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Subject: Differences of Mhing cards and Mah Jong tiles rss

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Tuomas Korppi
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A deck of cards is more easily portable than a set of mah jong tiles, and thus one may want to purchase the deck of Mhing cards to use as an easily portable mj set. The differences to a regular mah jong set are as follows:

* The Mhing deck contains six Mhing cards used as jokers.

* There are eight flower cards, but they are not numbered. There are four pairs of flower cards, and the pairs differ only in minor details of artwork. The paired flower cards are identical. There are no "season" cards.

* The dragon cards actually depict dragons. White dragon has been replaced with a golden dragon.

* Character suit has been replaced with a suit depicting portraits of Asian people.

So, the Mhing deck consists of following cards:

6 jokers
8 flowers

4 of each of the following:

green dragon
red dragon
golden dragon

north wind
south wind
east wind
west wind

1 - 9 of bamboo
1 - 9 of coins
1 - 9 of portraits
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Mikko Saari
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Well, now the character suit actually depicts Asian characters =) Mhing is a very mass-market approach to Mahjong, indeed. But a great game!
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