Tag: <span>House Rules</span>

ID116-Wall Game Variations with Money

Question: If you are playing with money, what happens if a Wall Game occurs? Answer: There is a common house rule is called, “Wall Game Kitty.” This ruling is not found in Mah Jongg Made Easy. Here’s how it works: When a game ends in a draw, each player contributes a quarter into a dish […]
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ID107-The Mush

Question: What does “Mush” mean? Answer: A “Mush” is a house rule not sanctioned by the National Mah Jongg League. It is a non-compulsory exchange of tiles after the Charleston optional across pass. Players who choose to participate place tiles to be exchanged in front of their rack, upside down. Participating players take back from […]
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ID96-Hot Walls, Cold Walls

Question: What are “Hot and Cold Wall?” Answer: Playing with hot and cold walls are consider table rules which are not sanctioned by the National Mah Jongg League. Since table rules are set for this variation it is not possible to list all the rules here. One example of a “Hot Wall” would be requiring […]
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ID53-The League on House Rules 

Question: Does the National Mah Jongg League support house rules? Answer: The National Mah Jongg League does not support house rules because they feel they are not conducive to the game and may lead to arguments. The National Mah Jongg League is available to answer calls for any questions that follow their rules. These rules […]
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ID55-PIE or PY

Question: What does “PIE” mean? Answer: A “PIE” is a limit set by players. Players start with $5 in coins to pay the winner. When a player loses their “PIE”, they continue to play but they are exempt from paying until they win money back. Some players say that “PIE stands for “purse is empty”. […]
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ID8-Group Variations

Question: Why don’t all mah jongg groups play the same way? I was invited into a new game and they implemented rules I’d never heard about. Answer: Although Mah jongg has a formal set of rules, it is not uncommon to find that some players have adopted their own house rules and/or have decided to […]
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