American mahjong is a variant of the Chinese game mahjong. American mahjong utilizes racks to hold each player’s tiles, jokers, and “Hands and Rules” score cards. It has several distinct gameplay mechanics.
American mahjong is played with four players using mah jong tiles. The goal of the game is to be the first, by picking and discarding, to match one’s tiles to a specific hand from the annually distributed scorecard published by the National Mah Jong League (NMJL) and American Mah-Jongg Association (AMJA). Scoring is done by matching the points assigned to each pre-determined hand on the annually distributed card.
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