Prevailing Wind and Game Wind
To start off and to determine the Player Game Wind each
player throws the dice and the player with the highest total
when the scores are added is the dealer.
The dealer's Wind is now East, the player to their right
is South wind, the next player to the right has West and
the last player is North.
The Game Wind changes after every round unless the dealer
wins. The Prevailing Wind is always East when starting.
It changes after the Game Wind has rotated around the board,
that is, after each player has had a turn at dealing and
Dealing The Tiles
All tiles are set face down and shuffled around, then the
players stack a row of tiles two deep in front of them using
up an equal number of tiles each.
The dealer then throws the dice and adds up the total points.
Using that number and counting counter-clockwise making
the dealer number 1, a player's row is chosen. Starting
at the right edge, sum tiles are counted and shifted to
The player sitting on the right side of the dealer takes
4 tiles to their left, and players working anti-clockwise
take tiles from their right.
The board is now ready to play and tiles will be taken
the wall from where the dealing left off working clockwise.
Unless the dealer has already won they then discard a tile.
Each turn involves a player drawing off a tile from the
wall and putting it in their hand, the player then discards
another tile onto the table. Normally tiles that have been
discarded are placed neatly in front of the player although
sometimes they are placed face down.