Strategy – Terms used

To avoid too much long-windedness the following terms, abbreviations and conventions have been used:

Relating to the Minor tiles  (i.e. 2 to 8 of each suit)​

 Bonus tile  Flower or Season tile
 Clean hand  A Mah-Jong hand that is made up of just one suit, with some honour tiles (not the same as the special hand, “Purity”)
 Dealt hand  The tiles that you acquire from the wall at the start of the game
 Dirty hand  A Mah-Jong which is made up of more than one suit (i.e. not a clean hand)
 he/him/his   he/she, him/her, his/hers
 Honour  Relating to the Dragon and Wind tiles
 Major  Relating to the Major tiles  (i.e. 1 and 9 of each suit)
 Minor  Relating to the Minor tiles  (i.e. 2 to 8 of each suit)
 MJ  Mah-Jong
 Normal MJ  A Mah-Jong which is not a special hand
Pick-ups Tiles which are picked up from the wall or from discards
Same tile A tile which is one of the same set of four tiles
Simple MJ A Mah-Jong that is the easiest to collect rather than a high scoring one
[d] Which scores a double