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History

The History of Mahjong game can only be traced back to the latter part of 1890 in the area of Ning Po (China). As the game spread through China different regions adopted the game, each with its own unique set of rules. 

Shortly after the First World War, an America resident in Shanghai, Joseph Babcock, published the game manual together with the suggestion of the British engineer named Walker to add Arabic numbers to the tiles/mahjong to distinguish each tile and make the game easier to play.

The advantages of mahjong game would help to stimulate the players' brain cells, eyes coordination and exercising the muscular system via the constant movements.

 



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Mahjong Set

Consist of 144 titles in total plus a wind indicator and 3 dice.


3 suits (108 titles)


Circles
Number 1 to 9, 4 tiles each


Bamboos
Number 1 to 9, 4 tiles each


Thousands
Number 1 to 9, 4 tiles each

4 Winds (16 titles)


East (E), South (S), West (W), North (N)
(4 tiles each)

3 Dragons (12 titles)


Red (C), Green (F), White (P)
(4 tiles each)

4 flowers (4 titles)


Plum (1), Orchid (2),
Chrysanthemum (3), Bamboo (4)
(one tile each)

4 seasons (4 titles)


Spring (1), Summer (2),
Autumn (3), Winter (4)
(one tile each)


The Wind Indicator plus 3 Dice



Happy Mahjonging

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