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Abercrombie & Fitch (A&F) is an American retailer that focuses on upscale casual wear for people aged 21 to 24; its headquarters are in New Albany, Ohio.
is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Nobuyuki Fukumoto.
American Anthropologist is the flagship journal of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), published quarterly by Wiley.
American Jews, or Jewish Americans, are Americans who are Jews, whether by religion, ethnicity or nationality.
American mahjong, also spelled mah jongg, is a variant of the Chinese game mahjong.
An amusement arcade (often referred to as "video arcade" or simply "arcade") is a venue where people play arcade games such as video games, pinball machines, electro-mechanical games, redemption games, merchandisers (such as claw cranes), or coin-operated billiards or air hockey tables.
Anime is a style of hand-drawn and computer animation originating in, and commonly associated with, Japan.
Asia is Earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres.
Atlantic City is a resort city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States, known for its casinos, boardwalk, and beaches.
Austria (Österreich), officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich), is a federal republic and a landlocked country of over 8.8 million people in Central Europe.
Autumn, also known as fall in American and Canadian English, is one of the four temperate seasons.
The bamboos are evergreen perennial flowering plants in the subfamily Bambusoideae of the grass family Poaceae.
Beijing, formerly romanized as Peking, is the capital of the People's Republic of China, the world's second most populous city proper, and most populous capital city.
William McGuire Bryson (born 8 December 1951) is an Anglo-American author of books on travel, the English language, science, and other non-fiction topics.
Cantopop (a contraction of "Cantonese pop music") or HK-pop (short for "Hong Kong pop music") is a genre of Cantonese music made primarily in Hong Kong, and also used to refer to the cultural context of its production and consumption.
A card game is any game using playing cards as the primary device with which the game is played, be they traditional or game-specific.
Cash was a type of coin of China and East Asia, used from the 4th century BC until the 20th century AD.
The domestic cat (Felis silvestris catus or Felis catus) is a small, typically furry, carnivorous mammal.
Centipedes (from Latin prefix centi-, "hundred", and pes, pedis, "foot") are arthropods belonging to the class Chilopoda of the subphylum Myriapoda, an arthropod group which also includes Millipedes and other multi-legged creatures.
Chengdu, formerly romanized as Chengtu, is a sub-provincial city which serves as the capital of China's Sichuan province.
China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a unitary one-party sovereign state in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around /1e9 round 3 billion.
Chinese characters are logograms primarily used in the writing of Chinese and Japanese.
Chinese culture is one of the world's oldest cultures, originating thousands of years ago.
Chinese dominoes are used in several tile-based games, namely, Tien Gow, Pai Gow, Tiu U and Kap Tai Shap.
Chinese is a group of related, but in many cases mutually unintelligible, language varieties, forming a branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family.
Playing cards were most likely invented in China during the Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279).
Chrysanthemums, sometimes called mums or chrysanths, are flowering plants of the genus Chrysanthemum in the family Asteraceae.
Competition Mahjong, also known as Guóbiāo Májiàng (simplified Chinese: 国标麻将, National Standard Mahjong), is an international standard of rules and scoring criteria for mahjong founded by the All-China Sports Federation in July 1998 and supported by some mahjong societies, mostly in Asia.
Confucianism, also known as Ruism, is described as tradition, a philosophy, a religion, a humanistic or rationalistic religion, a way of governing, or simply a way of life.
Conquian is a rummy-style card game.
Copenhagen (København; Hafnia) is the capital and most populous city of Denmark.
The Cultural Revolution, formally the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, was a sociopolitical movement in China from 1966 until 1976.
David Parlett (born 18 May 1939 in London) is a games scholar, historian, and translator from South London, who has studied both card games and board games.
Dice (singular die or dice; from Old French dé; from Latin datum "something which is given or played") are small throwable objects with multiple resting positions, used for generating random numbers.
Eddie Cantor (born Edward Israel Itzkowitz, January 31, 1892 – October 10, 1964) was an American "illustrated song" performer, comedian, dancer, singer, actor, and songwriter.
Epilepsy is a group of neurological disorders characterized by epileptic seizures.
In mathematics, an exponential function is a function of the form in which the argument occurs as an exponent.
Ezra Hasbrouck Fitch (September 27, 1865 – June 16, 1930) was the co-founder of the modern lifestyle brand Abercrombie & Fitch and is attributed with the introduction of Mahjong to the United States.
Facebook is an American online social media and social networking service company based in Menlo Park, California.
Feng shui (pronounced), also known as Chinese geomancy, is a pseudoscience originating from China, which claims to use energy forces to harmonize individuals with their surrounding environment.
In Chinese art, the Four Gentlemen, also called the Four Noble Ones, are four plants: the plum blossom, the orchid, the bamboo, and the chrysanthemum.
French (le français or la langue française) is a Romance language of the Indo-European family.
Fuzhou, formerly romanized as Foochow, is the capital and one of the largest cities in Fujian province, China.
A game of skill is a game where the outcome is determined mainly by mental or physical skill, rather than by chance.
Besides standard mahjong and its variations, other games can be played with a set of Mahjong tiles, on any even surface, and many can be played with little modification, for example.
George B. Glover (traditional Chinese: 吉羅福, simplified Chinese: 吉罗福; 8 Jul 1827 - 4 Oct 1885) was an American who served as a diplomat and also a commissioner in the Imperial Chinese Maritime Customs Service during the late nineteenth century.
Goulash (gulyás) is a soup of meat and vegetables, seasoned with paprika and other spices.
The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City (formerly Trump Taj Mahal) is a casino and hotel on the Boardwalk, owned by Hard Rock International, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States.
Hearts is an "evasion-type" trick-taking playing card game for four players, although variations can accommodate between three and six players.
Hong Kong (Chinese: 香港), officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory of China on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia.
Hong Kong Mahjong scoring rules are used for scoring in Mahjong, the game for four players, common in Hong Kong and some areas in Guangdong.
Hong Xiuquan (洪秀全) (1 January 1814 – 1 June 1864), born Hong Huoxiu and with the courtesy name Renkun, was a Hakka Chinese leader of the Taiping Rebellion against the Qing Dynasty.
Hunan is the 7th most populous province of China and the 10th most extensive by area.
Japan (日本; Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 or Nihon-koku, lit. "State of Japan") is a sovereign island country in East Asia.
Japanese Mahjong (Japanese: 麻雀, 麻将 or マージャン; mājan), also known as Rīchi Mahjong, is a variation of mahjong.
Jetons or jettons, are tokens or coin-like medals produced across Europe from the 13th through the 17th centuries.
Joseph Park Babcock (1893 – 1949), American popularizer of Mahjong, was born in Lafayette, Indiana.
Khanhoo or Kanhu is a non-partnership Chinese card game of the draw-and-discard structure.
Made In America is a nonfiction book by Bill Bryson describing the history of the English language in the United States and the evolution of American culture.
Madiao, also Ma Diao, Ma Tiu or Ma Tiao, is a late imperial Chinese trick-taking gambling card game, also known as the game of Paper Tiger. The deck used was recorded by Lu Rong in the 15th century and the rules later by Pan Zhiheng and Feng Menglong during the early 17th century.
Mahjong has been a common culture of China, Hong Kong, Japan, and other Asian regions.
The Mahjong International League (Chinese: "国际麻将联盟") is the international governing body of mahjong.
Mahjong tiles are tiles of Chinese origin that are used to play mahjong as well as mahjong solitaire and other games.
A Mahjong video game is a video game that is based on the classical Chinese game mahjong.
Mandarin is a group of related varieties of Chinese spoken across most of northern and southwestern China.
are comics created in Japan or by creators in the Japanese language, conforming to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century.
MegaZebra is a game development company located in Munich, Germany.
In card games, a meld is a set of matching cards, typically three or more, that earn a player points and/or allow him to deplete his hand.
Metropolis is a 32-to-48-page free monthly city guide, news and classified ads glossy magazine published by Japan Partnership KK targeting English-speaking foreigners in Tokyo, Japan.
A mind sport, or as it's more commonly referred to an altsport, is a game of skill where the competition is based on a particular type of the intellectual ability as opposed to physical exercise.
A mouse (Mus), plural mice, is a small rodent characteristically having a pointed snout, small rounded ears, a body-length scaly tail and a high breeding rate.
A myriad (from Ancient Greek label) is technically the number ten thousand; in that sense, the term is used almost exclusively in translations from Greek, Latin, or Chinese, or when talking about ancient Greek numbers.
New Jersey is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the Northeastern United States.
Ningbo, formerly written Ningpo, is a sub-provincial city in northeast Zhejiang province in China. It comprises the urban districts of Ningbo proper, three satellite cities, and a number of rural counties including islands in Hangzhou Bay and the East China Sea. Its port, spread across several locations, is among the busiest in the world and the municipality possesses a separate state-planning status. As of the 2010 census, the entire administrated area had a population of 7.6 million, with 3.5 million in the six urban districts of Ningbo proper. To the north, Hangzhou Bay separates Ningbo from Shanghai; to the east lies Zhoushan in the East China Sea; on the west and south, Ningbo borders Shaoxing and Taizhou respectively.
Nintendo Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics and video game company headquartered in Kyoto.
The Open European Mahjong Championship (OEMC) is the oldest European competition of Mahjong organized by European Mahjong Association(EMA) under international rule.
The Orchidaceae are a diverse and widespread family of flowering plants, with blooms that are often colourful and fragrant, commonly known as the orchid family.
