Mahjong

$179

Specifications:
Mahogany Wooden Case 29cm
144 Tiles
2 Dice
Rules Included

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Description

The Intricacies of Mahjong: A Timeless Game of Skill and Chance

Mahjong, a game that transcends borders, is a captivating blend of strategy, intelligence, skill, calculation, and luck. Originating in China, it has evolved into a beloved pastime, uniting millions of players worldwide. This game not only challenges players to think ahead, make calculated decisions, and adapt their strategies but also connects them to a global community of enthusiasts, all drawn to its ever-changing dynamics.

About Our Exploration of Mahjong: Discover the Strategic Depth and Thrilling Dynamics of This Classic Game

The objective of Mahjong is to build complete suits, usually consisting of three tiles each, from a starting hand of either 13 or 16 tiles. Players draw and discard tiles in turn, aiming to create sets and sequences that meet the game’s requirements. The first person to achieve a complete hand, typically comprising 14 or 17 tiles, is declared the winner. This complete hand, with a final tile that completes the necessary sets or sequences, marks a thrilling and deeply satisfying end to a well-fought game, rewarding the player’s strategic thinking and skill.

A standard Mahjong set contains 144 tiles, divided into several categories: suits (Bamboo, Characters, and Circles), honour tiles (Winds and Dragons), and bonus tiles (Flowers and Seasons). Each suit has tiles numbered from one to nine, and players must use these tiles to form various combinations such as Pongs (three of a kind), Chows (sequential runs), and Kongs (four of a kind). Honour and bonus tiles add an extra layer of complexity and opportunity for scoring.

The strategic depth of Mahjong is a cornerstone that keeps players engrossed. The choices they make throughout the game, such as which tiles to retain, which to discard, and when to declare a Pong, Chow, or Kong, are pivotal. Staying alert and observing opponents’ moves to predict their strategies is also crucial to the game. The element of luck comes into play with the drawing of tiles, but adept players can often counteract bad luck with astute tactics and foresight, heightening the thrill and challenge of the game.

In summary, Mahjong is a multifaceted game combining strategy, intelligence, skill, calculation, and luck. The thrill of building complete suits and the satisfaction of achieving a winning hand make it a timeless game that continues to captivate players of all ages and backgrounds.

Safety Tested: Successfully tested for Australian & NZ safety standards

AS/NZS 8124.1
AS/NZS 8124.2
AS/NZS 8124.3

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Additional information

Weight 4 kg
Dimensions 31 × 25 × 8 cm

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