What we're about

We are a community of Japanese (aka Riichi) Mahjong players in the greater Seattle-Bellevue Area. We play regularly on Monday nights in Redmond, and are trying to start a 2nd meetup in the Seattle area.

No matter what your skill level, there's a place for you in our club. If you're learning, we have teaching tables available where a member of our club will get you anywhere from a complete newbie or from other variants of mahjong to a regular.

Also join our Facebook group for other postings and discussions: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SeattleMahjong/

Please observe the following etiquette rules while playing ( https://goo.gl/vLXYzv ).

Since there are many variations on the rules of Riichi mahjong the simplest way to reflect our ruleset is that we play with the World Riichi Championship Rules 2015 edition ( https://goo.gl/doJLUD ) with the attached variations ( https://goo.gl/k58vxk ).

There's also an online primer provided by Daina Chiba of the UK ( http://riichi.dynaman.net/ ) covering strategy so you can hit the ground running!

Upcoming events (5+)

Monday Night Mahjong

Microsoft Commons Submixer

The new location is not where Meetup denotes, but the smaller building just to the south. • Map with areas highlighted (https://goo.gl/FFRTQL) • Directions can be found here (https://goo.gl/qWxd9H) For the closest parking in the garage, follow the signs for Studio D (Blue Section). Take the elevator or stairs to the plaza level. Turn right out of the elevator (or left out of the stairs), and follow the first sign for bldg 92. Then turn right at the sign pointing you toward the Commons. Turn left at the sign for the Commons with “Submixer” at the bottom. Follow the path by the bldg to the patio doors of the Submixer. ____________________________________________________________ *****For those needing to learn, you are welcome to come by and we will have people available to teach and help you learn the game.***** We are now running up to 2 hanchan each night. You have the option at the beginning if you are participating in regular play of: • 1 untimed hanchan • 1 hanchan, Game/90 minutes (105 minutes if either on a 5-player table or with someone promoted from the training tables) After the end of the timed hanchan, those that wish to participate in another can do so. Please observe the following etiquette rules while playing (https://goo.gl/vLXYzv). Since there are many variations on the rules of Riichi mahjong the simplest way to reflect our ruleset is that we play with the World Riichi Championship Rules 2015 edition (https://goo.gl/doJLUD) with the attached variations (https://goo.gl/k58vxk). There's also an online primer provided by Daina Chiba of the UK (http://riichi.dynaman.net/) covering strategy so you can hit the ground running!

Social Mahjong Saturdays @ Seattle University

Seattle University School of Law

NOTE: The Saturday meetups are temporarily on-hold until we can find enough members who are interested in helping out every week. Our goal is at least 3-4 regular tables (12-16 members, minimum) who will attend on a regular basis. If you are interested in joining this group as a new member or continuing to participate in this group and volunteering to help, please add your name to the meetup group, introduce yourself, and state your interest level. Thanks! We hope to have a larger group by Spring, and we will be contacting all members who have signed up. __________ In coordination with a group in Capitol Hill, we are working on building a regular meetup in the Seattle area. Please note that since we are there at the courtesy of the university, please respect the space and the students or other events that use it. Everyone is welcome to attend, but this group will focus on: - Players who are learning/beginners - Players who wish to be social at the tables - Tonpussen games only (East round only) - Untimed games - Relaxed, fun gameplay – focus on improving, not speed of play ***** For those who have never played, you are welcome to join us! We will have people available to teach and help you learn the game from the ground up. ***** NOTE! - If you are coming from our Monday meetups, please be prepared to teach at your table. This means, for example, helping winners understand how to score their hand (using tables) and announcing their yaku, rather than you doing it for them. We want this to be a relaxed, fun, social, and learning experience for everyone. Please observe the following Rules & Etiquette while playing (https://goo.gl/yXaoef) and Best Practices (https://goo.gl/xe7bnk). We will be playing according to strict WRC (World Riichi Championship) 2015: https://goo.gl/doJLUD, including these 2017 WRC amendments: https://goo.gl/DjbUaN There's also an online primer provided by Daina Chiba of the UK (http://riichi.dynaman.net/) covering strategy so you can hit the ground running! Please see this Resource List, which covers almost everything you'll need to play the game: https://goo.gl/UzUdoB See you there!

Monday Night Mahjong

Microsoft Commons Submixer

The new location is not where Meetup denotes, but the smaller building just to the south. • Map with areas highlighted (https://goo.gl/FFRTQL) • Directions can be found here (https://goo.gl/qWxd9H) For the closest parking in the garage, follow the signs for Studio D (Blue Section). Take the elevator or stairs to the plaza level. Turn right out of the elevator (or left out of the stairs), and follow the first sign for bldg 92. Then turn right at the sign pointing you toward the Commons. Turn left at the sign for the Commons with “Submixer” at the bottom. Follow the path by the bldg to the patio doors of the Submixer. ____________________________________________________________ *****For those needing to learn, you are welcome to come by and we will have people available to teach and help you learn the game.***** We are now running up to 2 hanchan each night. You have the option at the beginning if you are participating in regular play of: • 1 untimed hanchan • 1 hanchan, Game/90 minutes (105 minutes if either on a 5-player table or with someone promoted from the training tables) After the end of the timed hanchan, those that wish to participate in another can do so. Please observe the following etiquette rules while playing (https://goo.gl/vLXYzv). Since there are many variations on the rules of Riichi mahjong the simplest way to reflect our ruleset is that we play with the World Riichi Championship Rules 2015 edition (https://goo.gl/doJLUD) with the attached variations (https://goo.gl/k58vxk). There's also an online primer provided by Daina Chiba of the UK (http://riichi.dynaman.net/) covering strategy so you can hit the ground running!

Social Mahjong Saturdays @ Seattle University

Seattle University School of Law

NOTE: The Saturday meetups are temporarily on-hold until we can find enough members who are interested in helping out every week. Our goal is at least 3-4 regular tables (12-16 members, minimum) who will attend on a regular basis. If you are interested in joining this group as a new member or continuing to participate in this group and volunteering to help, please add your name to the meetup group, introduce yourself, and state your interest level. Thanks! We hope to have a larger group by Spring, and we will be contacting all members who have signed up. __________ In coordination with a group in Capitol Hill, we are working on building a regular meetup in the Seattle area. Please note that since we are there at the courtesy of the university, please respect the space and the students or other events that use it. Everyone is welcome to attend, but this group will focus on: - Players who are learning/beginners - Players who wish to be social at the tables - Tonpussen games only (East round only) - Untimed games - Relaxed, fun gameplay – focus on improving, not speed of play ***** For those who have never played, you are welcome to join us! We will have people available to teach and help you learn the game from the ground up. ***** NOTE! - If you are coming from our Monday meetups, please be prepared to teach at your table. This means, for example, helping winners understand how to score their hand (using tables) and announcing their yaku, rather than you doing it for them. We want this to be a relaxed, fun, social, and learning experience for everyone. Please observe the following Rules & Etiquette while playing (https://goo.gl/yXaoef) and Best Practices (https://goo.gl/xe7bnk). We will be playing according to strict WRC (World Riichi Championship) 2015: https://goo.gl/doJLUD, including these 2017 WRC amendments: https://goo.gl/DjbUaN There's also an online primer provided by Daina Chiba of the UK (http://riichi.dynaman.net/) covering strategy so you can hit the ground running! Please see this Resource List, which covers almost everything you'll need to play the game: https://goo.gl/UzUdoB See you there!

Past events (284)

Social Mahjong Saturdays @ Seattle University

Seattle University School of Law

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