The Kickstarter Details
Your Ultimate, Easy to Follow Guide To Playing Hong Kong Mahjong
Mahjong is more than a game. It’s a cultural experience to be enjoyed with good friends, family, and good food, and we want to share it with you. We make Mahjong easy for anyone to start playing with simple step-by-step videos and written instructions with beautiful images. Our method of teaching takes you from beginner to advanced at a pace you control.
MAHJONG SHOULD BE EASY TO LEARN FOR EVERYONE
Some videos teach only some aspects of the game, others believe you can pick up this game in 5 minutes. Mahjong is a complex game with many versions of how to play. There is also a lot of rules, strategies, and subtle game plays that you may not pick up from a book or YouTube video.
What about trying to learn in person? It can be really hard to get the ultra-competitive older players to teach you mahjong. Everyone wants you to play fast, pick up the game quickly, and stop asking so many questions! That is why I built this course, to give you the opportunity to learn the game without feeling rushed, pressure to learn, or inadequate for not already knowing how to play after a few minutes.
How do I know what you are going through? I started playing mahjong when I was 3 years old. Of course, back then you are mostly looking at tiles, touching tiles, throwing tiles, and giving all the tiles nicknames. Over time, I picked up the game and wanted to sit at the adult table and play with my parents. It was so thrilling to have to fill in for my mother when she had to check on the food to be served for our mahjong party guests. However, filling in is very different than being asked to play as a seated player for an all day mahjong game. You need to be proficient, fast, quick with decisions, and courteous in your game play. It took me decades to meet those requirements! Even though I knew how to play the game, moving my game play to a higher and faster level was extremely challenging and SLOW. I eventually got there and want to share my secrets with you.
WHAT YOU GET
With Mahjong Party, you can study and practice at your own pace following an online course that includes video, pdfs, and quizzes. The easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions are built to move you from zero experience to playing some advanced techniques by the time you complete the course! Not a fan of sitting down to learn a course? Our course is available in an app so you can learn wherever you go. Our lessons are also short in nature so that you can absorb information is short spurts and then let it sink in before moving on to the next topic.
Brand new to mahjong? Really confused by Asian mahjong sets without the translations on the tiles? Not sure how to tell what wind is which or how to read the Chinese character tiles? Choose the option that includes the book on mahjong tiles! It will walk you through all of the tiles so you can remember, recall, and identify every single tile with ease.
WE OFFER A GREAT LEARNING EXPERIENCE
With Mahjong Party you get a great learning experience!
● How to pick up essential skills FAST
● Recognize tiles QUICKLY
● Build ADVANCED hands while still learning the game
● RETAIN what you learn
● Experience the BEAUTIFUL design of our course and books
For an even deeper experience, get The Full Course to learn:
● Game ETIQUETTE and nuances
● SCORING and mahjong MONEY
● HIGHER level hands
2 COURSES TO CHOOSE FROM
The Quick Start Method:
This will get you up and running quickly so you can play online or with your family and friends in no time flat. If you join others at a table for mahjong, you will need to have at least one person that is very familiar with the game at your table as you are learning essential skills, not everything. You will learn how to recognize every mahjong tile quickly and effectively. You will learn game play basics, how to make mahjong hands, and some advanced level hands. You will not learn aspects of the game that are not necessary when you are starting out. If you play online, these aspects of the game are taken care of for you. If you are playing with other people, they can take care of these aspects of the game while you focus on building your skills and gaining experience.
The Quick Start Method has 33 lessons that are rolled out over a 3 month period. As a Kickstarter backer, you get a 30% discount of the regular price of $51.99. You will have lifetime access to the course. As well, we will be adding courses to the line up. You will automatically have access to any new or upgraded courses added to The Quick Start Method over the lifetime of the course.
Note: The Quick Start Method is for those that are going to play mahjong online through an app or gaming system or with your family and friends who are experienced. If you playing in person, you will need to have at least one person that is very familiar with the game at your table as you are learning essential skills, not everything. For more details click here:
The Full Course:
The Full Course covers all aspects of the game. You begin by focusing on the essential skills, build speed and efficiency, and then progress to making advanced level hands. We then take you deeper and teach you the rules and gameplay, etiquette and mannerisms, the very complex scoring and money aspect of Hong Kong style mahjong, and bring in some higher level hands.
The Full Course has 52 lessons that are rolled out over a 6 month period. Kickstarter backers get 30% off the regular price of $82.99. You will have lifetime access to the course. As well, we will be adding some courses to the line up, you will automatically have access to any new or upgraded courses added to The Full Course. For more details click here:
Items In our bundles:
For those wanting even more, we offer our bundles which include the course you choose (either the Quick Start Method or The Full Course), a copy of our Mahjong Tiles photographic Ebook, access to our VIP Area for exclusive content, and a lesson created with you in mind! Here's the details:
1) The Mahong Tiles photography Ebook:
Brand new to mahjong? Really confused by Asian mahjong sets without the translations on the tiles? Not sure how to tell what wind is which or how to read the Chinese character tiles? Choose the option that includes the book on mahjong tiles! It will walk you through all of the tiles so you can remember, recall, and identify every single tile with ease. We created a photographic book that beautifully details every mahjong tile. It offers tips on how to recognize each tile, and also has their tile names with Cantonese subtitles so you are introduced to how Hong Kong mahjong is authentically played. The Ebook is up for sale so you can view it on its sale page, if you would like to get a preview of what you will get:
2) The Mahjong Party VIP Area:
If you purchase one of our VIP bundles, you obtain access to exclusive content and help us forge our path forward! We are building out a monthly subscription offering to be released in 2024. Interested in having input into what we discuss, languages we translate into, and more? Become a Mahjong Party insider! You can preview the VIP Area here:
3) Lesson made in your name:
For those who purchase one of our bundles, you will be asked to submit up to 5 questions on mahjong. We will then choose one of your questions and make a lesson addressed to you in response. Your lesson will be posted in our subscription area going forward to help others with their questions. As we expect there will be some questions that will be asked often, if other people have the same questions you do, we will do 2 lessons in your name instead of just the one.