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Poll: Do You Actually Play Mahjong?


Apr 8, 2009 10:13 AM

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I play Japanese mahjong quite a lot, both online on Tenhou and with friends. I managed a pretty awesome dealer 9-han (baiman) hand once, but I wouldn't say I'm particulary good. 8kyu rank on Tenhou. :p

Mahjong anime are so much more awesome if you actually play the game.
 
Apr 9, 2009 5:22 AM

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I managed to get a non-dealer (iirc, it was more than a year ago) yakuman once (with kokushi muso hand). I usually go for some high scoring hands, so I either win big or lose big. :)

I'm kinda reluctant to play on Tenhou though...even with multiple guides available in English, I'm still afraid to screw up. XD
 
Apr 9, 2009 5:35 AM

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Tried Hong kong version of Mahjong and I liked it, I might try the japanese version if I have the chance to.
 
Apr 9, 2009 2:30 PM

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I grew up playing this game with my family nearly weekly, so I play fairly frequently. Only issue is that the rules are slightly different than the style I play (Hong Kong Style), so it takes just a little while for me to adjust, but most of the aspects are about the same. (If there's a duplicate of this message, it's because the dormitory internet is a bleeding pile of dung).
 
Apr 9, 2009 2:38 PM

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I'll give it a try but I probably won't like it as much as go.
 
Apr 9, 2009 10:55 PM

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when u say mahjong as in the chinese way of playing with 4 people around a table right?
 
Apr 10, 2009 6:09 AM

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FallenHope said:
when u say mahjong as in the chinese way of playing with 4 people around a table right?
You're on the Saki discussion board, did you think we were talking about the matching sets pyramid game? :)
 
Apr 10, 2009 9:54 AM

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My best yet. :D

Tsumo, Baiman. 4000-8000 ten each.

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Damn, missing 2 points for the highscore list. >_<
 
Apr 10, 2009 2:05 PM

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I've been wanting to learn for a while but never did. Mostly because my parents don't know how... Although my dad knows how to play go. ):


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Apr 10, 2009 4:18 PM

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never played before
but after watching I would like to learn i'm going to use the links provided here to attempt to pick it up ^.^
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Apr 10, 2009 4:32 PM

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My Grandma is a tileshark hardcore hustler (among old ladies :P) and she is my mahjong sensei. I'm pretty good if I must say so myself. Japanese mahjong is essentially the same as Chinese, but the scoring is different. I'll pick it up before the show is over tho.

(Riichi is a pretty fun rule to play with, though I must admit ;))
 
Apr 10, 2009 9:00 PM

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I play a lot with friends and relatives. Taiwanese, Chinese, American and jap style.
 
Apr 11, 2009 1:23 AM

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chibuki said:
I used to play it on... I think it was NES if not Sega Genesis. Never knew what I'm doing; not interested.
same...only people like my Grandma and Grandpa knew how to play this without fail.
 
Apr 11, 2009 4:32 PM

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AkaKizuato said:
Yes I do play Mahjong. Taiwanese and Guangdong Mahjong, but not Japanese Mahjong. I can understand mostly on what they're doing in Saki but not the scoring scheme. I have to read the Japanese scorings. It's pretty much the same as Guangdong Mahjong though


same here:P


 
Apr 27, 2009 10:17 AM

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My parents taught me Chinese/Taiwanese Mahjong, but I forget it and I've never played it at all. But the Japanese version seems so cool >.<
 
Apr 27, 2009 7:35 PM

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I play fairly frequently with a couple of my friends. But I really suck at it rofl.
 
Apr 28, 2009 1:08 PM

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Yes, I play mahjong. But it's not the Japanese kind though, I play the cantonese version.
For all due respect sir, that's pretty screwed up right there.
 
Apr 29, 2009 1:34 PM

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I <3 mahjong and I could take you all on :P
 
Apr 29, 2009 11:48 PM

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i rarely have the chance to play, but i've played both 13 and 17 tiles. hardest part for me is scoring, which i just leave to others, easiest being tile counting and elimination in the end game

granted, i haven't started watching the anime yet, but i feel like for a lot of these types of anime (hikaru no go, shion no ou, etc.), not knowing the game doesn't undermine the character development and the sense of urgency at all. i never played shogi in my life but still enjoyed shion no ou a great deal.
 
