MahJongg tiles are small pieces originally created to play the 4 player game MahJongg. These tiles can also be used to play single player games, just as there are games for playing cards for multiple people or for one person.
MahJongg tile sets come in many different types and have different numbers and types of tiles. There are all sorts of different variations of the 4 player MahJongg game and they differ in the number and type of tiles that they use. Pretty Good MahJongg and this web site are about single player games played with MahJongg tiles. For information about the 4 player MahJongg game and the tiles it uses, see Tom Sloper's excellent MahJongg FAQ site.
Pretty Good MahJongg can be an excellent introduction to the set of MahJongg tiles and can help you learn the tiles for playing the 4 player MahJongg game.
A complete set of MahJongg tiles for single player games (MahJongg Solitaire) consists of 144 tiles. Among these tiles are:
The three Dragons are the White Dragon, the Green Dragon, and the Red Dragon. A set contains four of each Dragon (12 tiles total).
The four Winds are North, South, East, and West. Tile Matching games have four of each Wind (16 tiles total), while other MahJongg Solitaire games usually have three of each Wind (12 tiles total).
The four Seasons are Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. Tile Matching games have one of each Season (4 tiles total), while other MahJongg Solitaire games usually have three of each Season (12 tiles total), if they have any at all.
There are 4 different Flower tiles. Tile Matching games have one of each Flower (4 tiles total), while the other MahJongg Solitaire games in Pretty Good MahJongg usually don't use Flower tiles.
There are nine Circle Tiles (also known as Dots). There are four each of tiles numbered 1 to 9 (36 tiles total).
There are nine Bamboo Tiles (also known as Bams). There are four each of tiles numbered 1 to 9 (36 tiles total).
There are nine Character Tiles (also known as Craks). There are four each of tiles numbered 1 to 9 (36 tiles total).
Pretty Good MahJongg has many different tile set designs available. For a list of all the extra tile sets you can download, see the tilesets page.
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