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NORTH TEXAS (CBSNEWS.COM) — A Dallas-based mahjong company is receiving some of the first pushback of 2021, as its creators are being criticized of “gentrifying” the game of mahjong.

The Mahjong Line markets itself as a “unique ” take on mahjong tile sets that represent the founders personalities, but they’ve been accused of trying to change a game that wasn’t theirs to begin with.

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Mahjong is a draw and discard game that requires 144 tiles adorned with Chinese characters and symbols. The game originated in China, and still maintains massive levels of importance to Chinese Americans.

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