Japanese Riichi Yaku List Hand Composition Yaku All Simples – Tanyao – (1) • Hand must not contain terminals, or 1’s or 9’s Triplet of Dragons, Round Wind. Mahjong on selfdraw (Tsumo). A player who has at least one yaku, can always declare mahjong, even if he is furiten. Riichi. Waiting on a concealed hand. Although a full Chinese or Japanese mahjong set usually contains tiles, The rules of modern Japanese mahjong recognise a couple of dozen Yaku.

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Steam Community :: Guide :: A Beginner’s Guide to Japanese Mahjong

The prevailing wind is a constant for every player in the round, meaning that regardless of their seat, they can use it as a yaku mwhjong the hand. There are 3 types of abortive draws If all four players discard the same wind tile on the first go-around, if no calls are made, the hand is a draw.

Three sets of triplets or quads formed without calling on any tiles. Bonus mahhong to you if you get the title reference. If two people can win off the same discard, the person who discarded the tile must pay the value of both hands. When you win by ron, the point value for the hand is taken from the player who discarded the tile.

Combination of no-points hand and self-pick In some majong, when a hand has the two yaku of no-points hand and self-pick menzenchin tsumohouthe no-points hand is ykau counted and instead two fu of self-drawing are awarded.


This may take a long time, but I’ll post them when I get them.

Japanese-language versionJuly 2, Nagashi mangan – Multiple yakuman. Tiles and the Walls The number of tiles in the walls both live and dead can affect certain rules within the game.

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Others, they remain valid but their value is decreased by 1-han. Each yaku has its own point value. Honor Tiles An honor tile is any of the non-numerical tiles. These yaku require mahjlng least one triplet in order to be valid. While this relies heavily japanesse luck, it is always important to keep the dora indicators in mind, as they can help transform your low-value hand into a high-yield bomb.

Not the best, but not the worst either.

Japanese Mahjong yaku

Chombo occurs for any of the following: The hand can be seven pairs. During an exhaustive draw, players should check whether they finished in tenpai or no-ten and give points accordingly.

If the hand has two pairs left when it is one tile away from winning, it can only qualify with a tile drawn off the wall as a yakuman hand. Some people may never get them.

Calls can only be performed under certain circumstances and change the state of your hand from closed to open. You are the best: Those who are not in tenpai do not have to jahjong their hand, but can do so if they desire.

The whole guide took around a week for me to write up. To give you an idea of how rare these hands are, in my copy of Mahjong Pretty Girls BattleI have only gotten a total of four yakuman in around games.


The 1 tile of this suit has a red and green peacock. The hand is often optional. In mahjong, there are several different techniques players can use to reduce the chances of another player winning off of one of their discards. Which tiles are dora are indicated by their place in the wall and their place in jzpanese tile pattern.

If a fifth kan is made by another player, the hand ends in an abortive draw. Contains only red Sou tiles 1, 5, 7, and 9-Sou and Red Dragons. If it’s not in the guide, leave a comment below.

Can you explain it to me? Because this is a special tile, it does not need any dora indicators.

Riichi Mahjong Yaku List | UBC Mahjong Club

Characters are the written system of Chinese both Cantonese and Mandarin and Japanese. Because the Pin tiles are all in sequence, this gives the player more tiles to win from.

Abortive Draw An abortive draw occurs during certain situations. Most importantly, every hand must include at least one yaku, in order to count as a winning hand. After using the different tile callsa yaku may be affected in terms of han value or even validity.

In addition, none of these discards were called by other players. The player decides the best tile to discard would be the North Wind tile. Sometimes, after you’re staring at a wall of text for hours, you miss something:

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