Putting greens, pizza ovens, and mah-jongg tables, she offered.
In the case: when a tile will complete a player's hand allowing him to "mah-jongg," the tile may be punged.
He announces "mah-jongg" wins, the game is over, the scores are settled and the wall built up for the next game.
For winning hand of absolutely no scoring value than mah-jongg, 10 points is given as a bonus.
On this account, none of the other opponents would hesitate about discarding the eight of bamboo which allowed him to mah-jongg.
The rule is that "a player may at any time 'Pung' a discard which will complete his hand and allow him to mah-jongg."
For mah-jongg or completing a hand a bonus is given and this is generally 10 points unless specially agreed upon to be so.
1922, from dialectal Chinese (Shanghai) ma chiang, name of the game, literally "sparrows," from ma "hemp" + chiang "little birds." The game so called from the design of the pieces. It had a vogue in Europe and the U.S. in the 1920s and for a time threatened to supplant bridge in popularity.