What is a winning hand in mahjong?
A hand is considered a winning hand when it has 4 melds and a pair or is considered a special hand. Points are obtained by matching the winning hand and the winning condition with a specific set of criteria, with different criteria scoring different values.
How do you pick a mahjong hand?
What do you say when you win Mahjong?
TAKING A DISCARD TO WIN THE HAND (MAH-JONGG)
If your hand is complete except for one tile, and that tile is discarded, you are allowed to claim it even if it’s not your turn. Say “mah-jongg,” and take it immediately. (See “Somebody Wins,” below.)
Is mahjong a game of skill or luck?
Similar to the Western card game rummy, Mahjong is a game of skill, strategy, and luck. The game is played with a set of 144 tiles based on Chinese characters and symbols, although some regional variations may omit some tiles or add unique ones. In most variations, each player begins by receiving 13 tiles.
Is Mahjong difficult to learn?
Mahjong is a tile-based game that’s been played in Asia for over 300 years and is gaining global popularity. Although the game is hard to master, it’s fairly easy to learn the basics.