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Not Your Ma's Jong: Mahjong, Devolved

A brand new card game based on mahjong. It’s fast-paced, it’s fierce, it’s Not Your Ma’s Jong! 3-4 players, ages 12-112

Not Your Ma's Jong: Mahjong, Devolved

A brand new card game based on mahjong. It’s fast-paced, it’s fierce, it’s Not Your Ma’s Jong! 3-4 players, ages 12-112

CA$ 10,336
pledged of CA$ 8,000pledged of CA$ 8,000 goal
108
backers
17days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, December 8 2019 2:00 AM UTC +00:00.

About

We're Jenn and Adam, the creators of Not Your Ma's Jong. When our grandmothers met for the first time, they didn’t speak the same language but quickly discovered their shared love of mahjong. We had each seen them play growing up, but realized that we never play with our friends. It’s tough to learn, and games can be pretty slow.

We reimagined this ancient pastime and created a brand new card game, based on mahjong and memories of growing up with our grandmothers!

It's fast-paced, it's fierce, it's Not Your Ma's Jong!

We worked through several iterations to get the gameplay fair, fast and exciting for 3-4 players. Instead of mahjong's 144 or more tiles, we have 75 fully illustrated cards based on our Chinese and Jewish grandmothers and their friendship. We've tweaked the rules as well so anyone can steal a card they need, keeping everyone on their toes!

Your support will get the game produced and shipped to you!

The artwork is all done, the rules are locked in, and your support will get Not Your Ma's Jong printed with FREE shipping to you (US & Canada) - and will make our grandmas beam with pride!

Great! So what's included?

  • 75 fully illustrated cards inspired by our grandmothers and their friendship
  • 40 tokens to unapologetically take from your opponents
  • Comprehensive rules to make you the big mama of your table (scroll down)

Your contributions get you these Rewards & Stretch Goals!

  USD$ pricing is approximate - Kickstarter will convert from CAD$.

Want to know how to play? Here's how it's done  

Questions, comments or promotion opportunities? Get in touch! ma@notmahjong.com

© 2019 Jennifer Guo and Adam Szakacs. All rights reserved.

Note: Visual details are subject to change for print edition.

Animation by Mark Zamlinsky

Risks and challenges

We have a printing company lined up including quotes and timelines. There's a chance production or shipping to us could be delayed, but we are confident all will go to plan. At the worst case, delivery could be delayed a few weeks.

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