I hate reading instructions for many video games especially RPGs. Before writing this, I just played Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny; it explained what “a bed is.” I pressed the X button rapidly, skipping all the unnecessary text. I’m not that stupid, y’know~. Sadly, riichi mahjong doesn’t allow you to do that. It’s better to actually take the time and learn what the hell you are doing. The problem with riichi mahjong though is that all the rules use moonspeak terms. Words like yaku will probably not enter into one’s mind quickly enough to understand what’s going on.
And there’s no way to get out of it. Hopefully, I’ll describe the rules in an entertaining fashion for people with no attention span or are impatient to deal with it. I suggest reading it slowly and going back whenever you don’t understand a thing.