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Hong Kong Mahjong is the most popular mahjong variation that uses the same basic rules as most of other mahjong versions. Hong Kong mahjong has no exotic or complex rules and has a relatively small set of scoring sets (12) to be memorized. Despite its simplicity, Hong Kong mahjong offers a wealth of opportunities in combination with a relatively simple scoring system.

Simple Scoring
Pung/Kong of Dragons 1
Pung/Kong of Seat/Prevailing Wind 1
Seat Flower/Season 1
All Flowers/Seasons 2
No Flowers/Seasons 1
All Chow Hand 1
All Pung Hand 3
One Suit + Honours 3
One Suit 6
Win on Self-Draw 1
Out on Last Tile of Wall 1
Out on Last Discard 1
Out by Robbing a Kong 1
Out on Supplement Tile 1
7 Pairs 4

Hands with Maximum Points
Hidden Treasure
Mahjong Bamboo #3 Mahjong Bamboo #3 Mahjong Bamboo #3 Mahjong Bamboo #7 Mahjong Bamboo #7 Mahjong Bamboo #7 Mahjong Character #1 Mahjong Character #1 Mahjong Character #1 Mahjong Circle #1 Mahjong Circle #1 Mahjong Circle #1 Mahjong Bamboo #9 Mahjong Bamboo #9
3 Great Scholars
Mahjong Green Dragon Mahjong Green Dragon Mahjong Green Dragon Mahjong Red Dragon Mahjong Red Dragon Mahjong Red Dragon Mahjong Blank Dragon Mahjong Blank Dragon Mahjong Blank Dragon Mahjong Circle #4 Mahjong Circle #4 Mahjong Circle #7 Mahjong Circle #7 Mahjong Circle #7
Little 4 Winds
Mahjong Winds East Mahjong Winds East Mahjong Winds East Mahjong Winds West Mahjong Winds West Mahjong Winds West Mahjong Winds South Mahjong Winds South Mahjong Winds South Mahjong Winds North Mahjong Winds North Mahjong Character #1 Mahjong Character #1 Mahjong Character #1
Big 4 Winds
Mahjong Winds East Mahjong Winds East Mahjong Winds East Mahjong Winds West Mahjong Winds West Mahjong Winds West Mahjong Winds South Mahjong Winds South Mahjong Winds South Mahjong Characters#6 Mahjong Characters#6 Mahjong Winds North Mahjong Winds North Mahjong Winds North
All Honours
Mahjong Dragon Blank Mahjong Dragon Blank Mahjong Dragon Blank Mahjong Dragon Red Mahjong Dragon Red Mahjong Dragon Red Mahjong Dragon Green Mahjong Dragon Green Mahjong Dragon Green Mahjong Winds South Mahjong Winds South Mahjong Winds South Mahjong Winds North Mahjong Winds North
All Terminals
Mahjong Characters #9 Mahjong Characters #9 Mahjong Characters #9 Mahjong Characters #1 Mahjong Characters #1 Mahjong Characters #1 Mahjong Bamboo #1 Mahjong Bamboo #1 Mahjong Cicrle #1 Mahjong Cicrle #1 Mahjong Cicrle #1 Mahjong Bamboo #9 Mahjong Bamboo #9 Mahjong Bamboo #9
9 Gates
Mahjong Cicrle #1 Mahjong Cicrle #1 Mahjong Cicrle #1 Mahjong Cicrle #2 Mahjong Cicrle #3 Mahjong Cicrle #4 Mahjong Cicrle #5 Mahjong Cicrle #6 Mahjong Cicrle #7 Mahjong Cicrle #8 Mahjong Cicrle #9 Mahjong Cicrle #9 Mahjong Cicrle #9 Mahjong Closed Tile
13 Orphans
Mahjong Red Dragon Mahjong Blank Dragon Mahjong Green Dragon Mahjong Characters #1 Mahjong Characters #9 Mahjong Bamboo #1 Mahjong Bamboo #9 Mahjong Circle #1 Mahjong Circle #9 Mahjong Winds East Mahjong Winds South Mahjong Winds West Mahjong Winds North Mahjong Closed Tile
All Kongs
Mahjong Characters #3 Mahjong Characters #3 Mahjong Characters #3 Mahjong Circle #1 Mahjong Circle #1 Mahjong Circle #1 Mahjong Bamboo #7 Mahjong Bamboo #7 Mahjong Bamboo #7 Mahjong Bamboo #3 Mahjong Bamboo #3 Mahjong Bamboo #3 Mahjong Bamboo #9 Mahjong Bamboo #9
Heaven's Blessing East declares "Out" with the hand dealt - after supplemental tiles, if any
Earth's Blessing Non-dealer goes out on dealer's first discard - supplemental tiles are allowed

Payout and Penalties