Two dice are usually used to decide what part of the wall to start dealing from. They are standard six sided dice. The dealer marker is a round or square object that the dealer places to the side to remind players who the dealer is. The wind marker may be used which indicates the current prevailing wind. In some cases the dealer marker and the wind marker are represented by one large marker, usually a small wheel where one can swivel the outer circle to indicate the prevailing wind (which the dealer holds onto) or a dice with the four winds placed onto four of the sides which can be placed in a hollow square (the dealer holds onto it. There are a variety of counting pieces used in different countries. They range from Chinese counting sticks (thin sticks with various dots on them to represent various points), poker like chips, paper money, paper and pencil or various apps on tactile screen devices used to calculate and keep scores.