Mah Jongg Instructions & FAQs
Mah Jongg is a game of strategy and requires the ability to shift between two or more possible solutions to a problem. A bit of luck also helps! It can be somewhat addictive — you have been warned!
The Mah Jongg instructional tutorial is shown below. Just click on the link. These instructions are based on the American version of Mah Jongg which contains Jokers. In order to win the game, one player must accumulate the 14 tiles required to make one of the sequences (or hands) shown on the card which is available from the National Mah Jongg League.
Have fun! Enjoy!
Many readers have questions. Here is a compilation of frequently asked questions:
Here is a one-page Help Sheet that you may want to keep handy while you are learning. I have taught many players who seemed to have difficulty with certain aspects of the game, so I created this sheet to help them.
One of my readers created a compact “cheat sheet” to help beginners, modifying my Help Sheet above. This card can be printed, back-to-back, on 8-1/2″ x 14″ paper. Thanks to Anita Mullen for this great idea!
This sheet gives an explanation of the sequences on the Mah Jongg card, with fake examples and a fake card that can be used to practice.
News from Mah Jongg Groups:
Santa Maria, California: Donna Eschen runs a very popular Mah Jongg group at the Elwin Mussel Senior Center which recently held a tournament raising over $4,000 for the Special Olympics. Click here to read an article about their group and click here to see pictures from their fundraiser.
If other MJ groups have pictures or articles they would like to share on this website, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.