7 Luxurious Mahjong Sets Perfect For Every Crazy Rich Asian
Mahjong is a game that has transcended time. With smartphones and technology constantly evolving and becoming part of many people's daily lives, and the rise of e-sports, it might be hard to imagine anyone still playing traditional games such as mahjong. The game is perfect both as a pastime but also a way for families and friends to spend time together.
This may also be why the game is undergoing a resurgence, ironically, partly thanks to social media and how aesthetically pleasing the set pieces can be. There are a lot of other luxe games out there but nothing beats classic mahjong. We've rounded up the most luxurious sets that you need to get your hands on––whether it's for you to play, to gift, or to add to your collection.
1/7 Brunello Cucinelli Mahjong Set
Brunello Cucinelli's first Mahjong set is a contemporary take on the traditional Chinese game thanks to its use of fine materials and meticulous craftsmanship including European walnut wood and engraved using lasers.
Consisting of 144 playing pieces, the all-hand decorated set made in Italy also has a case made from two stackable trays and cover. Finally, the two dices are made by hand from European walnut wood.
2/7 S.T. Dupont Mahjong Set
S.T. Dupont's Haute creation is the world's most luxurious mahjong set. Handcrafted for more than eight months using solid blocks of Tanzanian ruby—a symbol of royalty and the energy of the sun, the 144 large tiles are all handmade so each piece is unique.
The metalwork around the ruby tiles was engraved manually by hand in gold vermeil, the colour of the five legendary emperors of ancient China. For the finishing touch, each title on the face and reserve side have more than 1000 Burmese rubies and 300 high-quality diamonds for that extra dose of luxury.
3/7 Geoffrey Parker Mahjong Set
Geoffrey Parker joined forces with China's foremost mahjong artist, Liu Jun to crave the tiles in this beautiful mahjong set. A known luxury games marker, this mahjong set is like no other—the trunk comes with crystal glasses, cigars and even a decanter. You can also just choose the attache case if the trunk feels a bit too overboard.
The set is bound in leather and you can choose from calf, ostrich or automotive in various colours. The mahjong tile itself is crafted from ox bone and bamboo and you can get the dragons engraved in the metal casing for that extra exquisite touch.
4/7 Jaques London Luxury Club Mahjong Set
Jacques London's mahjong set comes with a beautiful leather case with everything you need to play this traditional game. For beginners or if you need a refresher, there is a comprehensive rule book included. The mahjong set is fully handmade together with the cabinet case.
To top it off, it is packed with the trademark Jacques London historical paper with Jaques luxury ribbon—perfect for a gift.
5/7 Bello Games Luxury Designer Mahjong Set
Bello Games New York's mahjong set is made of uria stone and are fully engraved and skillfully hand-painted. The 166 premium bright white coloured tiles also include four racks with pushers, 100 chips, three dices and an instruction booklet.
6/7 Hermes Helios Mahjong Set
The Helios mahjong set comes in luxurious orange-brown leather tiles—a nod to the French Maison's classic colour scheme. Hermès through and through, the set is made from solid palissander wood and printed Swift calfskin while the tiles are printed in full leather.
Thanks to this design and craftsmanship, all the 144 tiles knock gently against each other—a departure from the meaning of mahjong in Chinese which translates to "squabbling sparrow" due to the noise made when you shuffle the tiles around.
7/7 Prada Saffiano Leather Mahjong Game
This mahjong set is called Saffiano leather for a reason—all the games pieces including the acrylic resin tiles are wrapped in Saffiano leather. Bringing Prada's classic Italian style to this game set, it is covered in black and red—mimicking the luxury brand's signature colours. The set-piece is placed in a slick black case complete with Prada's iconic gold lettering.
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