Monday, 2 March 2009

Mah-Jong

As part of China Week you may like to play the traditional Chinese game of Mah-Jong. Thought to have had its origins in a card game played in China during the Ming Dynasty (1368 to 1644) it has become a popular throughout the world. The beautiful tiles used in the game represent suits of stones, bamboos, characters (numbers), wind (compass points N, S, E and W), dragon (red, green and white) and flowers.

Traditionally this game was played with four players, but you can play a solitaire version on your own. Click on matching tiles which are not bound on both sides or above by other tiles and they will disappear. Try to remove all the tiles.



Thanks go to Mr M for finding this on-line version of Mah-Jong:


(click on the picture)

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