Mahjong for improvers?
December 17, 2010 8:03 AM   Subscribe

What are the best online resources for mahjong?

After 30 years of playing mahjong I still feel like a beginner.

I would specifically like recommendations for:

1. The best smart phone mahjong app

2. The best website for online play against real opponents

3. The best guide to improving my strategy
posted by roofus to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (4 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: First, I would like to thank you for using "mahjong" to mean the actual game and not that Taipei solitaire shit.

I don't know anything good in the way of apps and web sites, but if you're on Windows (or have an emulator), I suggest Nine Dragons' Hong Kong Mahjong. It's great for practice and play with good AI opponents.
posted by cardioid at 8:10 AM on December 17, 2010

You are in a major city, so do the following. Figure out where your city's chinatown is (I assume London has one), go to a park therein, bring a large carafe of tea, find old Chinese people playing mahjong, and ask to join.

You will get schooled, but you will get better.

ps. offer the share the tea, natch.
posted by BobbyDigital at 8:15 AM on December 17, 2010

The only real iOS mahjong I know of is China Mahjong. It's a decent implementation of the game itself, but the AI is way, way, way too easy to beat.
posted by RogerB at 8:24 AM on December 17, 2010

This page is a great resource for mahjong -

I've found that Four Winds is a pretty good PC version -
posted by lawhound at 12:59 PM on December 17, 2010

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