Learn the game you hear so much about (that’s not nearly as involved as bridge!). Originally from China, Mah Jongg is a game of skill, strategy and calculation and involves a certain degree of chance. Played with a set of 136 tiles based on Chinese characters and symbols, 4 players methodically select, pass and discard tiles, each with the hope of creating a legal hand. The DCA provides the tile sets required for play in all Mah Jongg classes.
Current Mah Jongg sessions and classes at the DCA
Drop-in Mah Jongg
If you already know how to play, and are looking for an active game to join when you can, this is for you. