(the # of bamboo chunks on the tile match the tile #), “Balls” (the # of circles on the tile matchthe tile #) and Characters,
I'm going to call the character tiles
(the # of sticks on the tilematch the tile #). Each class of tiles have #'s from 1 to 9, and there are 4 tiles of each.There are also
. The “Four Season” & “Four Flower” tiles add 8 more tiles tothe mix, and their basic values are higher than the primary tiles. But,
the 16 most importanttiles in the grand total of 144 are the “Four Winds”.
Appropriately named N, S, E, & W (North, South, East & West) for the main directions of thecompass, each of them has 4 tiles. We'll get into great detail on how these tiles make or breakyour score, but understand this –
these 16 tiles, when played right, will give you much morethan half of your total score!
The above bar is at the bottom of the game board & shows you how many tile pairs arecurrently available, tiles remaining, your score & the # of seconds that have transpiredthroughout the game. The
time has absolutely NO affect
on your score.WARNING: There are times when you will want to match tiles that are on two different levelsin the layout. This can be dangerous when it creates a blocked tile that is imposible to get to.YOU LOSE! Most of the time you will have a matching tiles on the same level with each other,but not always.It is wise to treat the game as you would a chess match. The further ahead that you can seeyour selections the better off you are.
Be especially careful when matching tiles are siting sideby side
(especially when three of them are together).Notice: There are two situations that come up that you always should be aware of, and that'sdouble tiles in the same row. Notice the #3 balls & #4 bamboo. If they were the last two of