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How To Play Mexican Train



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this video will cover how to play the

domino game Mexican train the video will

start with the general concepts and

gameplay and then get into more of the

details for the game Mexican train is

played with 2 to 10 players each round

begins with a different double in the

middle the first round starts with the

double 12 the second round starts with

the double 11 and so on down to the

double 0 starting the last round the

beginning double Domino is set to the

side while players are drawing dominoes

depending on how many players are

playing the number of dominoes drawn at

the start varies the remaining dominoes

are pushed to the side and these

dominoes make up the boneyard the set

aside double Domino is placed in the

middle the object of the game is to have

the lowest score at the end of the game

each round ends when a player has played

all his dominoes into the middle

dominoes are played into the middle by

matching an open Domino amount in the

middle with the Domino from your pile

players score the total value of their

unplayed dominoes at the end of each

round to simplify this demonstration I

have reduced the number of dominoes for

each player from 15 to 7 I have flipped

up each player's dominoes for you to see

in an actual game you will keep your

dominoes hidden from the other players

layer one begins the round by matching a

Domino with a 12 side to the double 12

Domino in the middle on each player's

first turn the player is allowed to play

as many dominoes as he wants player 1

will continue to play his dominoes with

matching sides third one does not have a

Domino to match the open six and ends

his turn player two to the left goes

next and is able to play for matching

dominoes before being unable to play

player 3 goes next and is able to play

three matching dominoes and player four

ends the first terms with being able to

play two matching dominoes play returns

to player one

are only allowed to play multiple

dominoes on their first turn from the

second turn on players can only play one

Domino per turn

with the exception of playing a double

layer one is unable to play on his train

and has to draw a Domino from the

boneyard the Domino drawn has a matching

side and is played on two player ones

train play moves to player two who has

to draw from the boneyard the Domino

drawn does not match the open Domino on

player two's trained player two has to

pass and mark his train as open when a

player is unable to play a marker is

placed on his train signalling his train

is open any player is able to play on an

open train player two's train will

remain open until he is able to play a

Domino on it play moves to player three

and he is able to play a matching Domino

on player two's open train play moves to

player four player four is unable to

play a matching Domino on his train but

he does have a play to make during each

round one Mexican train can be started

any time after the first round a Mexican

Train is started by playing a matching

Domino to the middle double Domino in

this case therefore is able to play a

matching twelve Domino the Mexican train

is marked and can be played on by any

player going forward they moves to

player one who is able to play a

matching four Domino on to the Mexican

train play moves to player two who is

able to play a matching three Domino on

to the Mexican train although player two

was able to play his train is still open

because he did not play on his own train

play moves to player three who plays a

double five on to the Mexican train with

a double the player who played it is

granted an additional play but the play

has to match the double Domino played

player three plays a matching five on to

the double play moves to player four who

plays a double eight on to the Mexican

train when a player cannot match the

double he is required to draw player

fours draw does not match the double

played and player four is required to

open his train play moves to player one

although player one

has a matching 5 Domino for his own

train an open double must be played on

before any other moves are made player 1

is forced to draw from the boneyard and

draws a Domino with an 8 to satisfy the

devil they moves to player 2 who has to

draw from the boneyard player 2 draws a

Domino with a 10 and is able to play on

his own train this closes his train and

he removes the marker play moves to

player 3 who is able to play his last

Domino on the Mexican train matching the

10 side this ends the round player ones

unplayed dominoes have a value of 13

player two's unplayed dominoes have a

value of 40 one player fours unplayed

dominoes have a value of 32 the player

with the lowest score after all the

rounds are played wins the game

if a player can play a domino the play

must be made when a player draws a

Domino that can be played that Domino is

played if the boneyard is empty and a

player cannot play that player's turn is

skipped and his train is opened when a

player with an open train plays on

another player's open train his own

train stays open a train is only closed

when played on by its owner a double

must be played on before any other

dominoes are played player 2 cannot play

on his double he draws and opens his

train player 3 has to draw a Domino as

the double four is open even though

player 3 can play on his own train when

the Domino drawn does not match the

double player 3 has to pass and open his

train each player gets at least one turn

even if a player is able to play all his

dominoes on the first turn once all the

players have taken their first turn the

score is updated based on each player's

unplayed dominoes that wraps up how to

play Mexican train as with most games

you will

better with practice so don't be

discouraged if it takes you a few games

to catch on thanks for watching

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