Dealing is where the wall is broken apart and tiles are distributed to each player. This section takes place after seats have been chosen.

Breaking the Wall

Player Indicated # Rolled (2 dice)
East 5, 9
South 2, 6, 10
West 3, 7, 11
North 4, 8, 12
Player Indicated # Rolled (3 dice)
East 5, 9, 13, 17
South 6, 10, 14, 18
West 3, 7, 11, 15
North 4, 8, 12, 16

Player east rolls two dice and counts counter-clockwise starting with himself as 1, south 2, west 3, north 4, etc (See above table). The player indicated rolls the dice and the sum of this roll and the dealer's will be added. East counts from the indicated player's right to his left (not players but tiles this time) the total sum of the rolls. He takes the next two stacks. South then takes the next two stacks clockwise from the break. Next, west takes the next two stacks, and north takes the next two stacks. Repeat these steps two more times until each player has six stacks (12 tiles).

Note that players take turns going counter-clockwise, but tiles are drawn from the wall going clockwise. This applies to dealing tiles as well as general gameplay.

Lastly, the players take their final tiles as shown below. East takes his two tiles, then south takes one, west takes one, and north takes one. After this step, east should have 14 tiles, and the rest of the players should have 13.

The last five dealt tiles


East casts two dice and the total is 8. Counting counter-clockwise starting with himself the 8th player turns out to be north. North rolls and gets a 12. The total sum is 8 + 12 = 20. East counts from north's right to his left 20 stacks. Note that the total number may cross into the next player's wall (west's in this case) which is okay. East proceeds to take the next two stacks (4 tiles) which would be 21 and 22. South takes stacks 23 and 24, so on and so forth.

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