Mahjong trivia
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Little known to most players, the suits of the tiles are money-based. In ancient China, the copper coins had a square hole in the center. People passed a rope through the holes to tie coins into strings. These strings are … Read More

Play mahjong
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View from a player going to discard a tile in an ongoing gameplay. Players may read the name of the discarded tile out loud. The flower tile on the left should be replaced by a tile from the dead wall … Read More

Mahjong equipment
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Basic equipment: chips, tiles and dice. Mahjong houses provide a convenient venue for Mahjong old hands. This is a typical scene of Mahjong house in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Mahjong, can be played either with a set of Mahjong tiles, … Read More

Mahjong international rules
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In 1998 the China State Sports Commission, in the interest of changing mahjong from an illegal gambling game to an approved ‘healthy sport’, published a new set of rules, now generally referred to as Chinese Official rules or International Tournament … Read More

Mahjong variants
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Beijing residents playing Mahjong in public. Four Filipino women playing Filipino Mahjong. There are many variations of mahjong. In many places, players observe one version, and are either often unaware of other variations, or claim that other variations are incorrect. … Read More

History of mahjong
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Mahjong in China Different kinds of Chinese playcards (from left to right): Bógŭ Yèzí (博古葉子), Caozhou Paí (曹州牌), Three Kingdoms Yèzí (三國葉子), Dongguan Paí (東莞牌). One of the myths (probably originating in the West) regarding the origin of Mahjong suggests … Read More

Mahjong
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Mahjong Players 4 Age range > Any Setup time 2-5 minutes Playing time 0-3 hours Rules complexity High Strategy depth Medium Random chance Yes Skills required Tactics, observation, memory Mahjong (Traditional Chinese: 麻將; Simplified Chinese: 麻将; pinyin: Májiàng; Cantonese: Màhjeung; … Read More