Mexican Train is a popular domino game that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. It is a game that requires strategy, skill, and a bit of luck. One of the most important aspects of the game is setting up the initial board. In this article, we will discuss how many dominoes you start with in Mexican Train and provide some FAQs to help you better understand the game.

The number of dominoes you start with in Mexican Train depends on the number of players. If you have two to four players, each player should receive 15 dominoes. If you have five to six players, each player should receive 12 dominoes.

Once all players have their dominoes, the remaining dominoes are placed in the middle of the table and are referred to as the “boneyard.” The first player then places a domino in the middle of the table to start the game.

## How Do You Play Mexican Train?

Mexican Train is played in rounds, with each player taking a turn during each round. The game starts with the player who has the highest double (i.e. a domino with the same number on both ends). If no one has a double, then the player with the highest domino starts.

After the first domino is played, players take turns adding dominoes to the board. Each domino played must match the end of a domino already on the board. If a player cannot make a move, they must draw a domino from the boneyard. If they still cannot make a move, they must “pass” their turn.

If a player plays a double, they must also place a marker on the double to signify that it is their personal “train.” Other players can play on the double, but they must first ask permission from the player who has the train. If that player cannot play on the double, they must draw from the boneyard.

If a player cannot play at the end of their turn, they must draw a domino from the boneyard. If there are no more dominoes in the boneyard, players must continue to pass their turn until someone can make a move.

The game is over when a player uses all of their dominoes, or when no one can make a move. At the end of the game, players tally up the number of pips on the dominoes they have left in their hand. The player with the lowest score wins.

## FAQs

1. What is the goal of Mexican Train?
2. The goal of Mexican Train is to use all of your dominoes before the other players and have the lowest score at the end of the game.

3. What happens if a player cannot play?
4. If a player cannot make a move, they must draw a domino from the boneyard. If they still cannot make a move, they must “pass” their turn.

5. What happens if a player plays a double?
6. If a player plays a double, they must also place a marker on the double to signify that it is their personal “train.” Other players can play on the double, but they must first ask permission from the player who has the train. If that player cannot play on the double, they must draw from the boneyard.

7. What happens at the end of the game?
8. The game is over when a player uses all of their dominoes, or when no one can make a move. At the end of the game, players tally up the number of pips on the dominoes they have left in their hand. The player with the lowest score wins.

9. What is the boneyard?
10. The boneyard is the pile of dominoes that are not distributed to the players at the beginning of the game. Players can draw dominoes from the boneyard if they cannot make a move.

11. Can more than one player have a train?
12. Yes, each player can have their own train.

13. Can you play Mexican Train with two players?
14. Yes, you can play Mexican Train with two to eight players. If you have two to four players, each player should receive 15 dominoes. If you have five to six players, each player should receive 12 dominoes. If you have seven to eight players, each player should receive 10 dominoes.

15. Can you play Mexican Train online?
16. Yes, Mexican Train is available to play online on various websites and apps.

17. Does Mexican Train have any variations?
18. Yes, there are various variations of Mexican Train, including the “Chickenfoot” variation and the “Double Dozen” variation.

19. Is Mexican Train a difficult game to learn?
20. Mexican Train is relatively easy to learn, but it does require strategy and skill to play well.