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Some Quick Facts About Playing Mahjong Online

Q: Should I play Chinese or Hong Kong Rules when starting out?
A: It really makes little difference. There are more scoring possibilities with the Chinese Official rules but otherwise they are very similar.

Q: How do I take a seat in a game of Mahjong Online?
A: Click the "Take a Seat" button below the table screen.

Q: What is a tournament?/ mini-tournament?
A: Four tables are played at the same time during a tournament. The winner of each game gets a place in the final where all four winners meet and play to win the tournament.

Q: What is a mini-tournament?
A: A mini-tournament is a single table game.

Q: How many players are required for a game?
A: You need at least three players for a game of Mahjong online. The beauty of playing online, of course, is that there is nearly always others also waiting for a game with which to play.

Q: How to score my tiles?
A: See our page on Mahjong Scoring.

Q:Can I play for free?
A: Yes, of course, it's a great way of learning the game!

Q: How do I get started?
A: Follow the links on this site to one of the Mahjong game sites and follow the simple instructions. You can literally be playing in a few minutes after supplying a few registration details.

Q: Are the sites advertised within these pages reliable and secure?
A: All the banner links to sites will take you to tried and tested sites that use highly secure encryption to keep your personal details safe. You can also close your registration account at any time you wish.

Q: Are the other players all skilled in the game of Mahjong?
A: No, there are players or all skill levels available to play from complete beginners to advanced players.

Q: Is playing Mahjong online as good as with people around a table?
A: Obviously, the banter available around a table can be great fun but online has many advantages. For instance, you can play anytime. Why not use online play to improve your game before playing with friends?

Q: I've seen Mahjong called other names, what are they or are they different games?
A: Mahjong has many different names including, Mah-jong, Mahjongg, Majiang, Mah jong, Mah-jongg, Màhjeuk Májiàng, Màhjeung, Man Chu, Mah Diao, Ma Chong, Mah Chong, Ma Chiao, Mo Tsiah, Ma Chiang, Ma Cheuk, Ma Jong, Pung Chow, Ching Chong, Kong Chow, Mah Deuck, Mah Cheuk, Ma Chiang, Pe Ling, Lung Chan, Mah Lowe, Baak Ling. There are probably even more. All are they same game although the rules may differ slightly from one area to the next.

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