Tiles: Overview

Well, I guess you have now understood what the whole deal with Pai Sho tiles is: You have to memorize them before being able to play, but it's not that difficult. Don't worry if you cannot remember how certain Pai sho tiles move right now, that will come over time, like when learning chess.
For now, here is an overview over the pai sho tiles features which we have discussed on the previous chapters:

With this table you have an idea of which tiles have which movement, and the bending abilities of the elements. I will present such charts again to illustrate other mechanics apart from movement, but this is certainly enough for now ^_^

As you can see on the left, I have also added the number of tiles for each kind. We haven't discussed that so far, but now that you know all tiles, we can do it:
I have mentioned before that the flowers are the main tiles, so to speak. You get six of each red and white flower at the start in Pai Sho(which is quite many), and should you happen to use up all six during a game, then your opponent is lucky, because you don't get more. So be careful to use different types of flowers to avoid running out of tiles. However, I can tell you that using all six of one flower is rare.
For the number of element tiles and Lotus/Orchid, there is no actual standard, although the maximum is three. As a beginner, you should go with three of each, as in the chart above, but you will may find that three is too much. So two, or even one of each is ok as well to play Pai Sho.

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