What kind of game is this?
- Created on Thursday, 23 December 2010 22:43
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 November 2012 18:00
- Written by Martin Rep
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AMSTERDAM - Just before Christmas, I received an e-mail from my mahjong friend Dan Glimne. Dan lives in Sweden and I met him, and his daughter Lynn, during the first World Championship in Mahjong, Tokyo 2002. (Nowadays he is involved in the internet mahjong server eMahjong.net - but that's another story.)
Dan travels a lot all over the world and since he is always looking for mahjong stuff, he sends me reports every now and then of remarkable findings. This time, however, he reports about what a friend of his found.
This is what Dan wrote to me.
"Hi again, Martin! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Mahjong Year in 2011!
"And in the meantime a little mystery, as you can see in the attached picture which a friend of mine -- and she is a mahjong player too! -- photographed a few days ago in Saigon in Vietnam, in the former Presidential Palace (now the "Reunificiation Palace"): clearly mahjong tiles, but only nine for each player? And why is the wall in an "H" shape? Feel free to post it on the Mahjong News web site and see what your readers can say about it."
So I gladly pass Dans question to the visitors of this website. If anyone thinks he or she knows the answer - or feels like discussing about it - please fill in the comment form below. I am just as curious as Dan Glimne! A nice pastime for the holiday season ;-)