Four Winds Rule Collection Chinese New Style

Introduction

These rules represent the New Style version of Chinese Mah Jong. This version of Mah Jong evolved originally among the leisure class in Peking and Shanghai (and is sometimes known as Shanghai Pai) and became popular in many parts of Asia (particularly in Taiwan) after the Second World War. The basic rules are the same as in other Chinese versions of Mah Jong, but here the emphasis is on collecting combinations in certain patterns (e.g., three similar Chows of different suits, three Pungs in sequence, etc.). 

While there are dozens of different patterns, usually only some of them are selected for any one session of the game. Here a collection 18 new (non-classical) patterns have been specified for the rule preset, giving balanced rules suitable for players new to New Style, with enough patterns for variety without getting overwhelming.

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