Majongg

Majongg Special Hands

Special hands are alternative target sets of tiles that a player can call Majongg with. The original Chinese game allowed only a few special hands but some Western derivatives controversially include many more, these include:

  • Buried Treasure
    Concealed Pongs in one suit with Winds/Dragons and a pair.

  • Heads and Tails
    Pongs/Kongs of Ones and Nines.

  • The Wriggling Snake
    A pair of Ones and a run from Two to Nine in the same suit, with each of the winds.

  • Three Great Scholars
    Pongs/Kongs of all three Dragons, another Pong/Kong and a pair.

  • Four Blessings Hovering Over The Door
    Pongs/Kongs of each of the four Winds with any pair.

  • The Thirteen Unique Wonders
    One of each Dragon, one of each Wind, one of each One and one of each Nine. Any one of these tiles must be paired.

  • Heaven's Blessing
    Majongg immediately made by East with the original fourteen tiles dealt to that player.

  • Earth's Blessing
    Majongg immediately made by West, North or South using the first discard made by East.

  • Gathering the Plum Blossom from the Roof
    The Plum Blossom is the Five of Circles. This is made by a player who draws a loose tile (the roof) as a replacement for a Kong, a Flower or a Season and that tile is the Plum Blossom which allows the player to go Majongg.

  • Plucking the Moon from the Bottom of the Sea
    The Moon is the One of Circles. This is made by a player who upon drawing the last tile from the wall finds that it is the Moon which allows the player to go Majongg.