A Comprehensive Guide to Mahjong Tile Sets

by Michael Stanwick

Quick Introduction

(1) The purpose of this site is to provide information about the Mahjong tile set for interested collectors, researchers and students of the game, as well as anyone who would like to know more about a tile set in their possession.

(2) In the Navigation Bar across the top of this page you will see links to the major sections of this site.

These links are described below to help you navigate this site. Please read these descriptions before you proceed.

(3) Immediately below this Quick Introduction is a News section where you can catch up on current additions, as well as the latest events happening in the world of the Mahjong tile set for researchers and collectors.

(4) At the bottom of this page I have given a brief synopsis of, and Useful Links to, other web sites devoted to the tile set.

(5) If you have any questions please feel free to contact me using the Contact link button in the Navigation Bar.

Some Trivia

The tile set is one component of a game that is known by many different names, pronunciations and spellings. For example:

In the West;
Mahjong, Mah Jong, Mahjongg, Mah-Jongg, Mah Jongg, Majong, Ma Jong.
In the East;
Ma Que 麻雀, Ma Qiao 麻雀, Mah Diao, Peng Hu 碰和, Mah Tseuk, Mah Cheuk, Ma Chiang 麻將 and Ma Jiang 麻將.

Out Now!

Issue 2, 2016 Edition of the quality magazine The Mahjong Collector

This 6th issue of The Mahjong Collector is out now!

This issue features photographs and analysis of the motifs on a fully carved Mahjong set. Also included are articles on celluloid, acetate and French Ivory materials plus a comprehensive exploration of the tile sets produced by the Rottgames manufacturer and a look at a Brazilian Mah Chow tile set. We also feature interview with a group of interesting Mahjong collectors and a discussion of a needlepoint artist’s work. There are also the usual features of Bits ‘n’ bobs and tile set history.

Replete with images in full colour and accompanied by authoritative texts this is an issue not to be missed!

Presented below are four images taken from the latest issue.

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