Mah-Jong

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Thanks to Christine Greet for above photo.

Mah-Jong appears to have been developed in China in the latter part of the 19th century, and became popular in the West in the early 1920’s. Less cerebral than chess, and akin to the game of Rummy, the table game of Mah-Jong is played with a set of 144 engraved or painted tiles, and ‘special hands’ with exotic names such as Wriggling Snake, 13 Unique Wonders and All Winds and Dragons. The oriental associations can lend the game a certain mystique and may give the impression of being difficult to master, however the basic practices can be learnt in a short time, and It is not unusual for a beginner to do well.

All Mah-Jong Groups play according to the rules of the British Mah-Jong Association. We recommend the purchase of ‘Know The Game Mah-Jong’,
ISBN 978-0-7136-8951-8 available from Amazon, or on order from local booksellers at around £7.00-£8.00.

We have three Mah-Jong groups:

Mah-Jong 1

Group Co-ordinators:
Christine Greet – 01799 531 732 – johngreet@waitrose.com
Irene Bedward 01799 528 178 – irenebedward@hotmail.com

Mah–Jong 1 meets during the term, on Wednesdays from 1.30 to 3.30, at a member’s home in Debden.
Whilst we are currently at the maximum number for our group, we are happy to give information about the game and would welcome a visit if you wish to see the game in play.

Mah-Jong 2

Group Co-ordinator:  Jess Grinyer – 01799 500 344 – jess.grinyer@ntlworld.com

Mah-Jong 2 meets on  Thursday afternoons from 1.30 to 3.30pm in the co-ordinator’s home. We currently have space for two new members so contact Jess if you are interested.

Mah-Jong 3

Group Co-ordinator:  Peter and Geraldine Plunkett – 01799 599 159 –  ger_plunkett@yahoo.co.uk

This is a new group, which  meets on Tuesday afternoons in the co-ordinators’ home in Lower Green Wimbish and currently has space for new members …beginners, lapsed and regular players welcome.

Photo below from Mah-Jong 2 group – thanks to Jess Grinyer

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