Introducing the whimsical Trach/Bach Mahjong Set by Crisloid. Mahjong is undergoing a major renaissance and is back with a vengeance! What other game comes out with a whole new set of hands each year? Equal parts skill, strategy, and luck; it’s no longer just your Great Aunt Sylvia’s pastime, and the Trach/Bach Mahjong set will only add to mahjong’s growing popularity.
Renowned photographer and Emmy-award winning director Robert Trachtenberg learned to play mahjong two years ago. This quickly evolved into a weekly game with a group of rabid “mahj” enthusiasts. Between them, they have at least fifteen vintage sets— and a lot of Trachtenberg’s money. When he began searching for a set of his own, he soon learned that however beautiful, they were pretty much all variations on the standard theme.
Determined to create a one-of-a-kind mahjong set from scratch, Trachtenberg has reimagined every tile with wit, flair, and a riot of color. Collaborating closely with legendary illustrator Tom Bachtell (whose work has been featured in The New Yorker magazine for over twenty years) and the team here at Crisloid in a creative partnership, we’re sure you’ll love the result — a hand-painted, wildly original, inventive take on the classic game.
Crisloid is honored to have had a hand in making sets for Ten Flowers, Lowe, Royal, Cardinal, Eastern Distributors, Red Coin, and MJLA. Now we are excited to add Robert Trachtenberg and Tom Bachtell to our circle of collaborators.
Every set is handcrafted and proudly made in America.