This very brief quickstart guide of Mahjong Rules will
give you a brief idea of how to play and get you started
Online Mahjong Sets consist of 144 tiles which includes
8 bonus tiles.
The tiles are divided into three tile types which are Honor,
Bonus and Common tile sets.
These tiles contain characters including, but not limited
to numbers, flowers, wind tiles and bamboo tiles.
Each player is dealt a total of 18 tiles, the remaining
tiles are made into a mahjong wall. As the game progresses,
tiles are removed from the wall to build players hands.
Tiles can either be picked from the wall or taken from
the discarded tile area to build hands. Sets are created
when revealed. Scores are determined and the points shown.
Mahjong Club, the mahjong site featured to the left of
this page follows the popular Hong Kong rules or Cantonese
The winner is the player that makes the matched sets and
forms a winning hand before the other players in the game
Tile sets are matched to make either Pongs (a set of three
tiles,) Kongs (a four tile set), Chows (a run of tiles,)
and Eyes (a pair of matching tiles.)
The winning hand is the first player to make a combination
of these with all their tiles!
Use these quickstart mahjong rules to get playing quickly
or read more in depth rules with our other rules pages.