Our love of history (yes, we dug out our BA, Art History degree for this) collided with our love of mahjong. We scoured the art historical record over the last 250 years and discovered the breadth and variety of tile art was more extensive and even more fabulous than we ever understood. We took our creative liberties (of course) but used history and art as our guide.
For the first time, we introduced seasons in this set, so multiple variations of play can be achieved (American, Chinese, and Hong Kong we SEE you). Not to be dismissed, we also included honor tiles so the Singaporean and Riichi style of play can also happen. This is one set that can play the most popular mahjong variations in the world. We double-dog dare you to learn more than one way to play. Brain meet mahj.
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.
- Hand-painted custom inks on custom cornflower blue acrylic
- 1" x 1-7/16" x 7/16"
- To improve legibility and allow our original artwork room to breathe, the tile dimension is slightly larger than the standard tournament size.
Included in each mahjong set purchase are a tile bag and a field guide.
168 tiles in a mahjong set
- 36 each dots, bams, cracks
- 16 winds
- 12 dragons
- 8 flowers
- 8 seasons
- 10 jokers
- 6 blanks
- Riichi red fives and Singapore capture tiles sold separately.
Be sure to pick up a Mahjong Playing Card for complete mah jongg rules and scoring.
Want to display your mahjong tiles?
Check out our Acrylic Box to display your mahjong tile set. Acrylic Box fits 160 tiles.
Are you a first-time mahjong player?
Check out our guide on How to Play Mahjong.
Want to take a deep dive into the history of the art of the game?
Check out Mah Jongg The Art of the Game by the master mahjonger and art historian. Gregg Swain.