Singapore Mahjong Rules

Tiles Bonus Tiles Setting Up Game Play 
Winning Hands Special Hands Mahjong Terms

Winning Hands

Below are the normal winning hands (not considering the bonuses contributed by the flowers and animals).

1 Tai

臭平胡 - a hand which consists entirely of 3-card sets of consecutive numbers (eat) and a pair of eyes 


 

门清 - a hand without any declared sets (some players do not recognise 门清)

Note: 鸡胡 is not recognised in Singapore mahjong (鸡胡 is a hand which consists of a mixture of 3-card sets of consecutive numbers and 3-card sets of same numbers, and without any animals or own wind, dragon or flowers)

2 Tai

碰碰胡 - a hand which consists entirely of 3-card sets of same tiles (pong/gong) and a pair of eyes 

 

混一色 - a hand which consists tiles of the same suit and includes Winds or/and Dragons

 

 

4 Tai

平胡 - a hand which consists entirely of 3-card sets of consective numbers (eat) but without any flowers, animals, own wind or dragon


 

清一色 - a hand which is made up entirely of tiles of the same suit


 

Bonus Tai (+1 Tai)

抢杠 - a hand that is completed by a card from a declared gong by other players

花上自摸 - a hand that is completed by a replacement card after receiving a flower or animal

杠上开花 - a hand that is completed by a replacement card after a gong

海底捞月 - a hand that is completed by the last available tile

Note: 河底捞鱼 is not recognised in Singapore mahjong (河底捞鱼 refers to the hand that is completed by the last tile that is discarded)

Bonus Tai (+2 Tai)

小三元 - a hand that is made up of the 3 Dragons, but one of the Dragons is the eye (some players may rule that this hand is maximum tai) 


 

混么九 - a hand that is made up of 1s or/and 9s of any suits and includes Winds or/and Dragons


Others

清一色平胡 - a hand that is made up entirely of tiles of the same suit with consecutive numbers (eat) and without any animals or own flowers (Because of its difficult, some players rule that this is a special hand and all players shall pay double to the winner, whether he self-draws the winning card)


一炮二响 - a scenerio where 2 players complete their hands from the same card discarded. In Singapore mahjong, the player next in turn to the one who discards the card will be the winner.

一炮三响 - a scenerio where 3 players complete their hands from the same card discarded. This is a rare and controversial situation in which there are many variations of rules:

a. the players next in turn to the one who discards the card will be the winner

b. the game is considered a draw

c. the one who discards the winning card will have to pay double to each of the 3 winners, where the amount is according to each individual winner's hand

诈胡 - a scenerio where a player claims he has completed his winning hand but in fact, he has not done so or there is a mistake in his hand. Usually he will be penalised to pay the maximum rate (but not double) to the other 3 players.

Note: 七对子 is not recognised by Singapore mahjong (七对子 is a hand which consists of 7 eyes)