Before play can begin each player's hand is examined for the following tiles:
Flower and Season Tiles
If these occur in a player's hand then these tiles will be displayed above the player's stake and the player will need to be dealt replacement tiles.
Replacement tiles are dealt as follows:
All players get replacement Loose Tiles from the Kong Box for each Flower, Season or Kong, starting with East Wind player and progressing counter clockwise. If a Flower or Season tile is dealt as a replacement tile or a replacement tile completes a Kong then another replacement tile is given to the player, after all players have had replacement tiles for Flower, Season and Kong tiles originally dealt.
For more information, see the sections on Flowers and Seasons respectively.