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Subject: Magic Dragon: Mah-Jongg Variant with pictures rss

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Jeff Dawson
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Growing up we had a game called Magic Dragon a kind of Mah-Jongg variant.







I would buy it if I could find it anywhere. What I am interested in is the scoring sheet. You basically count how many tiles you are away from "going out" and multiply it by a factor you get from special scoring like, magic dragon (1-9 in same suit) lonely twin (only you pair standing) no head or tail (no 1's or 9's) etcetera. There were probably about 25-30 conditions that could increase your multiplier factor, they you have to pay the person who went out. It was a lot of fun. If nothing else I could play the game with rummikub or something if I had the scoring sheet. If anyone has the game or knows where I can get the scoring sheet, let me know.




 
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Ben Wang
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We called them "flower" in Chinese. Most people play only matching flower tile gives you points. If you collect all flower tiles, it is an automatic win for you.
 
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Jeff Dawson
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Flowers? Do you know of a site that has the rules for "Flowers"?
 
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Yea, that really didn't help me. Does anyone else have any leads?
 
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Bryan Jensen
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Since I play a strategic, competitive style of Japanese Mah-Jong, lucky tiles are frowned upon. So the flowers/seasons and Red Fives (akapai) bonus tiles are left out.

On my set the flowers and seasons are combined into 4 bonus tiles, plus the four akapai. But on many other Oriental sets the four seasons are separate from four flowers. The traditional flowers are Plum Blossom, Orchid, Chrysanthemum and Bamboo. These correspond directly for the four seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter, in that order. Sometimes there are bonus tiles depicting the four guardian occupations: Fisherman, Woodcutter, Farmer and Scholar. These also correspond to the four seasons, Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter, in that order. Furthermore the four directional "winds" East, South, West, North correspond to Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter, in that order.

When you play with bonus tiles, once you draw one it becomes a "lucky" tile and not part of one's 14-tile hand. Each bonus in Japanese Mah-Jong is a single "dora" that increases the level of one's hand by one Han. You draw a replacement for it from the dead wall. In other games the collection of a complete set of bonus tiles grants bonus(es).

A pretty good collection of many things Mah-Jong can be found at:
http://www.sloperama.com
 
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