vampko wrote:Either way, yes, the mahjong was done very well. I really need to learn how to play so I can get the rules better.
The cliffnotes version:
You have 14 tiles, you need to form 4 sets of 3 and a pair to go out. Sets of 3 can be either 3 of a kind or a straight. Suits are circles, characters, and bamboo (the peacock is the 1 of bamboo), and there are a bunch of special sets like winds, white/blank, (I think the green one is wealth?), center (the "red sword"), that you can only form 2- or 3-of-a-kind with.
Every turn you draw 1 tile and discard 1 tile. You can take another player's discard to form a revealed set of 3, in which case the turn skips to you and you take the discard as your draw. However, you score higher if you keep your hand concealed until going out.
I'm not familiar with some of the other rules used in the anime or the scoring. I vaguely know the method for taking your starting tiles (you roll 2 die and count tiles starting from a certain spot in front of the first player, taking tiles clockwise), and you draw continuing clockwise except in the cases of certain special actions (like Saki's kan, which I don't know how to call) where you draw from the "end" instead.