Mahjong's foreign design and perceived "mystical" origin may have marginalized it among Western card gamers. But did you know that Americans have been aware of the game since the late 19th Century? The first company to sell Mahjong sets in the U.S. was Abercrombie & Fitch, back in the 1920s. The game proved to be so popular that A&F's founder, Ezra Fitch, sent agents to China to purchase as many Mahjong sets as they could to resell in the U.S..
By the turn of the millennium, Mahjong had already garnered a healthy … Read more