Play Mexican Train Dominoes online with official rules—for free!
Play this free online Mexican Train Dominoes game against three computer players and invite your friends to enjoy it too. If you’ve never played before, these are the basic rules:
The objective of Mexican Train Dominoes is to have the lowest score at the end of all rounds, preferably by playing all your tiles before anyone else. Your score is the total number of pips (dots) on each tile left at the end of each round.
General rules of Mexican Train Dominoes include:
Each round starts with a double, which is a domino that is the same on both sides, like 12|12.
The "boneyard" is where undrawn tiles lay for each player to draw from. You can draw 1 domino from the boneyard on each turn if you have no other tiles to play.
Each player gets a personal "train" of dominoes. There’s an additional "Mexican Train" that is public and you can play a tile on it on any turn.
You must connect one end of a domino with another of the same number on a train, such as 3|4 - 4|9 - 9|1.
If you can’t make a play on your train, the Mexican Train, or after drawing a domino from the boneyard your train is marked as "open", and other plays can play on your train. This can be helpful or it can be harmful depending on your opponent’s strategy and the luck of the draw. You can close your train by playing a tile on your train again.
If a player plays a double domino, they must “cover the double”. This means you get to play an extra tile, which helps you run out of dominoes faster—just make sure you have an available tile to play.
Helpful hints and strategies for Mexican Train Dominoes
Play on your personal train for as long as possible. It’ll hinder your opponents and sustain any strategies you might have for longer.
You can rotate the tiles by double-clicking or tapping them and you can reorder your unplayed tiles in the space at the bottom of the playing area. This is a helpful way to lay out a strategy to match tiles and doubles on your train while you wait for other players to play.