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FAQ 16. Frequently-Asked Questions about the 2023* National Mah Jongg League card


Interested in Strategy Tips for the 2023 card? Check out my Strategy Columns, starting out with my analysis of the 2023 card in column #785!

Did You Know? 2023 and NEWS are not kongs! (That means no jokers, and no exposure prior to mah-jongg.)
This principle also applies to "357" (Singles & Pairs #1), a grouping of three singles. Jokers may only be used in groups of 3 or more Like tiles, and only groups of 3 or more Like tiles (pungs, kongs, quints, sextets) may be exposed prior to mah-jongg.


222 0000 222 3333 (Any 2 Suits)
(2023 #1)


FF 2023 2222 3333 (Any 3 Suits)
(2023 #2)


FFFF DDD 2023 DDD (2023 Any Suit, Pungs Any Dragons)
(2023 #3)


22 000 NEWS 222 33 (Any 2 Suits - Pair of 2s May Be in Any Suit)
(2023 #4)


222 888 DDDD DDDD (Any 3 Suits, 2s and 8s Only)
(2468 #5)


FFFF 2222 46 88888 (Any 1 Suit)
(2468 #1)


ADDITION HANDS


CONSECUTIVE RUN


11 222 3333 444 55 -or- 55 66 777 888 9999 (These Nos. Only)
(Consecutive Run #1)


FF 1111 2222 3333 -or- FF 1111 2222 3333 (Any 1 or 3 Suits)
(Consecutive Run #5)


111 2222 111 2222 (Any 2 Suits, Any 2 Consec. Nos.)
(Consecutive Run #6)


FFFF 11 22 333 333 (Any 3 Suits, Any 3 Consec. Nos.)
(Consecutive Run #7)


FFFF 11 333 555 555 -or- FFFF 55 777 999 999 (These Nos. Only)
(13579 #6)


3 66 999 3333 3333 (Kongs 3, 6, or 9)
(369 #5)


FF 11 22 11 22 11 22 (Any 3 Suits, Any 2 Consec. Nos.)
(S&P #2)


FF 2023 2023 2023 (Any 3 Suits)
(S&P #6)


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The official rulebook, and a newsletter. Every table should have the official 2020 revised rulebook.
Every year, the League issues rule clarifications in its newsletter. Every person who buys the card
directly from the League receives a subscription to the newsletter, which is mailed every January.


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