Mahjong icons


A couple of months ago I came across a set of the most beautiful mahjong icons created by web developer and icon designer Martin Persson.

I got in touch with Martin because the set was almost complete: it had everything for the Western game apart from flowers and seasons. After a short conversation by email I sent Martin scans of the flowers and seasons from my Gibson’s mahjong set and a few weeks later he made his new icons available for download from his website.

Martin Persson’s set consists of 37 mahjong icons in both 64px and 128px sizes, which are free for both personal and commercial use, provided that you link to his site.

Download mahjong icons

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

4 thoughts on “Mahjong icons”

  1. hello blogger, i was reading your posts on Mahjong icons | View from the Potting Shed and i actually liked them. 1 issue that i noticed while browsing throughout your blog that a few of the links are not working and giving error. this makes the reading experience a little bit bad. you’ve a nice blog and i would request you to revise the hyperlinks so that fascinated people can get all the information they intend to have. By the way are you on twitter?? i would really like to follow you and also get updates in your blog.

  2. Hi Samson — what links? Are they links within posts to sites outwith my blog? That’s the nature of the Web, I guess — it keeps changing and updating. To be honest, I’m not going to keep policing the external links.

    I am on Twitter: @garethjms

  3. I have recently purchased a set of MahJong playing cards
    They come without rules

    Do you know the rules?

    Thank you in anticipaton

    1. Hi Chris, there are many variations of mahjong played around the world (classical Chinese, Chinese official competition, Japanese Riichi, Hong Kong, British, America have a couple of variations: National Mah Jongg League and American Mah Jong Association, etc.) so in part it depends where you come from and whether you want to be able to connect with other local players.

      Assuming that you simply want to play a simple Western version, you can’t go too wrong buying a book such as Play and Win Mah-jong: Teach Yourself by David Pritchard (I had a hand in writing the third edition). Or Mah-Jong (Know the Game). Either are good introductions with plenty of illustrations.

      Or if you want to delve deeply into the game check out Tom Sloper’s Mah-Jongg FAQs.

      I hope that helps.

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