Cómo se juega Dominó Cubano / Tren Mexicano
Cómo se juega Dominó Cubano / Tren Mexicano

Hello. I’m Ana Cris
and this is “How is it Played?” Today we’ll learn how to play
The Mexican Train, also known as Cuban Domino. We will learn how to play
the double 12 version. The objective is to get rid
of all of the domino tiles by putting them onto the table. The box contains 91 tiles
with colorful dots, the main tile that will be used
as a train station and four trains that will be used
in each player’s track. Turn the tiles face down
on the table and shuffle them. Two to eight players can play. If there are two, three
or four players, each one takes 15 tiles. If there are five
or six players, each one takes 12 tiles. If there are seven
or eight players, each one takes 11 tiles. Each player selects
a train color, that will be used to identify the track corresponding
to each player. If there are
more than four players, the others can use
a small object such as buttons or coins. The one to start the game or open
the Mexican train station is the player
who has the double 12 tile. If nobody has that tile,
the double 11 tile will be used. If that one isn’t played either,
the highest pair will be used. The player will place it
in the middle of the station. In case nobody has
a double tile, tiles from the bone yard
will be taken in turns, in a clockwise direction, until someone
gets a double tile which will be used to start. The player who places
the tile in the center can start
to build their own track in any of the eight detours by using a tile that matches
the tile in the center. Players will take turns
in a clockwise direction. Your train
must leave the station and move towards you. Once your train
has left the station, you can use your tiles
in other players’ tracks and only when they are marked
by their own train. If you don’t have a tile that matches
the one in the middle to start your own train, take one from the bone yard. If you can use it,
place it on your track. If you can’t,
you’ll miss your turn and you’ll place your train
on the track. This means
that the track is open for other players to use it. You will now have to wait until another player
starts your train so that you can play. In each turn, you must take
a tile from the bone yard. Each player
can only discard one tile in each turn. You can do it on your own track or place it on another track
that has a train. If you place the tile
on a close track, the mark will be removed and that player can play a tile
in the next turn. If you don’t have a tile that promotes playing
on your track or on another marked track, you must take a tile
from the bone yard. If that one can’t be played
either, you must mark your own track
with your train and you will have to stop until someone else plays
on your own track. However, in each turn you’ll have to take a tile
from the bone yard. If you play a double tile
like this, which are also called mules, you’ll have to discard
another tile with the same number
as the double tile. That splits the track and the game will continue
in both. The next player
will have to place another tile which is the same
as the double tile. If you or the next player
don’t have that tile, you must take a tile
from the bone yard. If you still don’t find one, you must mark your own track
with a train and the next player will have to use
the proper tile then. No other tile can be played
in any other track until both sides
of the double tile are covered. If the double tile
is your last tile, the game ends then and the other players
won’t have the chance to place any more tiles. Try to use a double tile only when you have another tile
with the same number to block someone
who is about to finish or in case
you want to discard some tiles if another player
is about to win the game. When a player
has used all of its tiles, the game will stop and the players will add
the total points, which will be registered
on a piece of paper. You can play as many rounds
as you want. At the end, the winner will be
the one with the fewest points. Each round will start
with the previous number than the one played
in the previous round. It means that the second round will start
with the double 11 tile. The third round will start
with a double 10 tile and so on. For a quick game,
you can use double 9 or double 6 tiles and each player can take
enough tiles so that there is a bone yard. This game has many variations and its rules may change
depending on where it is played. These are just the general rules
of the most common version. If you want to add
or remove some rules, make sure all players
are aware of that before starting to play. I’m Ana Cris
and this was “How is it Played?” See you next time.

11 thoughts on “Cómo se juega Dominó Cubano / Tren Mexicano”

  1. paulina montero says:

    ¿Cuánto vale un doble cero?

  2. Gudín Van Crater says:

    Excelente vídeo, nos ayudó mucho a entender este juego.

  3. Marcela Gutierrez says:

    Si en una jugada de un doble, se acaban las fichas del montón y no se puede abrir esa vía, se puede continuar el juego con el resto de estaciones o se acaba el juego y se cuentan los números

  4. Arturo Martinez says:

    Que pasa si cuando ya te queda una sola ficha es esta es una mula, ganas o por la regla de poner una mula estas forzado a tirar otra ficha, tendrías que robarme una ficha más????

  5. Ever Castro says:

    Soy Cubano y nunca había visto que el domino se jugará así.

  6. Adrián Ruíz says:

    Ese No es el dominó cubano

  7. Superisraelin says:

    No entendi hablas muy rapido

  8. Mogui Posada says:

    Hola cuales son los puntos que sumas? Los de tu carril o las sobrantes?

  9. Mogui Posada says:

    Cuando no tengas ficha para tu carril solo comes una? Y abres con tu moneda ? Y en que momento puedo poner?

  10. Mogui Posada says:

    Solo puedo poner una ficha en otro tren cuando tiene la modenda?

  11. Aldo 2000 says:

    Al inicio, si no he abierto mi via, puedo jugar en las vías de los demás o tengo que esperar hasta abrir la mía? Saludos

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