What is Mahjong

Chinese Mahjong is a casual game that originated in China. It was originally a game played by royals and nobles, and its history can be traced back three to four thousand years ago. In the long-term historical evolution process, Mahjong gradually spread from the court to the people, and was basically finalized in the middle of the Qing Dynasty.

According to legend, a man named Wan Bing Tiao in the Ming Dynasty created mahjong based on the “Ye Ge Opera” and used his own name “Wan, Bing, Tiao” as the three basic suits. On the other hand, some people say that Mahjong was originally the “food protection tile” in Taicang, Jiangsu. For example: the “Dots” tiles pattern is a gun. Others say that the basic number of mahjong tiles is 108, which represents the 108 heroes in the Water Margin. “Dong, Nan, Xi, Bei” represents that these heroes come from all directions – east, south, west, and north. “Zhong, Fa, Bai” signifies that among these individuals, some belong to the middle class, some are high-ranking officials or nobles, and some are commoners.

Later, Mahjong was widely promoted to all over the world as a popular multiplayer game. Do you also like to play Mahjong? You can go to mahjongo.com to find out if there is a mahjong game you like.


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