mahjong involves skill, strategy, and calculation, as well as a certain degree of chance.
This is the first known written account of mahjong in any language other than chinese.
Hong kong movies have often included scenes of mahjong games.
mahjong tiles are split into these categories suits, honor and flowers.
Word Origin and History for mahjong
1922, from dial. Chinese (Shanghai) ma chiang, name of the game, lit. "sparrows," from ma "hemp" + chaing "little birds." The game so called from the design of the pieces. It had a vogue in Europe in the 1920s and for a time threatened to supplant bridge in popularity.