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Japanese Mahjong – Riichi

Introduction

By far the most common form of Mahjong played in Japan is called Riichi Mahjong (or riichi maajan or reach mahjong). In the western world it is usually called Riichi mahjong or simply Riichi.

The basic game mechanics of Riichi largely follow that of the orginal game, from china. The Japanese however have added a few other features to the game making it the most addictive and exciting variation of mahjong.

This site is devoted entirely to the Japanese way of playing mahjong.