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The Dragon & Wind Tiles

Dragon tiles

It was Joseph Babcock, the man credited with introducing the game to the West, who apparently called these tiles ‘Dragons’. The Chinese think of them differently, and this may be a better explanation of the designs…

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A modest set

The set came in a small wooden box with some Chinese characters carved into the sliding lid. I’d assumed they had some connection to Mah-Jong but recently discovered it was a poem.

Inside I found a layer of tissue paper and, strangely, tiles covered in dust.

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