12 Player Mexican Train Dominos Box

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Project by ppworkshop posted 08-02-2015 05:58 PM 2376 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

How fun it is playing Mexican Train Dominos with a big group! But…if you’ve ever played with more than 8 people, you know the hub that comes with the game isn’t big enough. At first, I thought I would just build a bigger hub, to accommodate twelve people. But then I came up with this design, that will hold all the dominos AND the lid can be used as the hub for up to 12 people. I know we are going to have a lot of fun with this.

Here is a link to the video of the project. I will post plans for this box on my website within the next day or so.

-- Patrick Parson Workshop

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#1 posted 08-02-2015 07:29 PM

Looks cool! However, I do see one flaw, but it has nothing to do with the construction. Mexican train with 12 people would take FOREVER!!! Lol. Hope you enjoy it

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#2 posted 08-02-2015 07:36 PM

cool box
one of my favorites

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 08-02-2015 11:11 PM

Matt, it does take a while! Almost as long as it would take to build another one of these boxes. I’ve never built a second one of anything, but I’m thinking I might build another one of these. Maybe out of 3/8 or 1/2 inch thick wood instead of 1/4 inch.

Thanks Dan’um style. I looked at some of your projects (I always do when I get any comment) – very impressive. I love Arts & Crafts style and you do it justice for sure.

-- Patrick Parson Workshop

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#4 posted 08-05-2015 12:20 AM

Looks great! I love that lid and now I want to play some dominoes! Nice job

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#5 posted 08-05-2015 10:22 PM

Logan – Thanks sir. Yeah, I like how the lid came out. I would like to try oak and walnut, like the coffee table you built, they look so great together.

-- Patrick Parson Workshop

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#6 posted 08-06-2015 02:31 PM

My wife and I play Mexican Dominoes with my son in law and my daughter all the time. I can’t imagine playing with 12 people. You really did a nice job on this.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 08-06-2015 02:48 PM

Thanks Charles. When we visit my wife’s family, we often have 10+. If you keep it moving, it’s not bad with 10 or 12. My father-in-law asked me to build a hub to accommodate more than 8, so that’s what got me started on this.

-- Patrick Parson Workshop

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