Mah Jongg is a Chinese game played with 144 tiles – small rectangular blocks of wood or ivory with a face showing various characters and designs. There are 108 suit tiles (bamboo, circles, and characters), 28 honor titles (winds and dragons), and 8 flower tiles.
The game is known under a large number of alternate names, including Mah Jong, Ma Chiao, Mo Tsiah, Ma Chiang, Ma Cheuk, Ma Jong, Man Chu, Mah Diao, Ma Chong, Mah Chong, Pung Chow, Ching Chong, Kong Chow, Mah Deuck, Mah Cheuk, Ma Chiang, Pe Ling, Lung Chan, Mah Lowe, Baak Ling, and more.
The game (at least in computer versions), is played in two primary ways: traditional and solitaire. The traditional game is played with four players, while the solitaire game is played with one, and consists entirely of matching tiles from various layouts.
Mah Jongg Sets
- American Deluxe Mah Jong Set
This deluxe American Mah Jong set features a high impact ABS case for traveling in style! This set is an American version complete with Jokers, four wooden tile racks, and colorful tiles. Each resin tile measures 1 1/8" by 7/8" by 1/2". The locking case holds everything securely for easy travel and measures 20" by 9" by 4 1/2". An instruction booklet is included.
- Mah Jong - Deluxe In Aluminum Case
This quality Mah Jong game set comes complete with everything you need to play. The set is stored in a durable aluminum latching case with handle that measures approximately 20" x 8 1/2" x 3 1/2". This set comes with solid ivory colored tiles that measure about 1-1/8" x 7/8" x 7/8".
- Japanese Riichi Mahjong Set with Black Tiles
This elegant Japanese standard mahjong set features strong, scratch-resistant melamine tiles and are jet black. It is made for playing the Japanese version of mahjong, which is rarely seen in the United States. This modern variant is commonly played in Japan, Denmark and the Netherlands. Japanese mahjong makes use of ''riichi'' scoring rules, and a unique tile called the ''Dora'' tile which throws an element of luck and uncertainty into the game. Japanese mahjong is also the standard mahjong game in much of northern Europe.
- Mah-Jongg Deluxe
If you love Mah-Jongg, you'll want to treat yourself to this superb set! This deluxe American version includes dice, chips, 164 non-fading tiles, four racks, and complete instructions. The incredibly durable, padded suitcase measures 20" x 9" x 4-1/2" and comes with two keys. Are you up to the supreme challenge?
- Mah Jongg Card Game
Millions of players are fascinated by Mah Jongg, the enchanting game of luck and skill. Now you can experience its beauty and pleasure in the Mah Jongg Card Game. Choose the modern American rules or the classic Chinese rules. The golden-edged cards feature faithful rendering of fine Mah Jongg tiles. With their gorgeous watercolor images, the suits of authentic Mah Jongg will fill your hands and delight your eyes.