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Mahjong - for real, not the silly Solitaire kind

VivixenneVivixenne I will protect the innocent.Registered User regular
edited August 2010 in Singularity Engine++
I have no idea how interesting this thread is going to be, but basically:

MAHJONG TIME

is a pretty neat site that lets you play various versions of Mahjong online.

You can create your own game or you can join in on the fun, and they offer a wide variety of rule variations depending on what you're familiar with. (For the record, HK rules are the one true set of rules.)

Free accounts have a daily "chip" limit of 1000, where you can play more games if you win more often, but otherwise when you run out of chips for the day, you can't play anymore until you get topped up the next day.

Mahjong Time is also kinda neat because the game tells you what the tiles are as they are being discarded, so you don't have to worry so much if you don't read Chinese.

If you're totally new to Mahjong and kinda wanna learn how to play, you can read this:

A MahJong for Beginners Class Outline (PDF) that I put together for a course I'm going to teach at a local community centre later this year.

Games go pretty quickly on that site, but if you set up your own game, you can set higher turn times so you have more time to think about what's happening. I won't have much time to play until next week, but I'm happy to help with any questions you may have (so long as it's about Hong Kong Mahjong since that's the type I've been playing all my life).

Like I said I have no idea how interested you guys are in this, but if you are, let me know what your username is on that site!

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  • TrillianTrillian Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
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  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    ill sign up for this thing tomorrow, need to head in early

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  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
  • VivixenneVivixenne I will protect the innocent. Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I guess that's better than what I expected, honestly!

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  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    viv I am sorry that I don't like mahjong but I hope you get a good haul of peeps

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  • FishmanFishman I find your inability to differentiate between 'corruption' and 'feminism' disturbing Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Man, it's been ages since I've played Mahjong. I used to play it fairly regularly in my childhood, and got absolutely schooled by my Nanna on more than one occasion. Never trust old Hong Kong women at a Mahjong table, even if they absolutely shower you in affection and hand knitted scarves the rest of your life.

    I'm probably too lazy to play online though.

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Hey yo Vivienne, where can I get a set of tiles from, and are they expensive? You will be teaching me how to play this one day. Maybe at AusPAX.

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  • FishmanFishman I find your inability to differentiate between 'corruption' and 'feminism' disturbing Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I'd play at AusPAX if there's a set around.

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  • VivixenneVivixenne I will protect the innocent. Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    they're not that expensive, I reckon you can find half-decent sets at game shops around here in Perth

    and I'd be happy to teach ya! I've been looking for regular people to play with since I moved here

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    If I get a cheap plastic set will Asian people laugh at me and scorn me behind my back? Should I bust out some scrilla for a ceramic set? Also Amy and I are getting a table tennis table for free. We just don't have anywhere to put it.

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  • VivixenneVivixenne I will protect the innocent. Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    cheap plastics will probably mean you'll be buying another set soon, because they can get chipped and the faces worn down pretty quickly if you but too cheap

    I'd invest in a half-decent set

    ebay sells them too

    http://toys.shop.ebay.com.au/Board-Games-/2550/i.html?_nkw=(mahjong,mah+jong)&_armrs=1&_from=R10&_ipg=&_pcats=220&_sop=1

    (don't get the Mini sets, they are made for tiny people)

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  • ThreeCubedThreeCubed Registered User
    edited August 2010
    Fuck yeah Mahjong.

    FUCK MY LAST GREEN DRAGON IS STUCK UNDER MY SECOND TO LAST GREEN DRAGON

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  • VivixenneVivixenne I will protect the innocent. Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    that's Solitaire Mahjong

    while fun, it's a different kind of game

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  • EmzedohEmzedoh Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Tenhou.net.
    Japanese rules, Japanese language, may or may not float your boat.
    Spoiler:

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Alright, bidding on a cheap Ebay set. They are engraved, so even if the corners get ratty the symbols should hold up for long enough for me to decide if I wanna drop like $250-$400 on a flashy set.