Hanyu Pinyin Romanization, often abbreviated to pinyin, is the official romanization system for Standard Chinese in mainland China and to some extent in Taiwan.
Play Money (PM) is noticeably fake bills or coins intended to be used use as toy currency, especially for classroom instruction or as a marker in board games such as Monopoly, rather than currency in a legitimate exchange market.
The Prunus mume is an Asian tree species classified in the Armeniaca section of the genus Prunus subgenus Prunus.
Puzzle video games make up a unique genre of video games that emphasize puzzle solving.
The Qing dynasty, also known as the Qing Empire, officially the Great Qing, was the last imperial dynasty of China, established in 1636 and ruling China from 1644 to 1912.
A rooster, also known as a gamecock, a cockerel or cock, is a male gallinaceous bird, usually a male chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus).
The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is the naval branch of the Australian Defence Force.
Rummy is a group of matching card games notable for similar gameplay based on matching cards of the same rank or sequence and same suit.
A run is a combination of playing cards where cards have consecutive rank values.
is an ongoing Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Ritz Kobayashi.
Samuel Hui Koon-kit (born 6 September 1948), usually known as Sam Hui, is a Hong Kong musician, singer, songwriter and actor.
Shanghai (Wu Chinese) is one of the four direct-controlled municipalities of China and the most populous city proper in the world, with a population of more than 24 million.
The Singaporean Mahjong scoring rules are similar to that of the Chinese Old Style / Hong Kong system, but accounts for the different set of tiles used.
South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (대한민국; Hanja: 大韓民國; Daehan Minguk,; lit. "The Great Country of the Han People"), is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and lying east to the Asian mainland.
Southeast Asia or Southeastern Asia is a subregion of Asia, consisting of the countries that are geographically south of China, east of India, west of New Guinea and north of Australia.
Sparrows are a family of small passerine birds.
Spring is one of the four conventional temperate seasons, following winter and preceding summer.
The State General Administration of Sports is the government agency responsible for sports in China.
A stripped deck (US) or shortened pack (UK) is a set of playing cards from which some cards have been removed.
Summer is the hottest of the four temperate seasons, falling after spring and before autumn.
Tahini (also tahina; طحينة), also known as Ardeh (Persian: ارده), is a condiment made from toasted ground hulled sesame seeds.
The Taiping Rebellion, also known as the Taiping Civil War or the Taiping Revolution, was a massive rebellion or total civil war in China that was waged from 1850 to 1864 between the established Manchu-led Qing dynasty and the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom under Hong Xiuquan.
The Japan Times is Japan's largest and oldest English-language daily newspaper.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
The Playing-Card is a quarterly publication, publishing scholarly articles covering all aspects of playing cards and of the games played with them, produced by the International Playing-Card Society.
Three-player mahjong is a variation of mahjong for three players rather than the more common four player variations.
A tile-based game is a game that uses tiles as one of the fundamental elements of play.
, officially, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and has been the capital since 1869.
Tsinghua University (abbreviated THU;; also romanized as Qinghua) is a major research university in Beijing, China and a member of the elite C9 League of Chinese universities.
Tuttle Publishing, originally the Charles E. Tuttle Company, is a book publishing company that includes Tuttle, Periplus Editions, and Journey Editions.
Unicode is a computing industry standard for the consistent encoding, representation, and handling of text expressed in most of the world's writing systems.
Utrecht is a city and municipality in the Netherlands, capital and most populous city of the province of Utrecht.
Vienna (Wien) is the federal capital and largest city of Austria and one of the nine states of Austria.
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington or D.C., is the capital of the United States of America.
A wild card in card games is one that may be used to represent any other playing card, sometimes with certain restrictions.
Sir William Henry Wilkinson (traditional Chinese: 務謹順, simplified Chinese: 务谨顺; May 10, 1858The Foreign Office list and diplomatic and consular year book for 1917, Foreign Office, Great Britain. - 1930) was a British Sinologist who served as Consul-General for H.B.M in China and Korea.
Winning Moves Games is a maker of classic card games and board games, puzzles, action games and adult party games.
Winter is the coldest season of the year in polar and temperate zones (winter does not occur in the tropical zone).
The World Mahjong Championship is played to determine the World Champion in the table game Mahjong held by World Mahjong Organization (WMO).
The World Mahjong Organization (Chinese: "世界麻将组织") is the international governing body of mahjong in its variation called MCR.
The World Mahjong Sports Games (WMSG / Chinese:世界麻将运动会) is played to determine the World Champion in the table game Mahjong held by Mahjong International League (MIL).
The World Series Of Mahjong (Chinese:世界麻将大赛) is a privately sponsored Mahjong tournament.
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) is a United States Air Force base and census-designated place just east of Dayton, Ohio, in Greene and Montgomery counties.
The 2002 World Championship in Mahjong was held at the Hotel Grand Place in Tokyo, Japan from October 23 to 27 in 2002.
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