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Welcome to Japanese Mahjong
The main purpose of this Wiki is to provide English speakers easy access and material pertaining to Japanese mahjong.
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Introduction to Japanese mahjong
Japanese mahjong, otherwise known as riichi mahjong, (麻雀, 麻将 or マージャン) is the Japanese varation to the 4-player table card game of mahjong, whose objective can be best described as a combination of gin rummy and poker. Even though tiles are primarily used to play the game, the game is available online and can be played with regular mahjong playing cards. It's a four player game that combines the elements of calculation and strategy that is found in chess with the elements of risk assessment, observation skills, and luck.
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