Can you identify this object / game / toy / mysterious item? [pictures!]
March 31, 2013 6:05 AM   Subscribe

I can't figure out what this strange thing is. It resembles a set of dominoes with unfamiliar symbols on them. I'm sure someone out there will recognize it immediately. Thanks! picture 1 picture 2 picture 3
posted by crazylegs to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite ?
posted by nofunnyname at 6:06 AM on March 31, 2013 [1 favorite]

MahJong set.
posted by Right On Red at 6:07 AM on March 31, 2013 [2 favorites]

posted by DoubleLune at 6:09 AM on March 31, 2013

It's a mahjong set!
posted by monocot at 6:09 AM on March 31, 2013

Def Majong Set- Nice one too
posted by Bender at 6:19 AM on March 31, 2013 [1 favorite]

The long red guides are for each player to stack their pieces.
posted by monocot at 6:20 AM on March 31, 2013

Definitely mahjong
posted by dfriedman at 7:08 AM on March 31, 2013

Mahjong! and i only recognise it from the online version sadly
posted by drunkonthemoon at 9:44 AM on March 31, 2013

Mah Jong!!! Bang! Ban!

Might be made put of ivory. You play it like Rummycube, but the rules change a bit every year. Your local Chinatown or Hadassah Shop will have a card for sale with the rules. (Or on line as others have linked to.).

It was a huge fad in the thirties.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 1:46 PM on March 31, 2013

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