Akagi's Mah Jongg Rules
After watching the anime Akagi , I wanted to play modern Japanese Mah Jongg so that I could say "Ron!" and "Riichi!" in a suitably impressive voice. However, there are many different variants, indeed every group of players seems to have their own rules, and I knew nothing about the game let alone which rules went well together.
The talented games guru Hugo Huggett obligingly watched Akagi, dug out his mah jongg set, and put together a set of rules for us to try. I think this is a well-structured form of the game, and the requirement to form a hand with at least one yaku (special shape) adds strategy.
If you want to play this version of Mah Jongg, I recommend that you print out four copies of the list of Yaku, because each player will need to refer to it frequently.
- General Rules (.pdf)
- Yakuman (.pdf)
- Yaku (.pdf)
- Yaku 2 (.pdf) A slightly more restrictive version of the yaku in which some of the hands must be closed.
- Scoring (.pdf)
Rules (Word 2000 .doc)
- General Rules (.doc)
- Yakuman (.doc)
- Yaku (.doc)
- Yaku 2 (.doc) A slightly more restrictive version of the yaku in which some of the hands must be closed.
- Scoring (.doc)
Want to Play Now?
Try this online Japanese Mah Jongg game - it's good practice for a real game!
Mah Jongg rules copyright © Hugo Huggett 2009