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Taiwanese mahjong requires five sets and a pair. This 16-tile variant is popular in Taiwan and the Philippines.
During the game a player may call to complete any one of the following sets:
- Chow: Claimed from the player to your left or for mahjong.
- Pung: Claimed from any player.
- Kong: Claimed from any player. A replacement tile is drawn afterward.
- Concealed and Small Melded Kong: Announced only after drawing a tile (i.e. not after claiming a tile). A replacement tile is drawn afterward.
- Flower: Announced immediately. A replacement tile is drawn afterward.
Arrangement of Tiles
Concealed kongs are completely hidden. At the end of the hand the kong is revealed to all players.
The game's length may be prolonged if the dealer wins, in which the dealer retains the East position and deals again. When the hand ends in a draw the deal passes.
After the round is over the prevalent wind changes. The order of the winds are East, South, West, North.
The player with the most points at the end of the game wins.