Chinese mahjong sets typically include 144 tiles, a wind indicator, chips, and dice. They include the tiles needed to play most forms of Asian mahjong but lack the joker tiles needed to play American mahjong, and red tiles to play Japanese mahjong. Sets can be purchased with or without numbering.
|1 Yī||2 Èr||3 Sān||4 Sì||5 Wŭ||6 Liù||7 Qī||8 Bā||9 Jiŭ|
|Yī zhú||Èr zhú||Sān zhú||Sì zhú||Wŭ zhú||Liù zhú||Qī zhú||Bā zhú||Jiŭ zhú|
|Yī wàn||Èr wàn||Sān wàn||Sì wàn||Wŭ wàn||Liù wàn||Qī wàn||Bā wàn||Jiŭ wàn|
|Yī tóng||Èr tóng||Sān tóng||Sì tóng||Wŭ tóng||Liù tóng||Qī tóng||Bā tóng||Jiŭ tóng|
|Fat||Chong or Zhōng||Pa or Bái|
Flower and season tiles are optional.
Wind indicators are used to display the current wind. It is usually held with East (dealer). In American mahjong it is referred to as a bettor, as a fifth player will use it to place is bet on which player will win. They come in different shapes and sizes. The most common forms are a rotating cylinder or disc, or a cube and its placeholder.
Dice are used to determine seating and wall breaking. Typical sets come with two to three dice. Any type of six-sided dice would suffice. However, mahjong dice are noticeably smaller than normal board game dice, with number one and four colored red and rounded corners.