Mah jong is a classic Chinese tile game, but it was a major fad in the U.S. during the 1920's. It can be played for either fun or money. Four players draw tiles to begin a hand. The object is to complete a hand by making four groups of three tiles (sets or sequences) and a pair. Sound easy? Not so easy when everyone else is drawing, scoring off of each other's hands and noisily clacking tiles while yelling "Pung!" or "Chow!" After someone makes a hand, the real fun begins -- scoring. Play continues well into the late hours. It is all good noisy fun.