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The Game for 2 Players

The game is played as normal except that:

The players choose to be East or West Wind  (using the Wind discs or tiles)

 

No chows are allowed   (so there’s no doubling of the score for no chows)

 

No player can go Mah-Jong until his hand contains 4 doubles or reaches 500 points

 

East Wind doesn’t pay/receive double his Mah-Jong score, nor pay/receive double a difference in scores

 

If the player going Mah-Jong has a lower score than his opponent then, after receiving the value of his hand, he must pay the difference between the two scores

The Game for 3 Players

The game is played as normal except that:

The players choose from three winds, which must include East

 

No chows are allowed   (so there’s no doubling of the score for no chows)

 

When the winds are rotated, East Wind must always exist and the two other winds correspond with the seating arrangement

The Game for 5 Players

The game is played as normal except that:

If tallies are used, they are divided equally amongst the five players

 

The four Wind tiles and a White Dragon are used to determine the winds, the player choosing the dragon sitting out the first session

 

When the player who is East Wind doesn’t go Mah-Jong he retires, the winds rotate and the incoming player becomes North Wind

The Game

 

The Aim of the Game

       General Strategy

 

Preparing to Play

       Distribute the Tallies

       Determine who is N, S, E, and W Wind

       Determine the Prevailing Wind

       Shuffle the Tiles

       Build the Walls

       Break into one Wall

       The Kong Box

       Deal out the Tiles

       Select out any Flower or Season Tiles

 

Playing the Game

       Starting the Game

       Collecting Sets

       Special Hands

       Obtaining a New Tile

       Claiming the Discarded Tile

       Flower and Season Tiles

       Concealed Sets

       Converting a Pung to a Kong

       One for Mah-Jong

       Robbing the Kong

       Finishing the Game

 

Variations of Play

       The Goulash

       The Game for 2 Players

       The Game for 3 Players

       The Game for 5 Players

       Suggested Rule

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The player who sits out a session is called the Dreamer.

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© 2008   Peter Gregory
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