Mahjong (ma jiang) is a Chinese game of skill, strategy, and calculation. Some research shows that Mahjong is beneficial for individuals suffering from dementia and other cognitive and memory difficulties. Now, Mahjong has become a game played internationally.
Mahjong is very similar to Rummy and is played with tiles. The main objective is to build sets with the tiles through drawing and discarding them. In different variants it has different tiles but it is always played by four players. Traditional Chinese Mahjong is played with 144 tiles (including 8 flower/season tiles) and some variants incorporate just 136 tiles (without flower/season tiles which are optional tiles used to apply bonuses).
In this course, we will introduce the basic rules of Chinese Mahjong and will play the game.