Atama mahjong

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Atama mahjong 「アタマ麻雀」 is a modification to mahjong rules. It features the ability to call on tile by virtue of possession of a single tile. In other words, tile calls can be made to complete pairs or atama, hence the name "atama mahjong".

Rule modifications

Tenpai states

The rule modifications changes the perception to tenpai. The basic shapes to tenpai is the same per regular rules. Yet, they key differences stem from the possibility of the open shanpon wait.


In terms of speed, game play heavily favors tile calling. The emphasis on pairs increases the usage of chiitoitsu.

External links

Game tutorial on Atama rules.