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Mahjong – $2
August 7, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday and Thursday, repeating indefinitely
We play both Hong Kong New World & American Mahjong. To play Hong Kong style our group is able to supply you with a copy of the latest sheet if you do not have a copy. For American style you will need to pre-purchase the current year’s card from https://www.nationalmahjonggleague.org/store.aspx# . (9$ USD). Sorry but we do not play Chinese style.
Here is a brief explanation of the game. Don’t be scared off – it is lots of fun and you will love it. If you are familiar with Rummy you should pick it up no problem.
The game is played with a set of 144 tiles based on Chinese characters and symbols, although some regional variations use a different number of tiles. In most variations, each player begins by receiving 13 tiles. In turn players draw and discard tiles until they complete a legal hand using the 14th drawn tile to form four groups (melds) and a pair (head). There are fairly standard rules about how a piece is drawn, stolen from another player and thus melded, the use of simples (numbered tiles) and honours (winds and dragons), the kinds of melds, and the order of dealing and play.