The Chinese cult-classic game of Mahjong has been redesigned and revised
to appeal to today’s time restricted and sleek x-generation.
The traditional game of Mahjong takes about 30 minutes to an hour to play and
requires four players. The century old game has tiles that are usually
plain ivory in color with traditional symbols that don’t fit today’s
times. With our busy lifestyles, we are often challenged to find large
blocks of time, the interest to play such a complicated game, or have less
than four players in a room. These were some of the challenges Mahjong
Junior aimed to conquer in its redesign.
The new game release is the first of its kind in the United States, and
was inspired by the classic Chinese game, but given a modern twist. The
bright yellow game tile graphics are anime-inspired symbols, meant to keep
today’s youth interested.
The game is super “cool” for kids and teens, and challenging enough to be
played by adults and seniors. It is an opportunity to reconnect families
and generations of all age gaps as there is no reading or previous Mahjong
experience required. Not only that, but it is a teaching method for the
more complicated Chinese version still played throughout the world. It is
based on the same strategy and rules as the real game, and provides a
foundation to play the more traditional game.
The game is currently available on the internet, and expected to ship the first week in December or sooner, just in time for the holidays. The
future of Mahjong Junior is wide open, as something old often becomes something new.