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Dallas company apologizes after criticism for redesigning Chinese mahjong tiles
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A company in Texas apologized on Tuesday after being criticized for replacing traditional Chinese mahjong tiles with redesigned game pieces covered in images of items such as bubbles and bags of flour. The color palettes are jarring and ugly. The Mahjong Line said in an email Tuesday that the company had "pure intentions and a shared love for the game of American mahjong. American mahjong — often compared to the card game gin rummy — is a tile-based game that typically consists of four players. While most styles of mahjong use tiles, American mahjong uses tiles with the addition of jokers, according to the National Mah Jongg League.