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  zi pai

 

China

People in China playing a game of cards using zi pai, i.e. Chinese character cards (fig.), that at first sight are somewhat reminiscent of domino tiles.

 

A deck consists of 80 playing cards, that are divided into  4 series of 2 sets of 10 cards each, numbered 1 to 10, and while one set uses ordinary numbers, the other is numbered using banker's anti-fraud numerals.

 

  zi pai