There, from a small quadrangular gallery, he could look down on the “well” of the fan-tan lay out below.
There, from a small quadrangular gallery, he could look down on the "well" of the fan-tan lay out below.
fan-tan was in progress at one of the tables, the four players being apparently the only strictly sober people in the room.
The Malays at fan-tan by the gleam of the slush-light under the awning grew silent.
I could not manage to make out exactly from the description what the game they play is like, but it was not fan-tan.
Here cards are generally used instead of dice to separate the players from their money, fan-tan being the favorite game.
Games of fan-tan and pie-gow are constantly in operation; and the police either tolerate or are powerless to stop them.
It's all a game of bluff, as I told you years ago in that fan-tan shop in Shanghai.