God, I Should Shorten My Titles: Websites and Games for Mahjong

Now that you’re ready to play mahjong, it’s time to try out riichi mahjong. But like every existentialist philosopher, we must ask the one fundamental question: where should we play?

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KGMBSP: Draws, Abortive Draws, Dealer Extension

We’ve been talking about how to play mahjong. But sometimes, these techniques won’t finish the hand for you. And the other three players might have trouble finishing it too. And so, what happens if none of the players can finish their hand by the time the live wall is done?

Well, it’s pretty obvious to everyone what the answer is: it’s a draw.

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KGMBSP: Open Hands, Pon, No Yaku, Yakuhai, Chii, Tanyao, Junchan, and Chanta

You might have realized getting to 4 sets and one pair is a bit of a pain. They are called closed hands; these are harder to make but they are the standard for a reason: they give you the most points. But what happens if your hand isn’t lesbian fast enough to make?

If that is the case, we must consider opening our hearts and hands.

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