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Mah Jongg (American version)

American Mah Jongg Lessons – $50 + $2.50 GST = $52.50 + $10 for Playing Card paid directly to instructor

Tuesdays 12:30 – 3:00pm & Thursdays, 9:30 – 12:00pm

February 12 to March 7, 2019

April 2 to May 2, 2019

American Mah Jongg PLAY – $2 drop in charge paid to the SCA CA office

Tuesdays 12:30 – 3:00pm

Are you looking to find a fun, social, yet brain exercising game to play? How about American Mah Jongg?

Mah jongg is a fascinating rummy-like game played with tiles rather than cards. The object of the game is to turn your fourteen tiles into one of the sixty-five plus predetermined hands. The hands are found on a player’s card that is modified every year. Everyone who plays American mah jongg, throughout the world, plays with the same card. There is lots of strategy involved, both to achieve a mah jongg yourself and to keep your opponents from mah jongging!

The game originated in China but its exact origins are shrouded in story and myth. It was popularized in the US at the beginning of the 20th century. There are several types of mah jongg, each with their own variations. We will be playing American mah jongg.

The game was completely banned, in China, at one time as the government deemed it to be a gambling game. It became legal again, in China, in 1985. In the 1920’s the first company to sell mah jongg sets, in the US, was Abercrombie & Fitch. Today, mah jongg is more popular than ever among people of all ages and backgrounds.

If you would like to learn to play this fascinating game join us!

Maximum 12 students.



Created by: Cathy Duke -- Last Modified: February 1, 2019