Biggar & District

Mah Jong

Mah-jong
or
The Game of Four Winds

When?

Every Tuesday morning from 9:30-12:30

Where?
In the Upper room of Biggar Municipal Hall

Aims?
1. To learn and practice the game in a friendly environment.
2. To have fun.

What is Mah-Jong?
Many people have played this as children, some have heard of it but never tried it and others have never heard of it. Often the question is asked ‘Is it similar to Bridge?’ This may be because both Bridge and Mah-Jong players are identified as East, South, West and North. However this is where the similarity ends.
Mah-Jong is an ancient Chinese game played with 144 tiles. These tiles are built up into four walls, two tiles high and eighteen tiles long then pushed together to make a perfect square Players sit round the table and represent the four walls: East, South, West and North.
The tiles represent Seasons, Flowers, Winds, Dragons, Circles, Bamboo and Characters. The object of the game is to collect a full hand of sets by picking up and discarding tiles and go out (Mah-jong) before the other players.
Although it may take a little time to familiarize oneself with the various symbols and rules, Mah-Jong can become very addictive. Members can’t wait for the next Tuesday or Friday to come round.
Three hours fly past on a Tuesday morning and even though we don’t take a break for coffee but drink whilst playing we still don’t find enough time to finish a complete game (16 hands). The group has therefore decided to run an occasional long session, taking a break for an appropriate ‘Takeaway Chinese’ half-way through. With this aim in mind, we all put £1 in the kitty every week to pay for the take-away as well as cover the cost of the weekly coffee/tea.
The only downside to our club is that we need more players. If you think you would like to come and join us, please give us a call or send an email for more information. You don’t have to come every week. Just come as often as you would like, or can manage. If you feel you need extra practise there is always someone willing to play an extra session.
So what are you waiting for??

Further details can be obtained from the facilitator

Kris Todd on 01899308327
or email mtb345@aol.com

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