Sioux Falls, South Dakota (October 16, 2012) The Game Supply, a leading provider of indoor, outdoor, board, and handheld games, is offering a wide range of mahjong sets. The company also shares information on the game at their official website.
Mahjong originated in ancient China. It features a set of tiles or playing cards, and a set of chips or bone tiles used for scoring. There are also indicators to point out the dealer and the Prevailing Wind of a round. The number of tiles varies depending on the type of the mahjong set, but ranges from 136 to 144. They are also divided into three categories: suits, honor, and flowers.
Suit dots consist of a number of circles, each said to represent copper coins with a square hole in the middle. Honor Wind tiles represent the four directions: east, south, west, and north. Honor Dragons feature the colors red, green, and white. Flowers, often featuring artwork, represent plum, orchid, chrysanthemum, and bamboo, or the seasons spring, summer, autumn, and
winter. These tiles are money-based as well.
There are several governing bodies that host exhibition tournaments as well as other events to gather mahjong enthusiasts from all over the world. Although more popular in Asia, mahjong has gained quite a following in Western countries in recent years.
The Game Supply is a one-stop online resource for mahjong, chess, and backgammon sets as well as Chinese Checkers, Go, Dominos, and cribbage boards, among many others. The company is a division of Smart Shops, LLC.
Aside from offering premium board games, the company also provides educational, handheld, travel, and Xbox video games. Visit www.TheGameSupply.com for more information on their merchandise.
About The Game Supply
The Game Supply is a leading online retailer of various types of educational and family-friendly games. The company, which is a division of Smart Shops, LLC, offers their products in an effort to help families enjoy their leisure time together.