Introducing an amusing pastime the Saki staff set up for us – Achiga’s What to Discard?
The basic idea is the same as the chess puzzles that sometimes appear in western newspapers. You pick one tile which you consider the best discard and click on it. You’ll be taken to a screen saying what tiles other players picked and what the author of the question suggests. And you can do it 6000+ times, or as long as you don’t run out of steam.
As long as you can recognize the tiles, you can have plenty of fun with this even with no knowledge of Japanese. The small tile above is the current dora tile (not the dora indicator, which would be one tile lower). The numbers after the question number are the hand and turn number, respectively. But most of the time, you can safely ignore those.
All questions are user-submitted and you can make your own question without registering. Which of course results in tasks like: Win with a baiman. Also, you’re Miyanaga Saki and a suggested answer based on anticipating a future closed kan. If the answers to some of the questions seem weirdly off, there might something crazy in the additional info box…