What is Mahjong and its history


Before visiting a new place, know the culture of this place is very necessary. The following will give you some information of Mahjong when you China tours.


Mahjong is a traditional Chinese game, played by four people around a square table. The game is played with tiles rather than playing cards. The aim is to be the first player to get a complete hand-four sets of three and a pair. The rules for playing and scoring vary drastically between different parts of China. This article will introduce you to the basic rules for playing. The scoring rules can be learned later, depending on which rules you choose to follow. Use of the "flower tiles" will not be included.


Mahjong is rumored to have originated in the court of the king of Wu. This was roughly the time period in which Confucius lived, about 500 years before the Christian era. A beauty lived in seclusion in the court. To keep herself from utter boredom, she invented a game. She began to carve domino-shaped pieces of ivory and bamboo. When she was finished, she invited three of her maids to play her newly invented game.


It is a very popular game throughout China. Even when you visit the cities of Silk Road adventure, you can also see people play Mahjong.

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