Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Mexican Train - Have You Heard of it?

Monday night is Game Night at our house. Just before Christmas, Ryan and Sharaya taught us the game Mexican Train. I'd never heard of it before but now we're hooked!

At first we played in teams, cause we weren't sure if it would be too hard for Beth to learn. (I know, I don't give Beth enough credit. It's hard because I don't want her to constantly feel like a failure or to feel bad that she can't do it, but I know I have to let her try more things. How else will she learn what she can and can't do? It's just harder done than said. I'm workin' on it.) Probably about the 4th time we were gonna play, Beth actually set it up for us and she set it up for individuals. Chuck asked her if she wanted to play teams and she said no.

We still helped her that game, but now she plays by herself and even though she hasn't won yet, she comes close! It's played with dominos. You match them, making a 'train' and the first one to get rid of their dominos wins the match. You mix up all the dominos, then everyone picks 15 to start with. In the first match you start making your train with the Double 12, then the Double 11 and so on. Beth does great in every area except.... counting all those pesky dots at the end of the match!

The one with the smallest score wins!


My name is Sarah said...

This is Joyce. So weird. I was just invited to a customers house to play Mexican Train. I had never heard of it before. I'm going to go. I'll let you know how it goes.

Kristin said...

We love Mexican train!