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  • bowtiedsealbowtiedseal Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I know how to play by the filipino rules

    I only really play when I see my cousins or when one of my mom's friends wants to take a break from their mahjong marathon, and then I always get schooled.

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  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS
    edited August 2010
    i am not surprised that viv made a thread about mahjong

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  • UrielUriel Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Might try this, might be fun.

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    For $31 including postage and insurance, I now own a set of Mahjong tiles. Well, my credit card company does, but whatever. They'll be at my house, not Mastercards offices.

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  • TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Man this is a rad game.

    I learned to play it a long time ago, but I want to learn again, with a rad set and the tiles and shit.

    Probably some opium or something too.

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  • VivixenneVivixenne I will protect the innocent. Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Kusuguttai wrote: »
    i am not surprised that viv made a thread about mahjong

    are you surprised I wrote a GUIDE to learn mahjong?

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  • The Otaku SuppositoryThe Otaku Suppository Bawstan New EnglandRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Mahjong, where is my automobile?

    I will look into this game later.

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    NO ONE DENIES THIS.
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  • Synthetic OrangeSynthetic Orange Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I'm surprised (but not THAT surprised) that you're going to run classes on mahjong.

    Death to PA.
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  • VivixenneVivixenne I will protect the innocent. Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I'm surprised (but not THAT surprised) that you're going to run classes on mahjong.

    it will be pretty awesome

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  • Synthetic OrangeSynthetic Orange Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Some say Confucius created the game back in 500 BC, but he was busy doing many other things and most agree that this myth only exists because Confucius did basically everything.

    Teehee.

    Death to PA.
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  • VivixenneVivixenne I will protect the innocent. Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    it's totally true

    half the shit that Confucius said

    he didn't actually say

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  • winderwinder Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    oh viv, I used to play mahjong with a chinese mate of mine in high school a bit but haven't played in a while, given we are in a similiar time zone I am keen to get back into it, i've forgotten a lot of the rules, reading your thing now

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  • BrainleechBrainleech Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I have a set of tiles but then that was a really werid casino in Macau. I would have to remember how to fully play though

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    NECROPOOOOOOOST!

    Well I just got my tiles. For $13 I can't complain. The tiles are really quite nice, but the shitty box they came in is a shitty piece of shit, so I'll probably end up just making one out of wood.

    All I gotta do now is learn how to play.

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  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I JUST WAS THINKING ABOUT THIS THREAD

    now i have to read the rules, ive always wanted to try (and inevitably fail at) this game

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  • UrielUriel Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Chess is pretty great guys.

    I suck at it though.

    Someone teach me to not suck.

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  • VivixenneVivixenne I will protect the innocent. Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    chris if you ever want to learn bring the set to my place one night and I will be happy to teach you and we can all play!

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    How about Saturday?

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  • stimtokolosstimtokolos Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    My experience with Mahjong essentially exists with me playing online once with two guys I play games with and have met a bunch of times at parties and this one guy from America who I relentless shit talked during the whole affair about how I would shit on him at Mahjong. I was ahead of him until the second last round having never played before. He was burning up inside and I considered it a rousing success. I should probably learn to play properly though as it seemed like a genuinely interesting game.

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  • BeastehBeasteh THAT WOULD NOT KILL DRACULARegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I am terrible at this game

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  • .. Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2010
    Yo Viv, you still feel like teaching people to play this game? Maybe next week we can hop on that site there and you can help me learn to play? Is that what you were offering?
    I will read over your guide beforehand.

    Gimme stuff. Please. And I don't just mean my Secret Satan.
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  • tinyfisttinyfist Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    My friends and I play a variation that involves wild cards and features a two-point max hand. Games go much, much faster than usual and there's always lots of action.

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  • FoodFood Registered User regular
    edited August 2010

    what is this and where can i see more?

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  • ZoelZoel Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    let me show you how to delegate

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