The Classic Line is Inspired by the art historical record over the last 250 years, with our creative liberties sprinkled in. With this deck, multiple variations of the game can be played (American, Chinese, Hong Kong, Singaporean and Riichi).
These playing cards are for when you are traveling far flung and don't want to lug around the whole kit and caboodle (shout out to all you Carry-On Road Warriors). We did some market research and, by far, the top priority for people was the fun/unique artwork that is very easy to read in many different lights (fireside in the mountains, beachside at dusk (these babies are waterproof!), at a rooftop bar in Marrakech) so these are NOT like normal playing cards. We like to do things big, bold and beautiful at TML.
They are carried in a sturdy box that also functions as a card holder for your wall stack. Here are some tips:
- Bring your NMJL card if you are playing American Mahjong.
- Shuffle, cut the deck, and deal just like a regular card game.
- No walls, but instead stack the cards in the carrying box and that becomes your communal wall.
Travel and play has now become easy peasy. Yes, we know there are many die-hard players that will always want to travel with the Real Deal tiles and to you, we salute you and made the perfect bag traveler just for you. This is for those leapfrogging the globe, light as a feather.
Who is our Classic Gal?
A devourer of books and information, she gravitates toward long and winding conversations. She knows a lot about a lot, but humbly so. Family heirlooms and vintage relics she collects. She honors tradition yet is enchanting in her many eccentricities. An avid history buff, few want to go up against her in a game of trivia. While she is grounded, warm, and graceful, she also laughs so hard she cries on the regular. This duality is her charm.
- 100% waterproof paper and tear-resistant
This playing card set includes:
160 playing cards for American Mahjong
- 36 each dots, bams, cracks
- 16 winds
- 12 dragons
- 8 flowers
- 10 jokers
- 6 blanks
16 playing cards in the envelope for Chinese Mahjong, Singaporean Mahjong or Riichi Mahjong
- 8 seasons
- 4 Singaporean cards
- 4 Riichi cards