Apr 30, 2009 9:19 PM

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besides the one that comes on windows vista? nope, no idea how to play. i barely even win the matching one.
 
Apr 30, 2009 9:37 PM

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Never played, never will. No interest in it at all. I'm watching this show cuz it's cute, not for the game (same as I watched Shion no Ou for the story and Hikaru no Go for the development).
 
Apr 30, 2009 9:53 PM

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kisami said:
besides the one that comes on windows vista? nope, no idea how to play. i barely even win the matching one.


Matching mahjong :: mahjong = solitaire :: texas hold'em
 
May 11, 2009 10:43 PM

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My friends and I know how to play, but not how to score... so we all pay a buck if the winner draws from the wall and two bucks if your discard gives mahjong.... Every once in a while, I pick up a book and try to figure out the scoring rules and give up.
 
May 13, 2009 5:06 PM

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I play it, I suck, but I play it none the less :P
 
May 13, 2009 7:19 PM

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HELL YEAH
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May 14, 2009 10:29 PM

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Never in my entire life. I'd love too now that I've watched Saki. Though, I can't really understand much of what's going on.

 
May 17, 2009 11:44 AM

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I play net mahjong daily on Tenhou.net and Toupai-ou.com
I never played in real life yet, because I don't like HK rules, and there is no place(yet) to play riichi mahjong in this little country.

I recently was about to buy a set what I saw in a store, but you need 4 people to play and I don't know that many people.
 
May 17, 2009 12:07 PM

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Never played it, but I saw it once in real life and it looks interesting but very difficult. So I might try it one day, but on the moment rather not..
 
May 17, 2009 11:17 PM

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I always thought Mahjong was single-player... then this show came along and blew my mind away. Now Mahjong is a four-player battle with blushing maids and tacos.

I might try it, but it seems too confusing.
 
May 24, 2009 12:08 PM

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playing mahjong against the computer or online is very different than playing mahjong irl. it kicks it up a notch on a psychological level
 
May 27, 2009 9:02 AM

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HELL YEAH v2.0
 
May 27, 2009 9:06 AM

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i love mahjong, and i play net mahjong all the time
i actually have a set that i bust out whenever i get the opportunity


和風と暖かい天気
 
May 27, 2009 10:10 AM

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Shinkenshi said:
playing mahjong against the computer or online is very different than playing mahjong irl. it kicks it up a notch on a psychological level

And there's no computer that reminds you to give Pon,etc. and does the scoring for you.
Since I don't know a lot of the yaku (I only aim for Yaku-Pai xD), I could mess up a real game by declaring tsumo or whatever when the game is not finished.
 
May 27, 2009 9:54 PM

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HoaRy said:
Shinkenshi said:
playing mahjong against the computer or online is very different than playing mahjong irl. it kicks it up a notch on a psychological level

And there's no computer that reminds you to give Pon,etc. and does the scoring for you.
Since I don't know a lot of the yaku (I only aim for Yaku-Pai xD), I could mess up a real game by declaring tsumo or whatever when the game is not finished.


That probably wasn't very clear. I mean real games kicks it up a notch in terms of psychological battle and counting tiles, not computer games.
 
Jun 1, 2009 10:27 PM

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How come the game sometimes says "no multiplier", making you unable to win? :(
 
Jun 1, 2009 10:30 PM

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Mahjong would be too complicated for me, but the pieces are pretty.
My pokemon bring all the boys to the yard...
 
Jun 2, 2009 12:05 AM

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How come the game sometimes says "no multiplier", making you unable to win? :(

Your hand is complete, but you don't have a yaku then.
Have a list (wikipedia) ready or learn them by hard ;)
 
Jun 2, 2009 12:41 AM

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gr33nhippo said:
How come the game sometimes says "no multiplier", making you unable to win? :(


http://eng.riichi.nl/rules.htm has a couple of good .pdf files with rules and a handy cheat sheet.
 
Jun 3, 2009 3:21 PM

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ahh the yaku eh? thanks ^^
 
Jun 3, 2009 3:25 PM

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Played it a lot with my family when I was younger. It's been a couple years since the last time.
 
