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From the founding of the National Mah Jongg League 70 years ago inthe NMJL treated flowers as jokers wild flowers. Beginning with the card, more flowers were added to increase the luck ratio and to allow for more challenging hands. Domestic set manufacturing was feasible from the late s and continuing into datong s. At some point, though, cheaper Chinese imports caused all the American manufacturers dating mahjong sets go out of business.

Contributor Gina Smith added: MET games was one with the Buddha jokers 2and Ten Flowers sets with the Happy face and Kibitzer datinv — one of each was another that comes to mind. In my collection Mahjonv have a couple datibg Chinese-made bone-and-bamboo sets with joker tiles. I used to think those sets were from the s, but now think they were more likely from the sixties or thereabouts. Some Chinese sets come with joker tiles, and I have no reliable data as to when that practice began.

Inclusion of joker tiles might or might not have originated in America. Note also that the above table is meant to be dtaing dating mahjong sets a tool for determining the age of mah-jongg sets that were intended by their manufacturers for playing American-style mah-jongg NMJL rules. This function has been disabled for Where the Winds Blow. The Beginning Mah Jongg Set. Dating mahjong sets Tom Sloper.

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