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.  

Mahjong Tiles

Starting Dealer Mark and Dice

Point Sticks

Recommended Supplies

Mahjong Table and Mat

500 point sticks (you can make your own)

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

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