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Mahjong

Mahjong is a Chinese tile-based game commonly played by four players. Similar to the card game rummy, Mahjong is a game of skill, strategy, and calculation and involves a degree of chance.

The game is played with a set of 144 tiles based on Chinese characters and symbols. Each player begins by receiving 13 tiles. In turn players draw and discard tiles until they complete a legal hand using the 14th drawn tile to form 4 sets("melds") and a pair ("eye"). A player can also win with a small class of special hands. There are fairly standard rules about how a piece is drawn, how a piece is robbed from another player, the use of simples (numbered tiles) and honors (winds and dragons), the kinds of melds allowed, how to deal the tiles and the order of play. There are many variations to the rules including rather different scoring systems, criteria for legal winning hands and even private table rules which distinguish some variations as notably different styles of Mahjong.

This Mahjong video gives a short introduction on how Mahjong is played.

The group meet Thursday mornings on the second and forth Thursday of each month. If you are interested in joining the Mahjong group and "twitter the sparrows" (that's shuffle the tiles, a Chinese saying from the sound the tiles made when shuffled) please contact Merryll Wheatley

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