A very popular game in China, Japan and other Asian countries. Mahjong is a game that requires you to complete sets of matching tiles. You are dealt a number of tiles and are then given an opportunity to pick other tiles to complete your sets.
A winning Mahjong hand consists of 14 tiles. However, at the start of a game round you have a ready hand 13 tiles, just one short of winning. The tiles in your hand are arranged into sets by suit and number.
There are five suits in Mahjong three Numeral suits and two Letter suits. The Numeral suits are the Bars, Wons and Dots. These suits contain nine tiles each, marked with numbers 1 through 9.
The letter suits are the Winds and Dragons. The Wind suit contains four tiles, for the North, South, East and West winds. The Dragon suit contains three tiles, for the Red, Green and White dragons. All these cards are marked with letters N, S, E and W for Winds; R, G and Wh for Dragons.
The 14 tiles of a winning Mahjong hand are arranged into several sets. To qualify as a winning hand, your hand must be full, meaning that each tile in the hand must be part of some set. The following sets are available:
Pong a set of three tiles of identical suit and value.
Kong a set of four tiles of identical suit and value. Please note: when counting the number of tiles in a hand, the Kong blocks count as 3 tiles.
Chee a set of three tiles of identical suit and sequential value.
Pair a set of two tiles of identical suit and value. This set does not give you any points, but is necessary to complete a winning Mahjong hand.
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