Chinese know how to play Mahjong.
“Chinese Mahjong Notes” by lastmodified
Wandering through the hutong alleys beside the Drum Tower in Beijing, I came upon a small community square where several games of mahjong were in progress. As I observed the games, I realised that they played with a different set of rules from the ones I am used to. Too shy to ask what the specific differences were, I watched and made notes.
I was also fascinated by the mahjong table cloth covers that were in use. It is basically a square cloth with pockets in the corners. Toss this over any round table, and hey presto, instant mahjong table with pockets for your cash/chips. Genius.