MAH-JONG WEBSITES

OVERVIEW:  KeywordsWebsites by topicSite interestThe websitesWebsites which have not been included

Here is a list of websites which might appeal to anyone who is interested in Mah-Jong.

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Keywords

To help you find your way around, all the websites have been described using a number of topic keywords which give you a quick way of seeing what they each have to offer. Here’s a list of the keywords and what they mean:

  • Articles – Article(s) about Mah-Jong
  • Books Books about Mah-Jong
  • Buying – Advice about buying Mah-Jong sets
  • Contacts – Information about Mah-Jong groups – Meeting other players
  • Discussion – Discussion, forums, blogs, interviews, Q & A
  • Games – Online and other computer based Mah-Jong games
  • Gifts – Gifts on the theme of Mah-Jong (not necessarily sets)
  • History – The history of Mah-Jong
  • News – News about Mah-Jong events
  • PicturesMah-Jong photographs, drawings or paintings
  • Rules – Description(s) of Mah-Jong rules
  • Sets – Photographs of Mah-Jong sets
  • Symbolism – Mah-Jong symbolism
  • Tactics – Mah-Jong tactics – Strategy – Etiquette
  • Terminology – Glossary of Mah-Jong terms – Terminology – Etymology
  • Tiles Information about Mah-Jong tiles – What they are made of
  • Tournaments – Mah-Jong tournaments
  • Video – Video – Film 

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Websites by topic

If you are interested in a particular topic, you may find the Websites by Topic page more to your liking. Click on one of these keywords:

ArticlesBooksBuyingContactsDiscussionGamesHistoryNewsPicturesRulesSetsSymbolismTacticsTerminologyTilesTournamentsVideo

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Site interest

In front of each website keyword is a coloured dot which indicates how interesting I found the content.  It’s a personal impression from a BMJA rules perspective, reflecting the extent of my knowledge or interest.

..Really worth a visit
..Worth a visit
..May be worth a visit
..Don’t know enough to judge

Note that a website’s content may change over time and so bring into question some of the judgements.

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The websites

Clicking on the name of the website or it’s banner will take you to the home page of that website.

 American Mah-Jong Association – Official site of AMJA, an organisation founded in 1999. Promotes similar rules to NMJL
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Tournaments
 

Automatic Mah Jong Table – Short video clip showing how an automatic Mah Jong table works
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Video

Cafe Press – Gift shop with many Mah-Jong related items 
..Gifts
 

CHarli’s Mah Jong Museum – Amazing collection of photographs and movies of Mah-Jong sets
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Pictures ………...Sets ………. ..Tiles

 

European Mahjong Association – Organises tournaments based on the World Mahjong Organization and Modern Japanese rules
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Rules……....News…….. ..Tournaments

 

Four Winds Mah Jong – Computer game site. Comprehensive information on the history, symbolism and rules of Mah Jong
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Games ………...History ………...Rules ………. ..Books ………. ..Symbolism ………. ..Tactics ………. ..Terminology

 

iMahjong Infoweb – Site devoted to “International Mahjong (IMJ)” based on Cantonese (or Hong Kong) Mahjong
..History…….. ..Discussion…….. ..Rules

 

Mahjong Australia – Community Mahjong blog advertising tournaments
..Contacts ………. ..Discussion ………. ..Tournaments

 

Mahjong Danmark An association of Danish Mahjong players who play by WMO and Riichi rules
..History…….. ..Rules…….. ..Games…….. ..News

 

Mahjong Gathering – Video of a Mahjong game
..Video

 

Mah Jong – History and Useful Information – Succinct description of Mah Jong history
..History

 

Mah-Jong Induced Seizures – A study reported in the Hong Kong Medical Journal has claimed that Mah-Jong can cause epilepsy
..Articles

 

Mahjong News – Independent Mahjong newspaper hosted by Martin Rep. A lot of information
..News ………. ..Articles ………. ..Discussion ………. ..Pictures ………. ..Tournaments

 

Mah Jongg – The Chinese Game of Four Winds – Contains Australian Navy Rules
..History…….. ..Rules

 

Mah-Jongg – The Tiles That Bind – A film about Chinese and Jewish Grandmas, and a game they play to socialize
..Video

 

mahjonged.com – Games site with detailed description of the Official Chinese International Rules
..History…….. ..Terminology…….. ..Games…….. ..Rules

 

mahjong tiles – Mahjong tile replacements
..Tiles

 

Mah Jong Time – Games site
..Rules…….. ..History…….. ..Games

 

Mahjong Wiki – A collaborative resource for all knowledge dealing with Mahjong
..Discussion ………. ..Pictures ………. ..Rules

Masters Traditional Games Description of the traditional Chinese and British (BMJA) rules
..Rules

 

National Mah Jongg League – Founded in 1937 and claim to produce the “Official” American rules – There is a change each year
..Games

  North American Riichi Mahjong Association – An association of players who use the Japanese Riichi Mahjong rules
..Contacts ………. ..Tournaments
 

Peter Gallagher’s Mah Jongg Sets – Photographs of a personal collection
..Sets

 

ReachMahjong.com – Resource for Riichi Mahjong (modern Japanese rules)
..Discussion ………. ..News ………. ..Tactics ………. ..Terminology ………. ..Tournaments

 

The Mah-Jongg FAQs – Tom Sloper’s FAQs, providing a lot of information on many aspects of Mah-Jong
..Books ………...History ………...Rules ………...Terminology ………...Tiles………. ..Buying ………. ..Discussion ………. ..Sets ………. ..Symbolism ………. ..Tactics ………. ..Contacts ………. ..Games ………. ..Tournaments

 

The Mah Jongg Website – Berrie Bloem’s Mah Jongg site
..Symbolism…….. ..History…….. ..Books…….. ..Contacts…….. ..Games…….. ..Rules…….. ..Terminology…….. ..Tournaments

 

View from the Potting Shed Gareth J M Saunders blog about Mah-Jong
..Books ….. ..Discussion

  

Wikipedia – Online encyclopaedia written collaboratively by volunteers from around the world  (Anyone can edit it)
..History……. ..Books…….. ..Rules

 

World Mahjong Federation – Formed as the World Mahjong Players Association in 2001 then changed its name in 2007
..Rules

 

World Series of Mahjong – Much hyped tournament in Macau, China with many professional and amateur players
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Video…….. ..Contacts…….. ..Games……..  ..News……..  ..Tournaments

Websites which have not been included

Only English language Mah-Jong websites are listed and I’ve tended to exclude those just giving descriptions of other rules.  There are many of them, and you can find an exhaustive listing of such sites in Tom Slopper’s FAQs.   A number of the sites I have included do have good descriptions of many types of rules.

I’ve also avoided including many of the sites which only concern themselves with online and other computer based games.  A number of sites have been included which give plenty of entries into this side of Mah-Jong.

There’s a large body of  “Mah-Jong”  videos in You Tube.  I’ve just included a small sample – those that I judged to be of most interest.

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