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Welcome to Mahjong Games, your online source for mahjong games and rules.
Enjoy our selection of free games, if you need help, please scroll down to view the beginner's guide (10-15 minutes).
Before playing for the first time, we recommend that you get yourself familiar with the rules:
1. The goal of the game is to arrange your 14 tiles in sets, you can find the list of sets in the Mahjong Terminology page.
2. Read about the 5 different tile types on the Mahjong Tiles page - the most important thing to know is how to tell apart the Dragon and Wind tiles from the other tiles.
3. After you are familiar with the tiles and the set types (Chii, Kan, Pon and Pairs), briefly read the game basics section on the Mahjong Rules page.
4. On each turn, You will get one new tile, and you will have to discard one tile by clicking on it. It is fine to discard the new tile that you just got.
5. During the game, if you can use a tile that your opponent just discarded, a sign will automatically appear on the bottom of the screen, click it to take and use the discarded tile.
6. Try to play for a while, if you want more information, finish reading the rules page, you can also find more history and info on the continuation of this page.
Introduction to Mahjong Games
Mahjong is a popular game originated in China. The game involves four players and was originally called MaQue, which means sparrow and is still called by this name in most of the southern Chinese vernaculars. In other parts of China it is often referred to as MaJiang.
Mahjong games have different rules in different countries, but ideally during the game, the player draws a tile and discards one.
The story behind it is that a lady was in isolation in the emperor's palace. In her boredom she started carving tiles of this game in ivory and bamboo.