For years, I have been fascinated by mahjong.
Like - I would suspect - many people born in the UK, my first knowledge of mahjong came from its single-player variant, which was bundled with Microsoft Windows alongside Minesweeper and Solitaire for a number of years. (You can still download it for free on PC, if you can bear suffering through the Microsoft Store.)
That mahjong, of course, isn’t actually mahjong, but a tile-matching game that repurposes standard mahjong’s 144 chunky tiles - each decorated with a value in one of the game’s seven different suits and honours, from bamboo to seasons - in a stacked formation that players must gradually whittle down by removing exposed pairs.
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