I love the transformations that take place in a Mah Jongg hand during the course of a game.
Here's an example from a game last week.
Uh Oh....now I've added another joker! So close to both hands!
For the : 22 44 666 888 DDD: I have the pairs. I can call for the 6 and the 8 AND the red dragon.
For the : FF 222 444 666 888: (it's concealed) I would have to pick either a 2, 4, 6, 8 or joker to discard my red dragon and then I would be on call for the Mah Jongg.
It really depends upon which tile I pick next that fits into one of these hands.
My next pick is a RED DRAGON. I discard a flower and wait for a 2, 4, 6, 8 or dragon to call.
I pick a 6 crack, discard the second flower and wait to call MJ on either a 2, 4, 8 or dragon.
My chances are good....you can see in the last photo that we are pretty early in the game.
And, yes. I made the Mah Jongg.