Mah Jongg Games


Mah Jongg Games

Chinese MahJongg tiles share many characteristics with dominoes, both of them being made up of tiles with symbols, that lend themselves to many different games.

Mah Jongg is a Chinese game played with 144 tiles -- small rectangular blocks of wood or ivory with a face showing various characters and designs. There are 108 suit tiles (bamboo, circles, and characters), 28 honor titles (winds and dragons), and 8 flower tiles.

The game is known under a large number of alternate names, including Mah Jong, Ma Chiao, Mo Tsiah, Ma Chiang, Ma Cheuk, Ma Jong, Man Chu, Mah Diao, Ma Chong, Mah Chong, Pung Chow, Ching Chong, Kong Chow, Mah Deuck, Mah Cheuk, Ma Chiang, Pe Ling, Lung Chan, Mah Lowe, Baak Ling, and more.

The game (at least in computer versions), is played in two primary ways: traditional and solitaire. The traditional game is played with four players, while the solitaire game is played with one, and consists entirely of matching tiles from various layouts.

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