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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

 

Paying the Winner

Everyone pays the winner (i.e. the player who went  Mah-Jong ) one unit of money  (traditionally using tallies) for each point scored.  If the winner is East Wind then the number of points is doubled.  If someone else is the winner then only East Wind pays double.

Paying the Other Players

Work out the difference in scores between each player.

The three people then settle by paying one unit of money for each point of difference between them, except  East Wind who pays or receives double the difference.

Doubling for East Wind and the Limit

If East Wind wins then everyone pays him double his score.  If another player wins then East Wind pays or receives double the difference between his score and that of the other players.

This rule holds even when the prevailing wind changes from East to South.

In every case, the doubling is not affected by the limit.  So it is possible that players may have to pay out more than 1,000 points in a settlement  (conceivably up to 2,000 points).

 

Being East Wind is therefore both an opportunity and a risk !

Example Payments

East Wind goes Mah-Jong with 200 points

West Wind goes Mah-Jong with 200 points

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East Wind
South Wind
West Wind
North Wind
Score
200
100
200
500
Pay East Wind
200
Pay South Wind
Pay West Wind
400
200
200
Pay North Wind
600
400
Total points paid
1,000
800
200
Total points received
800
1,000
Balance
- 800
- 800

Everyone pays East Wind double his score.

 

The others pay the difference between their scores.

East Wind pays West Wind double his score.

 

East Wind pays North Wind double the difference between their scores.

 

South Wind pays East Wind double the difference between their scores.

East Wind
South Wind
West Wind
North Wind
Score
200
100
200
500
Pay East Wind
400
400
400
Pay South Wind
Pay West Wind
100
Pay North Wind
400
300
Total points paid
900
700
400
Total points received
100
700
Balance
+ 1,200
- 900
- 600
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© 2008   Peter Gregory
© 2008   Peter Gregory

An Alternative Method of Paying

There’s another way of exchanging payments which is, perhaps, simpler.  There’s no change to the payments made to the player who goes Mah-Jong. He is, again, paid first (by all the others) and then takes no further part in the payment process. East Wind again pays or receives double.

 

Each of the remaining players then receives (from the other remaining players) one unit of money for each point scored. However, if one of the players is East Wind , he pays and receives double that amount.

 

The example payments (shown above) have been reworked to show what happens. It doesn’t affect the final balances.

East Wind goes Mah-Jong with 200 points

West Wind goes Mah-Jong with 200 points

East Wind
South Wind
West Wind
North Wind
Score
200
100
200
500
Pay East Wind
400
400
Pay South Wind
200
100
Pay West Wind
400
200
200
Pay North Wind
1,000
500
Total points paid
1,600
1,100
700
Total points received
300
800
1,500
Balance
- 800
- 800

Everyone pays East Wind double his score.

 

The others pay the scores made.

East Wind pays everyone double their score.

 

South Wind and North Wind pay East Wind double his score and then pay each other.

 

West Wind doesn’t pay anything.

East Wind
South Wind
West Wind
North Wind
Score
200
100
200
500
Pay East Wind
400
400
400
Pay South Wind
100
100
Pay West Wind
200
200
Pay North Wind
500
500
Total points paid
1,100
1,000
700
Total points received
200
400
1,000
Balance
+ 1,200
- 900
- 600
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