Where the Winds Blow Now Open to the Public By Appointment Only

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Gaming Supply Warehouse Now Open to The Public

Where the Winds Blow has an assortment of Mah Jongg sets, which are designed to meet a vast range of tastes and preferences.

Since the beginning of the 21st century, Where the Winds Blow has been one of the most prominent retailers of Mah Jongg—a game that that originated in Ancient China—within the Houston metro area. Recently, the company—which is based in Katy, about 30 miles away from Houston—announced that its headquarters will now be open to the public. Customers are required to call Where the Winds Blow to set up an appointment; the company will not honor unsolicited visits. Customers would be able to gain access to the full spectrum of items on sale at Where the Winds Blow.

Invented in China about 2,500 years ago, Mah Jongg—which is also referred to as mah jong or maijang—was not known to the Western world until early in the 17th century. It took another three centuries for Mah Jongg to reach the United States. When an American by the name of Joseph Park Babcock traveled to China, the game impressed him enough to pen a tutorial entitled Rules of Mah-Jongg, thus sparking a significant measure of interest in Mah Jongg in the U.S.

Today, Mah Jongg is played with a set of tiles or cards, dice for deciding how to deal, a marker for denoting the dealers and the rounds, and counters for keeping score. Where the Winds Blow has an assortment of Mah Jongg sets, which are designed to meet a vast range of tastes and preferences. For instance, customers can choose from color finishes, such as gold, burgundy, and blue. Other finishes include alligator skin, aluminum, and wood.

Also, customers also have the opportunity of creating their own sets for a hundred dollars. It would include their choice of tiles, dice, racks that come equipped with brass ends, and a velour bag that is available in five colors. For first-time players, there's an instructional DVD that they can purchase with their sets and cases.

About Where the Winds Blow:

Where the Winds Blow has been selling Mah Jongg game items and related accessories in the Houston area since it opened its doors in 2000. In addition to the pieces used to play the ancient Chinese game, Where the Winds Blow sells Mah Jongg-inspired bracelets, computer accessories, books, dish-ware, charms, earrings, necklaces, pendants, watches, and party supplies, among other items. Where the Winds Blow is headquartered at 21734 Provincial Boulevard, Suite 260, Katy, Texas 77450. For placing orders or requesting information, customers can reach Where the Winds Blow via phone by dialing 281-578-7571, or sending an email message to sales(at)wherethewindsblow(dot)com. The Where the Winds Blow website address is http://www.wherethewindsblow.com.

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