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Scoring

 

Tile Classification

       Minor Tiles

       Major Tiles

       Honour Tiles

       Bonus Tiles

 

Working out the Players’ Scores

       Overview

       Calculating the Basic Score

       Doubling

 

Special Hands

       Doubling Three Times

       Scoring 500 Points

       Scoring 1,000 Points

 

Example Hands

       Mah-Jong Hands

       Non-Winning Hands

 

Settling Up

       Paying the Winner

       Paying the Other Players

       Doubling for East Wind and the Limit

       Example Payments

       An Alternative Method of Paying

 

In the following explanation, “winner” will be used to refer to the player who has called  Mah-Jong and won the session.   However, points are also awarded to the other participants and it is possible one of these may end up better off than the so-called winner.

Overview

If the winner has gone out with a special hand then his score is the score of that special hand, with possibly extra points from any bonus tiles.  Otherwise calculating his score is a two stage process, as it is for the other players.

Calculating the basic score

The basic score is determined from:

Doubling

The basic score is then doubled for each doubling condition that can be found to apply to the hand.

Some of these doubling conditions only apply to the winner.

The Limit

The final score can never be more than the limit, which is normally set to 1,000 points. Most of the special hands score the limit and some half the limit.

Calculating the Basic Score

Pungs

                          Exposed        Concealed

 

Minor tiles        2  points          4  points

 

Major tiles        4  points          8  points

Exposed minor pung
Concealed minor pung
Exposed major pung

Concealed major pung   8

Concealed major pung

Kongs

                          Exposed        Concealed

 

Minor tiles        8  points          16  points

 

Major tiles      16  points         32  points

Exposed minor kong
Exposed major kong

Concealed minor kong   16

Concealed minor kong

Concealed major kong   32

Concealed major kong

Flowers and Seasons

4  points for each flower or season.

Flower and season

For going Mah-Jong

20  points are given for going Mah-Jong.

Another  2  points are given if the winning tile was drawn from the live wall  (not the Kong Box)

The various sets of pungs and kongs

 

Certain pairs of Honour tiles

 

Flower and Season tiles

 

Points given for going Mah-Jong   (and if the last tile comes from the wall)

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Chows
No points are scored for chows (exposed or concealed).
A chow

Pairs of Honour tiles

2  points are scored for a pair of Dragons, for a pair of the prevailing wind (usually East Wind) or for a pair of the player’s own wind.  

This applies to all players.

If the wind pair is both the prevailing wind and own wind, then 4 points are scored.

A pair of Dragons

A pair of the prevailing wind

A pair of the player’s own wind

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Pair of dragons
Pair of winds
Pair of winds
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Exposed minor pung   2

Concealed minor pung   4

Exposed major pung   4

Exposed minor kong   8

Exposed major kong   16

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© 2008   Peter Gregory
© 2008   Peter Gregory
Text - Scoring
Overview and page links

If a limit was not imposed it would be possible to obtain an extremely high score.

 

Although highly unlikely, it is possible to get a score of well over a million points.

 

Click here to see how

Working Out the Players’ Scores