Originally Posted by mikech
it's a fundamental rule of the game, since fouling your hand kills it and gets you scooped. if you could move cards around it'd be much harder (impossible?) to foul a hand.
this, and yes if you could move your cards it would be impossible to foul your hand unless you brainfarted and set it wrong. If you could move your cards it would be retarded because you can see your opponents hands so it would be like regular chinese except at the end you would just move your cards around and set your hand based on what your opponent had. Not being able to move your cards is a crucial element to the game.