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Official rules for playing Mexican Train Dominoes

Domino Set: Double-Twelves

Number of Rounds: 13
Number of Players: 4
Number of Trains: 5
Number of Dominoes Dealt (to each player): 15

Object of the Game: The player with the fewest points at the end of the game wins. Each dot on a domino is worth a point. Each round is scored individually after a player plays all of his dominoes or no more turns can be taken.

How to Play: Each round begins with the player who was dealt the double domino for that round (i.e., double-twelve starts round 12).

A domino can be played on the player’s own train, The Mexican Train, or any other opposing player’s OPEN train.

All trains must start with a domino that corresponds to the round number (i.e., all trains must start with a twelve-sided domino in round 12).

If you do not have a domino to play, then you must DRAW one from the BONEYARD. If you still do not have a domino to play, then you must PASS.

The BONEYARD is the number of dominoes in the draw pile.

During a player's turn, the player can play as many double dominoes as he wants as long as he can finish his turn by playing a non-double domino ('covering the double').

If the double cannot be covered, then the player must draw from the BONEYARD to see if his drawn domino can cover the double.

If he still cannot cover the double then he must PASS and the next player is responsible for covering the double.

Normal play continues when the double is covered.


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