Mahjong is a beautifully crafted tile game for four players which originated in China. The game involves a combination of skill, strategy, intelligence, calculation and often luck. The aim of Mahjong is to build complete suits, generally threes, from either 13 or 16 tiles. The winner is the first person to have built complete suits and the winning tile completes the set of tiles – either 14 or 17.
There are many myths and legends surrounding the origin of Mahjong. Some believe it was developed by Confucius, while others claim that it was formed from a combination of Ancient Chinese tile games. Everyone agrees however, that the game is one of great intrigue and that the customs and rules surrounding the game are as important as the game playing itself.