General

1.        The object of the game is to score as few points as possible.
2.        One set of double twelve dominoes will be used at each table.
3.        Six players should sit at each table
4.        A scorekeeper is to be designated at each table.  This person is responsible for
      verifying and recording each person’s points at the end of each round and for the
      total game.
5.        Prior to beginning the game, each player chooses one bone.  The person with the
      highest number of points will be the first to play.
6.        Play occurs in clockwise order and continues in clockwise order in each subsequent
      round.
7.        Play begins with double 9’s.
8.        It is a courtesy for a player to knock when he or she has only one remaining bone,
      but there is no penalty for failing to knock.
9.        If space is available, late arrival may join a game at the next round, but must accept
      the highest score at the table.

The Play

1.        The appropriate double for each round will be located and placed face up to begin
      the play each round.
2.        Each person selects 12 bones.
3.        The first player may start his or her own “Train” or start the Mexican Train.
4.        If a player cannot play, he must draw one bone from the bone yard.  If he still cannot
      play, he places a marker (train) on the last bone of his train (or in the place where his
      train would be if it has not been started).
5.        All players can play on the “Mexican Train” or any “train” with a marker (open train).
6.        Whenever you play a double, you must play an extra domino, which may go anywhere
      on the layout where you are allowed to play (not necessarily on the double you just
      played).  You must draw if you can’t play the second tile.  If the second domino you
      play is also a double, you must play a third tile or draw.
7.        If the player playing the double does not satisfy the double, but plays on another tile,
      the next player must satisfy the double even if it is in a “private” train.  If unable to
      do so, that player draws from the bone yard.  If still unable to satisfy the double, the
      same responsibility falls to each player in turn until the double is satisfied.  The last
      double played must be satisfied.
8.        If a player goes out playing a double, the double does not need to be satisfied.
9.        Play continues until one player goes out or all the bones have been chosen and no
      one is able to play.
10.      At the end of each round, players must turn their remaining bones face up until the
      scorekeeper records all scores (total dots remaining).  A double blank tile counts as
      zero.    If a player fails to show their remaining bones, he or she will receive the
      highest score at the table for that round plus 10 points.
11.     Score sheets for all tables will be compared to determine the winners.  The players
     with the lowest total 2 scores will be declared 1st and 2nd place winners,  
      respectively.   
OFFICIAL RULES FOR GOOD SAMS OF FLORIDA, INC.
SAMBOREES & RALLIES
MEXICAN TRAIN DOMINOES
FEBRUARY 2012
Revised February 2012