Mathematical aspect of the combinatorial game "Mahjong"

Research paper by Yuan Cheng, Chi-Kwong Li, Sharon H. Li

Indexed on: 23 Jul '17Published on: 23 Jul '17Published in: arXiv - Mathematics - History and Overview


We study some mathematical aspects of the Mahjong game. In particular, we use combinatorial theory and write a Python program to study some special features of the game. The results confirm some folklore concerning the game, and expose some unexpected results. Related results and possible future research in connection to artificial intelligence are mentioned.