Stage 3 - Introducing Flowers, Seasons, Kongs and the Kong Box
We now start with the full complement of 144 tiles. At this point we can learn how
to build the walls correctly and how to determine where a break should be made before
the dealing begins.
The Flower and Season tiles are known as bonus tiles and give the game its largest
element of luck. They can make a significant difference to the score. A kong is
a set of 4 identical tiles and scores four times the pung equivalent.
The acquisition of a kong or a bonus tile depletes the number of tiles available
to form further sets. This is rectified by taking a tile from the kong box created
at the end of the live wall.
The aim of the game
The winner is the player with the most points after one or more sessions.
Preparing to play
Add the 4 Season tiles and the 4 Flower tiles.
Playing the game
Kongs and bonus tiles introduce some complications to the play, but bring us much
closer to the full form of the game. For an explanation of these rules click on
the appropriate buttons.
Calculating the basic score now needs to take account of kongs and bonus tiles. They
are scored as follows: