Mah Jong

Mah Jong is a game for four players that originated in China. Mah Jong involves skill, strategy, and calculation, as well as a certain degree of chance. Even if you have never played Mah Jong, don’t be afraid to come along – it is a fun and easy game to learn.

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In Asia, Mah Jong is also popularly played as a gambling game. In the game, each player is dealt thirteen tiles in a hand. On their turn, players draw a tile and discard one, with the goal of making four melds (three of a kind or a run of three) and one pair. Winning comes “on the draw”, by drawing a new or discarded tile that completes the hand. Thus a winning hand actually contains fourteen tiles.

We are a small friendly group who welcome newcomers to join us. It is easier to play than it looks, so why not give it a try?

All members of u3a are welcome! 

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A typical meeting

Some members playing their tiles trying to win the game.

Last Updated on May 9, 2024