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Board Games with Scott 006 – Mah Jong In Depth

I’m trying a longer format this week, due to the amount of information I want to share about Mah Jong. In this video, I talk about Asian-style Mah Jong, purchasing a set, and compare Asian to American Mah Jong Also, all BGWS episodes after 014 are over at and are not on YouTube.

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  1. andrelemaitre Says:


    haha i love this guy! 😛

  2. georgezimmer Says:

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    nihao, master neckbeard

  3. DJPhrased Says:

    Create a video blog…instantly.

    was a great video.
    had no idea how to play before i watched this.
    now fairly confident it wont take long to pick up because of this.
    thank you

  4. patentstillpending Says:

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    sounds like hes sayin my dong

  5. sclairet Says:


    This is a very good introduction to the game, with very clear instruction. When I went to my first game of (sorry, Scott) American Mah Jong, I had a solid understanding of the basics and terminology.


  6. Kimoram Says:

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    Scott, the angry asians are complaining about your terminology of their dumb ass domino game, better edit it! Seriously though, thanks for the intro to this awesome game. DOTS!

  7. hagame955 Says:

    Create a video blog

    Leave it to the Americans to make joker tiles for Mahjong. Seriously?

  8. LydJaGillers Says:

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    And please don’t say “mine mine mine!” You’re going to sound stupid. Say the right words: chow, pung, kong, mahjong.

  9. LydJaGillers Says:

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    Whenever I play with my filipino friends, they say “balls” instead. Hehehe…:-P But I agree, at least call it circles. Leave it up to us Americans to mess up an ancient game.

  10. MagikGimp Says:

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    Cheers Scott for an in-depth & informative video. I’m still picking up the details but you’ve cleared up a lot of things for me so thanks again.

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  12. uckersas Says:

    Create a video blog…instantly.

    hong kong scientsts say playing too much can cause seizures

  13. cgreypaw Says:


    Thank you SO much for making this video! Back when I was 17 or so, I went on vacation with my family and visited Chinatown, where I bought my first mahjong set. The rules were so poorly translated they were incomprehensible and I put the whole thing out of mind. After finding this video, though, I brushed off the dust, tried out a few games, and got my friends all hooked on it. We played it every day for a MONTH and we all still love it.

    Thanks again!

  14. AznBearProductions Says:

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    it’s called tokens, not dots and the “characters” are called man-zi, which goes ten-thousand to ninety thousand.

  15. MahjongatKong88 Says:

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    i’m going to see if Kong88 can add an auto table to the winning of a tournament since they have new mahjong tourneys.

  16. hagame955 Says:

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    Damn Americans. Its not dots. Technically its Tong Zi. But at least call them CIRCLES!

  17. write2warriors Says:


    The scoring system is not right.

  18. night524 Says:


    While talking about “Kongs”, one part that was missing, where if someone has collected a 3 of a kind, and if they happen to collect the 4th piece on their own.

    In that instance, that person can declare “Kong” and reveal the 4-of-a-kind which allows them to take a tile from the “dead pile”.

    Another way it’s done is if they have previously done a pong and their 3-of-a-kind is face up and draw the 4th piece later, this can also be declared a “kong” to lay down, and draw from the “dead pile” too.

  19. night524 Says:


    I prefer the style he mentioned of discarding everything in the middle into a big mess. It forces players to pay closer attention to what they’re discarding to make it more challenging to figure out what they need rather than having it out organized making it easier for people to just look rather than remember.

  20. Thionzr Says:

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    Really desperate for trollfood if you’re bothering with this.

    Good luck with that.

  21. GBCE Says:


    “hey i like anime and i am white, i am a huge weeaboo faggot which is why i want to learn mahjong”

    -99% of the people here

  22. imaverycoolcowboy Says:

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    Thanks for the clear explanation! I have always been interested in Mahjong but when I found out it was just matching pairs I lost interest. Now I see why adult Chinese like to play it.. as you say.. it resembles playing cards! Thanks again!

  23. ZinXiao Says:

    Create a video blog…instantly.

    Thats why i’m here too.

  24. aznelf13 Says:

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    what he is teaching is chinese mj, not the jap mj, total diff play styles

  25. kintoki Says:

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    I’m watching Saki too, looks quite interesting but a bit girly. x_x

    Another anime about Mahjong that I’d recommend is Akagi, it’s a bit old, but i really enjoyed that anime!

    Thanks snicholson, nice explanation!

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