.