Top definition
Having originated in China, Mah Jong is a complex game similar to poker, where the objective is to draw matches or patterns in the tiles in one's hand. Of the four players, the one with most matches or patterns (called "Melds") at the end of the game wins. Common variants also include bonus tiles and wild tiles, which add to the overall unpredictability of the game. Since each turn includes several decisions which affect the chances of winning, Mah Jong requires skills in strategy and calculation, in addition to sheer luck.

Contrary to popular belief, the form of Mah Jong solitaire, where tiles are matched to form pairs, is a separate game entirely, and has roots in America, where it began as a casino arcade game. It is rarely played with a real Mah Jong set, and is rarely seen anywhere other than arcade and computer games.
There are underground mah jong gambling dens spread all over Chinatown.

The employees at the Chinese restaurant often played a few rounds of mah jong after work, wasting away the money they had earned that day.
by Js another asian =] August 17, 2008
Get the mug
Get a Mah Jong mug for your mate Manafort.
It originated in China way back when. And is currently played all over the world. There is several ways to play Mahjong, There's: American style, Hong Kong, and Chinese Official. Hong Kong is the pimpest of the three, and it's layed out like this -- Four people build four walls; two tiles high, 18 tiles accross. Then everyone roles to determine what wind they are. (East wind, South wind, West wind, and North wind.) When that is all taken care of, you get thirteen tiles (Unless you're east wind, than you get fourteen) If you are delt a season (or flower, as some people call them) you put it up and get a new tile from the wall. The names of the tiles are - Balls, Characters, Sticks, Winds, and Dragons. When everyone has their tiles East wind discards, if you have two of the tiles that East wind discarded you'd say, "pung" (Example: East wind discards a four balls, and West wind has 2 four balls in his/her hand, West says 'pung' and picks up East wind's discard and lays it out for everyone to see. {If you have three of a tile in your hand and someone discards another one, you say 'kong', put up your four tiles for everyone to see, and pick up a tile from the kong wall})or if south wind had a two tiles that would, with East wind's discard, make a three number sequence they could say "chow" (Example: East discards a two characters tile and South has a one character, and a three characters. South says 'Chow' and picks up East's discard and lays their chow out for everyone to see. Only the person that goes after you can Chow your tile, {I.E. only south can chow from east, only west can chow from south, only north can chow from west, only east can chow from north. you cannot chow a wind/dragon.}) if nobody has a tile that could make a pung.kong/or chow. The game continues in this pattern; someone discards, and their tile either gets kong'd, chow'd, or pung'd, until someone has four sets of three and a pair of tiles. Then that person says, 'Mahong' and they win. You play four rounds, as to let each person be East wind. And yeah.. There is a loooot more, but that is just the basis of the game. Sorry for any typos/not being able to understand any of it.
South wind - "Three won" (characters)
East wind - "Mahong!!"

Mahjong is the best game ever.
by bleeper-heads August 08, 2006
Get the mug
Get a Mahjong mug for your guy Julia.

A game origionated in China played with numerous decorated tiles.Object of the game is to match the tiles that do not have more than two of their sides occupied. Very hard to play without a computer
Rachel tried to play Mah jong in her car; because she is temporarily homeless, but ended up losing and throwing the tiles at her ex-boyfriends head which led him unconcious and later in a coma.
by That one crazy kid November 05, 2006
Get the mug
Get a Mah jong mug for your friend Yasemin.
If crack came in tile form.
fo' shizzle my nizzle you know we Gonna play Mahjong. Mahjong is da shiznat.
by Big Money May 13, 2003
Get the mug
Get a Mahjong mug for your dad Manley.
Mahjong is ancient Chinese puzzle game. It originally created for 4 people, but has been adapted for less or more. The aim to remove shit load of tiles from the board, cept they must pair with identical ones. It aim to make you wise as ancient Chinese scholar, and fast as ancient Chinese bat.
Man who win Mahjong with mind can accomplish anything.
by Olsen Pickett December 10, 2004
Get the mug
Get a Mahjong mug for your bunkmate Trump.