Mah Jongg for Fun [F-22-16]
|Presenter:||Kathleen (Kay) Russell, Brenda Francey|
|Location:||Partridge Knoll: Multi-Purpose Room|
|Classes:||4 Sessions 1.5 hours|
|Dates:||Thu 9:30 AM 09/15, 09/22, 09/29, 10/06|
Mah Jongg, or Game of the Sparrows, is an ancient Chinese game played with tiles and is similar to gin rummy. We play the standard version. The object of the game is to be the first to complete one of the hands on the National Mah Jongg League official card. This class is for beginners and experienced players.
Kathleen Russell has been playing mah jongg since 1969 and teaching it as a SOAR class since 2003. Her friends and she play in person and on line following the National Mah Jongg league rules. She is a retired Department of Social Services Supervisor.
Brenda Francey has taught and played for 28 years.
A good book that will help you play Mah Jongg, recommended by the instructors, is A Beginners Guide to American Mah Jongg: How to Play the Game and Win, by Elaine Sandburg.
Link: For cards, games and instruction book, go to www.nationalmahjongleague.org