Rules for games in China
Welcome to Chinahush. This is a collection of rules for games that we’ve discovered in China. We hope you enjoy them. Please feel free to send us corrections, suggestions and general feedback to hushchina at gmail.com.
Majiang is one of the most popular games in China. If you’re interested in learning more about this fascinating game, we’ll tell you about the different regional variations for majiang in China. We’ll also give you our own simplified version of the National Standard Chinese rules.
Go to Majiang Rules.
Dice Games Rules
While you can see majiang played at homes, and Chinese Chess in the streets, you will find Chinese people playing dice games in nearly every club and karaoke establishment. The most popular game is called Shaizi (Shy-zuh), and it is very similar to Liar’s Poker.
Go to Chinese Dice Games.
Chinese Card Games
There are numerous types of Chinese card games. In our guide, we’ll just show explanations of some of the most popular games, including Doudizhu (Struggle Against the Landlord), Big Two, and The Joker’s Way.
Go to Chinese Card Games.
American Poker is also starting to develop a following in China. While most groups play the classic Poker games (Texas, Omaha, 7-Stud, etc.) we’ll also mentions some variants that we’ve seen played.
Go to Poker Variants.
Rules for Bund Majiang | 外滩麻将 (Wàitān Májiàng)
Bund Majiang is a simplified set of rules for the game Majiang (麻将), based on the official rules from the All-China Sports Federation (Guobiao Majiang 国标麻将). Since the rules are somewhat similar, you can think of Bund Rules Majiang as an introduction to the Official Guobiao Rules.
If you are interested in Guobiao Majiang, here are some useful links:
- World Majiang Organization English website
- Download Official Guobiao Rules (PDF) from World Majiang Organization website
- Download Competition Mahjongg Official International Rulebook from Sloperama (PDF)
- Guobiao scoring hands on wikipedia
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