What we're about
Play the exciting game of Riichi Mahjong!
These meetups are organized by the United States Professional Mahjong League (USPML).
* League Events
A monthly gathering for Riichi Mahjong players of all levels to meet up and play together.
Have fun ~ Improve your skills ~ PLAY.
Beginners who know the rules are welcome! If you've attended a Learn to Play Workshop, you should come to League events to practice and have fun playing. Everyone is friendly and welcoming, and we'll have an instructor on hand to help out if you need to review.
More about Riichi Mahjong
Riichi (pronounced like "reach") Mahjong is an exciting game for four players. In some ways it is similar to card games like rummy or poker, but it is played with a set of tiles instead of a deck of cards. This game is very popular in Japan, and is rapidly gaining popularity in the United States. Envision a game with its roots in gambling, played by the Yakuza... but with a strong skill component that makes it suitable for competitive play too. Riichi Mahjong retains the excitement of a gambling-style game, but also emphasizes strategy. It is a game with a lot of depth and richness, but most of all, it's REALLY FUN!
More about the USPML
The USPML is one of the first Riichi mahjong organizations in North America, running Riichi meetups in NYC since 2010. USPML players have also participated in numerous international championships including multiple European Riichi Championships, the International Online Riichi Mahjong Championship and the World Riichi Championship of 2014 in Paris. We are also proud to be the host of World Riichi Championship 2017. Additionally, we are one of the founding members of the North American Riichi Mahjong Association - a federation of Riichi clubs and organizations dedicated to growing the game in North America.
Even more info for the curious:
More than one type of mahjong? (http://www.meetup.com/Learn-Riichi-Mahjong/pages/More_than_one_type_of_mahjong%3F/)
Visit us online at http://www.uspml.com