Scoring variations

Paying method – Overview

The paying methods used in different versions of Mah Jong can be roughly divided in two: either the winner alone is paid (in which case the discarder normally pays for all losers or at least double as much as the other losers), or all players are paid (in which case all losers pay to each other and usually pay all to the winner, even if the winning tile is a discard). The previous method is used in the modern Asian rules and the latter method in Western (classical Chinese) rules. A third paying method, where scores are simply added up without actual payments, is not as frequently used but offered in Four Winds as an option.

In other than the Chinese rules, the dealer (East) often pays and receives double. In the Chinese rules the winner is paid double if he goes out on a self-drawn tile, otherwise only the discarder pays double.

Four Winds 2 lets you choose a payoff scheme (method of paying to winners) from 11 pre-defined presets. You can customize the scheme, if you wish to, by editing a table which specifies how much and by whom the winner is paid in different winning situations.

Variations to the payment method:
Pay to winner only
Pay between all players
Only add up scores
Payments to winner Chinese Classical scheme
Payments to winner Chinese Modern scheme
Payments to winner Chinese Official/Taiwanese scheme
Payments to winner Japanese scheme
Payments to winner Mahjong Masters Million scheme
Payments to winner Internet Mahjong Server scheme
Payments to winner Wilmington Advanced 12-Tile scheme
Payments to winner Simple scheme
Payments to winner Korean scheme
Payments to winner WMPA scheme
Payments to winner Customized scheme
Payments to winner Each loser always pays the minimum
Payments to winner East receives double
Payments between losers East pays and receives double

Related topics:
Initial and Limit points
Logic of scoring system
Inclusion and scoring of hands and patterns
Settling tables

Creating and managing custom rule presets