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By Tom Sloper
August 6, 2017

Column #685

American Mah Jongg (NMJL rules). Is it a rule, a strategy, etiquette? Is it an official rule, a table rule, a tournament rule?

Answers below. Don't look until you've written down all your own answers...

1: c. 2: a. 3: b. 4: a. 5: c. 6: c. 7: b. 8: b. 9: c. 10: c. 11: b. 12: c.

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