Mahjong means "the game of a hundred intelligences" in Chinese and it lives up to that meaning.
It's traditionally a gambling game and it has gone by many different names in the past.
Ma Chiao, Mo Tsiah, Ma Cheuk, Ma Jong, Ma Chiang, Ma Chong, Man Chu, Mah Diao, Pung Chow, Mah Chong, Ching Chong, Mah Cheuk, Ma Chiang, Kong Chow, Mah Deuck, Lung Chan, Mah Lowe, Pe Ling, Baak Ling.
There are many different versions of the game, but it is generally played by Chinese, Japanese, and American styles.
There are tournaments held all over the world.
There is even a World Championship for the game.
Mahjong normally is played by 4 players, but you can play with 2-5 players.
You can choose to play with mahjong cards or tiles, but tiles are commonly used.
There are 136-152 tiles that are used when playing.
The point of the game is to make a set of four defined groups of tiles.
The first player to complete the sets is the winner.
All tiles have a value on them and that is how scoring is based.
Many people enjoy the game of mahjong.
You can also play it on your computer at home.