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The Origin of Mahjong

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Mahjong has quite the history. For instance, it is known that it was played prior to 1920. As a matter of fact, there are some stories that suggest the game was played as far back as 1120 AD. Then there are those stories that say it goes back to 500 BC. The origin is such a mystery, but it is a fun game to play and can be found on many gaming websites, including in Yukon Gold Casino
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It was around 1920 that the game was introduced to America. This is where the rules that we play today came from. It has been quite the fun game ever since.

As for how it is played, there are tiles with symbols and they are arranged in a certain pattern. These patterns can vary, but the matching tiles that are not blocked by other tiles must be removed. As they are removed, tiles become unblocked and they can also be removed.

Once the board is clear, you won!

What do the Pictures on Mahjong Tiles Mean?

Mahjong tiles are also called “cards” and the pictures that are printed on them are quite interesting. The symbols that you see on the cards are Chinese symbols since the game originated in China 4,000 years ago.

The game is mind boggling and it does involve some skill. There are either 136 or 144 tiles that are grouped in honour, suits, and bonus tiles.

Suits consist of character, bamboo, dot, or circle. There are 36 of each of these cards.

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Honour consists of the 12 wind and 16 dragon cards.
Bonus titles are the flower cards and the season cards. There are 16 of these cards in total.
Knowing what the cards are and what they mean can help you in your game, especially when the cards are referred to based on their grouping. From there, just have a lot of fun exercising your brain and possibly winning some cash if you’re betting.

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