Thursday 02 July 2015

'Hot and Noisy': The Communal Power of Mahjong

Mrs. Kwan casually defeating her younger opponents.VANCOUVER Canada 20 June 2015 - In downtown Vancouver last Saturday, on a warm evening in Vancouver's fast changing Chinatown, construction cranes and new condo towers looming around them, a group of young adults brought mahjong out onto the streets. They crowd-sourced mahjong tables and tiles from family and friends and invited any and all to join in.

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Congratz #2, Adrie!

Adrie, you have conceptually solved mini mystery #1. Congratulations! Although I must correct you. My version is "Chi"+"Hua"+"Hua" where "Hua" stands for FLOWER. Please check it with "Green Book". Here are excerpts from it: "3.4.20 Flower replacement ("Bu Hua") When you pick a Flower Tile, you may expose it, declaring "flower" ("hua") and take a replacement tile from the back end of the wall, until there are no more Flower tiles in your hand." "3.6.1 Regulations governing verbal calls during the game During the progress of game, the player must verbalize all claims for discards, to make a chow, pung, or kong, and when picking a flower or declaring mahjong. ... When taking a Flower replacement (Bu Hua), the player must say "Hua". He should not call out the names of the tiles when discarding, and is forbidden to discuss, gossip or communicate in his native language or other foreign language."
This is a comment on "Sherlock Holmes: the first two Mini Mysteries"

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