Mah Jongg Instructions

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.

Have fun! Enjoy!

Mah Jongg Instruction Booklet

Here is a one-page Help Sheet that you may want to keep handy while you are learning:

Mah Jongg Help Sheet

A practice Mah Jongg card is provided. It has a smaller selection of hands than the official card and is a good learning tool for beginners. Once new players have become familiar with some of the sequences and the strategy, they will easily be able to apply their knowledge to the more complex official card available from the National Mah Jongg League.

Mah Jongg – Practice Card

Sometimes it is not possible to get four players together. You can still play with three and even two! See instructions below:

Mah Jongg – Instructions on How to Play with Three Players