My Mahjong Setup.

My Mahjong Setup

My Mahjong Setup

I have been getting a lot of questions about my Mahjong setup so wanted to get up a quick post with links to everything. I keep my folding table and chairs in the corner of my porch and pull them out whenever we play. This time of year is absolutely perfect for porch Mahjong (that’s what we did this past weekend, it was heaven!) but the rest of the time I just set everything up in my dining room. You don’t need a folding table (I’ve played at friends’ dining tables a bunch!) but I find playing around a square table makes the setup feel like a true game night.

As far as learning the game! Keep in mind, I’m still pretty new to Mahjong (I learned last August). It is a complicated game but it becomes intuitive with time and regular play. My friends and I just switched to playing with 2024 cards and I feel like my brain has been scrambled. If you are interested in learning to play, I can’t recommend taking in-person lessons enough. Here in Charleston, I took three classes with Holy Mahj. Once you have a few classes under your belt, I highly recommend playing online to familiarize yourself with the different lines. I play using I Love Mahj and find it so helpful.

My Mahjong Setup
Malachite Mahjong Mat

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  1. Gray:

    I have been thinking about this. Interesting that young people (you!) are starting to play again.
    My 90 year old mom has a gorgeous antique set. Thinking about asking her to teach me and some of my friends.

    5.10.24 Reply
  2. Stephanie Radin:

    Love that “younger” people are playing mah jongg! I have my mother’s set from the 50’s and use it every week when we play!

    5.10.24 Reply
    • That is so cool! A girlfriend got a vintage set from Etsy and I am jealous. Love that you have a family set.

      5.13.24 Reply