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A game of skill, luck, calculation, intelligence and strategy originating from China. It is a game for four players, in which players build suits from tiles.
Originating from China, but taken up by Western countries it is popular all over the world, especially in America (where there is a National Mah Jongg League) and Japan
A game for all ages, but also has quite complex rules which may be difficult for young children to understand.
The only abilities required for this game are the ability to form a tactical approach, keen powers of observation and a well-honed memory.
The aim is to collect sets of tiles according to the number and type shown on the face of each tile. A player takes and discards a tile each turn and the first player whose hand consists entirely of a legal set or sets goes out or goes Mah Jong. The game is effectively the same as the card game Rummy, in fact. For what always appears initially to be a very complicated game, Mah Jong is really remarkably simple when reduced to its basics, but complex scoring and rituals change this.
Mah Jongg is enjoying a resurgence in popularity, with millions of dedicated players around the world and a variety of Internet and computer versions. A very small amount of time and effort is required to master (become familiar with) the elementary principles of the game. Your patience in mastering the fine points of Mah Jongg will be repaid many times by the keen enjoyment invariably derived from the game.
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Mahjong, can be played, most commonly with a set of Mahjong tiles. Less commonly a set of Mahjong playing cards may be used.
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