What is Riichi Mahjong

Beginner's Lesson 1

Number of Players, Supplies, Flow of a Game.

 

Number of Players

   The most popular rule set is 4 player hanchan (East Round and South Round) game. There is 3 player mahjong as well.  However, we will talk about 4 player mahjong for this beginners section. And some of the mini games we are going to introduce can be played with 2 or 3 players.  

Supplies
Mahjong Tiles
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Starting Dealer Mark and Dice

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Point Sticks

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Recommended Supplies

Mahjong Table and Mat
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500 point sticks (you can make your own)

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Phone app to help calculate scores (ex. “Mahjong Helper”)