The Winds & "the Oya"
Playing the Game
Building a Hand - The Basics
Building a Hand with Special Combinations
How to Complete a Hand
Interrupting Play with Pon and Kan
Points and Payments
Mahjong in Japan
Books on Mahjong
Mahjong Sets & Accessories
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Each tile within a set of three must be of the same type - the same suit, the same dragon, or the same wind. For example:
A hand can consist of a mixture of sets, so a completed hand of 14 tiles might look like this:
Note 1: Although not every completed hand consists of four sets of three tiles, with but one exception, no hand is complete if it lacks a "Head" of two similar tiles.
The Exception: If a player goes "Kan" four times he automatically completes his hand even if it lacks a head.
Note 2: In the Three-Player game a Run-of-Three can only be made with tiles from the Bamboo or the Coin suits!