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Rocket Mah Jongg Beginners and Advanced Beginners Class

07may1:00 pm5:00 pmRocket Mah Jongg Beginners and Advanced Beginners Class

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The 3 week session will be held at Eleanor’s Place Sundays from 1:00pm – 3:00pm  beginning March 7th

Learn the American version of the fun, challenging, social tile game, Mah Jongg, in a beginner class which will cover:

  • A brief history of the game
  • The game equipment (racks, pushers, tiles, mat)
  • Identifying the tiles (craks, bams, dots, dragons, winds, flowers and Jokers)
  • How to read the card of winning hands published annually by the National Mah Jongg League
  • The setup, rules and terminology of the game (including washing tiles, breaking the wall, doing the Charleston, calling a discard)
  • Variations of play with 2-5 players
  • Scoring and betting
  • Basic strategy
  • Some etiquette and bad habits to avoid
  • Online resources and game platforms
  • Lots of practice playing!

Advanced* Beginner class which will cover:

  • Advanced Beginner American Mah Jongg –
    This three session class picks up right where our beginner class left off – if you didn’t take our beginner class, the pre-requisites are:
    • Able to identify the tiles, suits, matching dragons, neutral tiles
    • Understand the terms pair, pung, kong and quint
    • Familiar with the NMJL card and how to build hands
    • Understand general rules for Jokers (where you can use them and how to exchange them)
    • General rules of play
  • What we will cover:
    • The first class will start with a rule review, and a deep dive into the 2023 card
    • The second class will do a detailed strategy lesson on the Charleston
    • Third class will go over early, middle and late game strategy
    • These sessions are set up as a mini-tournament (play for chips, prizes for top chip values at the end of third class)
    • Lots of practice playing on some of our favorite tile sets!

The 3 week session will be held at Eleanor’s Place Sundays from 3:00pm – 5:00pm  beginning March 7th

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May 7, 2023 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm(GMT-04:00)


Eleanor's Place

3535 Northside Pkwy NW

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