Wooden Mahjong Board Game
Mahjong is a game of skill, strategy, and calculation which also involves a degree of chance. The game is of Chinese origin, and usually played by four persons with 144 domino-like tiles that are drawn and discarded until one player secures a winning hand. The object of play is similar to that of the Rummy card games, due to the presence of groups of tiles called melds that form the “legal”, or winning, hands. The name was coined by J. P. Babcock, who introduced the game to the West after World War I.