What makes this mahjong board game set unique?
Deluxe Burgundy hard case Mahjong set is an American/Western version with 166 all white Polystone or hard resin tiles in convenient plastic trays, including 2 extra jokers and 4 blank tiles.
The tile are engraved and then painted for durability and there are 4 cool colored transparent racks with attached matching pushers or "helping arms", one each in blue, green, reddish/pink, and yellow.
This deluxe Mahjong set is complete with chips/money and instructions for your convenience and utmost enjoyment.
The attractive hard burgundy case is very sturdy and it is lockable! It will withstand years of traveling and playing and loads of fun wherever you wish!
Tiles are provided as follows: 4 each of 1-9 Dots, 4 each of 1-9 Bamboo, 4 each of 1-9 Characters, 4 each of East, West, North, South, 4 each of Red Dragon, Green Dragon, White Dragon (soap), 8 Flowers, 10 Jokers, 2 each of Autumn, Winter, Fall Spring, and 4 Spares (Blank).
What are the dimensions?
Tile size: Approximately 1 1/8" x 7/8" x 1/2" Thick, or 2.2 cm x 3 cm x 1.3 cm.
What is poly stone or often referred to as poly resin?
Tile pieces are constructed using a polyresin (Resin compound generally used for chess pieces, statues, figurines, because it is a sturdy material that can be intricately molded, allowing great attention to detail with consistent texture).
Mahjong The Tile Game
Mahjong is an ancient tile game that originated in China. Its addictiveness and attraction by players is evident by the various attempts to ban Mahjong in its country of origin.
Depending on your region, the number of game tiles can vary from 136 to 144 tiles. The Mahjong tiles are divided into honor tiles, flower tiles, suited tiles, and joker tiles.
This tile game has a rich history; every single tile that is included with a set has its own mythology and meaning.
Some history of the mahjong tile material
Early mahjong tiles were constructed using bone and would more than likely backed with bamboo. Bone tile are still available but more often the modern mahjong tile set is made of a variety of materials including acrylic, celluloid, polyresin, Bakelite and even nylon.