Tag: <span>jokers</span>

ID138-Joker Bait

Question: What exactly is Joker Bait? Answer: Joker Bait is a strategy that can provide an opportunity for you to do a Joker exchange. The term was coined by Tom Sloper of  Sloperama. Joker Bait doesn’t always work but when it does, you’ve just strategically gained a Joker. Here’s how Joker Bait works: Keep a pair that you’ve […]
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ID129-Joker Strategy

Question: Is there any strategy when using Jokers? Answers: Absolutely there is. Check out this Blog about Jokers below: Joker Strategy Blog by Debbie Barnett, Director of Administration at MahjCon Jokers oh Jokers… One might think there is no strategy when it comes to Jokers; if this is your thinking, read on. Jokers in Mah […]
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ID129-Use of Jokers in Exposures

Question: How many Jokers can a player use in an exposure? Answer: A player may use as many jokers as needed to call (claim) a tile needed to complete a pung, kong, quint, or sextet. A player should use Jokers wisely and consider factors such as but not limited to being in the beginning, middle, […]
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ID41-Any number of Jokers in an Exposure

Question: Is there a limit on how many Jokers I can use in an exposure? Answer: There is no limit as to how many Jokers may be used to complete an exposure or use in your hand to complete a Pung, Kong, Quint or Sextet. For example, a Pung of 1 Dots can be a […]
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ID36-Jokers Exchange with a Symbol Tile

Question: Can I use a Joker from my hand to exchange with a symbol tile from mine or someone else’s exposure? Answer: A Joker cannot be used to exchange a symbol  tile (any tile except a Joker). Only symbol tiles are eligible for exchange with a Joker.    Source:  Mah Jongg Made Easy 2020 page […]
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ID33-No Limit on Joker Exchanges

Question: Can I exchange more than one Joker during my turn or do I have to do one and wait for my next turn to do the other? Answer: Once a player has begun their turn by picking a tile from the wall, they may exchange as many Jokers as they can from either their […]
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ID32-Pick First then Exchange Jokers

Question: When it is my turn is it okay to exchange my Joker before I pick a tile from the wall? Answer: You must pick a tile from the wall before doing a joker exchange. If you do a Joker exchange before you pick a tile, one of your opponent’s should call your hand “dead”.   […]
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ID24-Discarded Joker Stays Down

Question: Can I call a discarded joker? Answer: Discarded Jokers can never be picked up from the table. They are in fact the safest tile to discard in the end game. Source:  National Mah Jongg League Bulletin Q&A (2000 page 5, 2015)  
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