NOTICE- Accidentaly erased an old thread except for replies from other users.
This is reposted as both a repost and an Update to that old thread.
I created a conversion from Mahjongg to Western Dominoes.
Now When I say Mahjongg I don't mean the solitaire game that people play on their home computers or playstation.
I mean the game that has 4 players and is a bit more like rummy or bridge but uses the same playing pieces.
As for 'western' dominoes I wanted to make sure that it was understood that it was not the 'eastern/chinese' domino sets which are distinctly differnt from what a lot of americans and europeans consider 'dominoes'.
Basicly the conversion rules that I created Utilize four sets of standard 'double six' domino sets. Many of the nitpicking and tradition of standard Mahjong are dispensed with for basic gameplay. I have no doubts that it could be distilled to an even simplier set of rules but for now I'm sticking which what I have created.
The old link has an oudated version of the rules. I fixed the rules for legibility, expanded examples, and reorganized the order of some sections. The following link is to my home page version of the same game.
NOTE: Updated March-2010
I made a new video. Much more ligible than the old one and removed the old one from youtube. Here is the new link. It's a 3 part video.
There is a rather strange thing about this whole conversion though.
It appears to have not been done before.
I mean its Dominoes for crying out loud.
When I came up with the idea I thought someone must have beat me to the goal. So I spent a week reading 50+ domino game rules online to see if I was unoriginal in my concept.
I never found any domino game that uses the core mechanic of this one.
Matching -Identicle- tiles to make pairs, tripples, and quads to go out.
I mean Mahjongg was the 'big game' back in the 1920's in america.
Thats where I live.
Yet nobody thought to make the conversion???
Somebody somewhere has to have thought of this before.
Because there exist a possibility that I am not original in doing this I intentionaly kept all the set names, even the title of the game, generic.
I call it "Four pack". As in the game needs four packs of dominoes in order to play.
In what method you play it, or when you play it, most important of all. Have fun!!
To me it is simply something that i created and would like to share with others. It's not even something that I've put a large effort into either. It was just a conversion of rules. However at some small level deep down I feel sorta disapointed. Like having the end of a good book spoiled before you finished reading it.
Any feedback. Positive or negative is greatly welcome.
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