Mah Jongg classes

DCA Moh Jongg classes begin in the fallAmerican Mah Jongg is an exciting four-player tile game with Chinese origins. Using 152 tiles depicting Chinese characters and symbols, players pick and discard in turn to form combinations found on the National Mah Jongg League’s annual card of hands. Strategy, skill and luck are needed to be the first player to complete a hand and declare “Mah Jongg!”  The DCA provides tile sets for all classes.

Longtime Darien resident Donna Holt learned Chinese Mah Jongg while living in Singapore. Now an avid American Mah Jongg player, Donna introduces players to a fascinating world of dragons, dots and craks.

Current Mah Jongg sessions and classes at the DCA for the fall

Four Week Beginner Mah Jongg:
Fall is the perfect time to learn something new, and Mah Jongg is the perfect game: social, stimulating and requiring both skill and luck. Longtime Darien resident Donna Holt will teach players the basics of American Mah Jongg, from understanding the tiles and card, to selecting and strengthening a winning hand. Rules and strategies of play and game etiquette will be covered. Please bring the 2017 NMJL card to class. To order: nationalmahjonggleague.org or amazon.com. No prior experience needed.

Session 2: Tuesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24
12:30pm – 3:00pm
DCA Members $95 / public $105
Prepayment is required by noon on Friday, September 29th for Session 2
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Four Week Guided Mah Jongg Play:
Get back into the groove of weekly Mah Jongg in this session of Guided Play. Instructor Donna Holt will oversee play and help with all aspects of the game of American Mah Jongg, from choosing your hand, to guiding the group through any rules or etiquette questions that arise. Please bring your 2017 card to each class. PLEASE NOTE: Players should already be familiar with the rules of play and the NMJL card.

Two Sessions: Four Wednesdays – sign up for one or both
Session 1: Wednesdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25
DCA members $70 / public $80
Prepayment is required by noon on Monday, October 2nd for Session 1
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Session 2: Wednesdays, November 1, 8, 15, 29 (no class November 22)
9:30am – 12:00pm
DCA members $70 / public $80
Prepayment is required by noon on Monday, October 30th for Session 2
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Minimum enrollment applies for all classes. Maximum enrollment is 12 (except for Beginner, which is eight). 

 

Instructor for Mah Jongg classes:
Longtime Darien resident Donna Holt was introduced to Chinese Mah Jongg while living in Singapore. Now an avid American Mah Jongg player, Donna guides players through a fascinating world of winds, dragons, dots and craks, offering strategies and encouragement to improve your game.

 

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Recent Mah Jongg Events:

http://dariendca.org/activities-programs/mah-jongg-classes/Book Talk and Signing with Author Gregg Swain, Mah Jongg: The Art of the Game