Chinese game played by 4 people with 144 tiles
A game (originally Chinese) for four players, using a collection of tiles divided into five or six suits.
A solitaire game using the same tiles.
Origin: From 麻將 / 麻将 (Jyutping: maa4 zoeng3, Yale: ma4 jeung3), standard : 麻將 / 麻将 (májiàng).
Mahjong is a game that originated in China, commonly played by four players. Similar to the Western card game rummy, mahjong is a game of skill, strategy and calculation and involves a certain degree of chance. The game is played with a set of 144 tiles based on Chinese characters and symbols, although some regional variations use a different number of tiles. In most variations, each player begins by receiving thirteen tiles. In turn players draw and discard tiles until they complete a legal hand using the fourteenth drawn tile to form four groups and a pair. There are fairly standard rules about how a piece is drawn, stolen from another player and thus melded, the use of simples and honours, the kinds of melds, and the order of dealing and play. However there are many regional variations in the rules; in addition, the scoring system and the minimum hand necessary to win varies significantly based on the local rules being used.
The numerical value of mahjong in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of mahjong in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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[ Playing mahjong ] is actually quite a chic habit.
One good thing about mahjong is that it has a history, mahjong is the national essence.
Kam Fat Mahjong shop contains my childhood memories -- I grew up here, my parent raised me to do this job, so I have a very strong connection with mahjong.
Every Sunday, I play mahjong with my siblings, it encourages communication. When people don't have enough communication with each other, mahjong can lighten the mood.
I want to promote mahjong as an important part of the Chinese culture, most expats may not have time to become fluent in Cantonese, but perhaps they can learn how to play mahjong while they are living in Hong Kong.
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