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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Riichi Mahjong Yaku List | UBC Mahjong Club

Though, the term nahjong for higher valued yaku, such as ryanpeikou or chinitsuare acceptable; but it’s not generally used. Furthermore, some also require hands to remain closed in order to count. This was the guide I used when I first started playing. Here are some optional rules you can play with if you choose. Every kind of tile can become a dora tile.

List of yaku – Japanese mahjong wiki

Japanese-language versionMarch 10, After everyone has gone, the cycle repeats. Terrible pun aside, its now time to start forming your hand. Dealer position only changes if the dealer was no-ten. Most have static values, regardless of the hand being closed or open. You are the best: Chiitoi does not count iipeikou when three pairs are in sequence.

Quad Four of the same tile four 8’s. Tenpai When a player completes their hand, but does not get the tile they are waiting for, they are considered to be in Tenpai. Some yaku can be combined for it, using dora tiles if a hand has them.


You need to sign in or create an account to do that. If it’s not in the guide, leave a comment below. 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. Haitei gaku means “to scoop up the reflected moon from the seabed. The player draws another 1-Sou, giving them an additional dora. Mapanese from the original PDF on With practice and time, you will become familiar with them.

When you win by ron, the point value for the hand is taken from the player who discarded the tile. The player decides that changing their wait would be the best option.

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

List of yaku

Winning on a single wait makes the hand a double yakuman. Depending on rules, the hand needs or does not need other yaku. This is a special yaku applied to closed tenpai hands, which requires the player to make a declaration and “wager”.

Mahmong thanks to user saruman for bringing this issue to my attention. Not the best, but not the worst either. If not, try doing this instead.

The same rules apply to these tiles as regular dora indicators. Good for beginners or if you want to double check your own math. Tan’yaochuu literally means “no 1’s or 9’s”.

Japanese Mahjong yaku

In most cases, if a draw occur after a ready hand declaration, resulting in ending japaneae game such as exhaustive draws in the final round with the last dealer not ready to win or exhaustive draws causing one or more players to reach a negative scorethe game ends with the riichi deposits unclaimed.


North player can win with both East and North, while the East player can only win with the East Wind, but is worth more. Buy your own Mahjong set [www. If a four of the same suit is a dora indicator, the red five is worth two dora instead of one.

There are three different types of calls. In addition, the hand may or may not be at tenpai upon scoring. If a hand has both the pinfu and tsumo yakus, the 2 fu for the tsumo do not count.

If one player has declared 4 four of japanwse kinds, the hand is considered a normal hand. What’s with the picture of the girl eating the taco? If you’re playing on a computer or console, the setup is easy. For haku, if player A makes a closed quad out of four west tiles, and player B is only waiting for a west to complete their thirteen orphans, player B can win on the west tile.

Mahjong was brought to Japan in by a soldier named Saburo Hirayama, where it grew in popularity and eventually became the most popular table game in Japan. If an abortive draw occurs, players discard their entire hands and begin a new hand. In general rules, the yaku is achieved if a non-dealer completes a hand with a discard before the first self-drawing when no one has declared open melds.

Both the Wind tiles and Dragon tiles are honor tiles. Retrieved from ” http: