Welcome to Four Winds Mah Jong Knowledge Base

The purpose of this site is to provide comprehensive information on the history, symbolism and rules of Mah Jong.

While there are hundreds of local versions of the game, this site concentrates on the major versions of the game as it is currently played around the world.

We believe that there is need for such a general review of the game, at least amongst the Western audience, which is largely ignorant of the tradition and modern developments of the game and might find the sporadic information available on the Internet confusing.

This site is part of the Four Winds Mah Jong web site, developed by Lagarto, the authors of the popular computer game Four Winds Mah Jong. The information provided is based on knowledge that is gathered within a several years long game development project with close co-operation with hundreds of Mah Jong players around the world.