Jun 11, 2009 9:19 PM

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Tried playing Go, but im bad at that, never played mahjong or this weird version of mahjong in saki either
 
Jun 23, 2009 2:52 PM

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Just starting to learn riichi mahjong.

If you're interested in trying to learn, here's the sources I took a look at:

http://mahjong-europe.org/filer/riichisheet.pdf - Riichi Mahjong Cheat Sheet; print it out, have it on hand when you're playing
http://www.tenhou.net - play online here
http://arcturus.su/tenhou/ - guide to tenhou and how to set it up
http://www.osamuko.com/ - mahjong strategy blog
http://www.reachmahjong.com/ - articles on strategy, rules, how to play; chapter 6 and 7 were particularly helpful

I've got an okay idea on what the hands are and some of their names (in english, japanese character, and japanese spelling), but scoring is still pretty hard for me. I use the cheat sheet atm to figure out scores but hopefully in the future, I'll be able to know off the top of my head.

It's fun. Give it a try.
 
Jun 23, 2009 2:58 PM

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I've had a mahjong game that has a Mulan theme that I bought couple of years back. Played it for many months, but stopped now...
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Aug 17, 2009 3:23 PM

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katreus said:
Just starting to learn riichi mahjong.

If you're interested in trying to learn, here's the sources I took a look at:

http://mahjong-europe.org/filer/riichisheet.pdf - Riichi Mahjong Cheat Sheet; print it out, have it on hand when you're playing
http://www.tenhou.net - play online here
http://arcturus.su/tenhou/ - guide to tenhou and how to set it up
http://www.osamuko.com/ - mahjong strategy blog
http://www.reachmahjong.com/ - articles on strategy, rules, how to play; chapter 6 and 7 were particularly helpful

I've got an okay idea on what the hands are and some of their names (in english, japanese character, and japanese spelling), but scoring is still pretty hard for me. I use the cheat sheet atm to figure out scores but hopefully in the future, I'll be able to know off the top of my head.

It's fun. Give it a try.



Try http://www.mahjongtime.com/index.html?partnerId=865
I like how the Scoring is explained for Japanese Style and some other styles.

You can also play there some games against the bots to gain some experience. Then you can play against other players. I play with my friends from Europe there ;)

Enjoy!
 
Aug 20, 2009 7:21 PM

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ROFL

Random playing and I got 3 Chi's and 1 Kan ... I guess this isn't any good but it seems awesome xDD

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Nov 6, 2009 5:50 AM

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I'm very tempted to pick it up having watched half the show, I'd love to know more about what the terms mean.. the translator's notes help a little, but not particularly.. so while I get the general idea of what's going on, it'd be better to know the ins and outs of it all... and I know my Dad really enjoys it, maybe when I get home from uni I could surprise him by challenging him to a game, though I'm almost certain I'd lose.. he's really good at these sorts of games.. still, might be fun.
 
Nov 6, 2009 5:51 AM

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*raises hand*



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Nov 8, 2009 5:04 PM

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I play mahjong but I kinda dislike it, I always get forced into playing it with my family as a filler (I don't get why people prefer playing 4 players instead of 3... especially if that 4th filler is gonna be me).

I guess I'm really similar with our main heroine here... though I don't have a way to keep my score at 0 xD

Oh, and I don't know know how to feel the cards either, but my dad does though xD
 
Nov 27, 2009 10:58 PM

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"I play Mahjong frequently" (about 3-4days a month)

I do ^^ and I love it.. It's a game were you'd never see the same thing twice.. EVER!! (if you'd actually do the math.. chances are really near 0%) anyways.. I don't understand everything about mahjong, like some really rules that are applied in only some particular areas and stuff but i play Japanese Riichi Mahjong and Hong Kong style Mahjong

I was so happy that there was a mahjong club in my city and after i joined them, I realised that most of the members know about Akagi and Saki XD

I got no proof what-so-ever but if I can say it.. I think have good mahjong skills ^^
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Jan 7, 2010 7:27 PM

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Just starting to learn riichi mahjong. Try http://www.mahjongtime.com/index.html?partnerId=865
I like how the Scoring is explained for Japanese Style and some other styles.

You can also play there some games against the bots to gain some experience. Then you can play against other players. I play with my friends from Europe there ;)

Enjoy!


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