Play consists of 14 hands for sessions 1, 2 and 3 and 11 for sessions 4 and 5.
Blank tiles to be used only in goulash hands (i.e. following a dead hand).
If you wish to claim a discarded tile you must do so before the next player puts their picked up tile onto their rack.
If a false Mah Jong is called play may continue as long as the other players have not exposed their hands. If they have all done so then the hand is declared a dead hand and a goulash hand is played
Fishing must be declared.
No counters will be used. Instead scoring is as follows:
Half limit hand scores 20 points.
Limit hand scores 30 points.
Double limit hand scores 50 points.
Fishing but not Mah Jong scores 5 points for half/limit hands and 10 points for double limit hand.
Bouquet scores 5 points plus a gift.
Flower tiles are to be exposed
Players may rob the kong of another player to go Mah Jong if an exposed pung becomes a kong after fishing has been declared (prior to the kong being available).
Tiles are to be discarded face up without being called.
You may chow only from the person discarding on your left unless it is to go Mah Jong in which case you may chow from any discard.
No chows are allowed in a goulash hand with two exceptions: Imperial Jade and Buried Treasure.
A player claiming a tile for a pung or a kong takes precedence over someone claiming a tile for a chow.
If you have too few tiles you cannot correct this error and you may not go Mah Jong.
Play in each hand continues until one player goes Mah Jong or all the tiles are used up.
East wind remains the same if that player wins the hand or it is a dead hand. This rules applies for a maximum of three hands after which east moves onto the next player. East always moves on after a goulash hand even if that player goes Mah Jong.
Calling of tiles quietly is permitted if players are experiencing difficulty seeing the tiles.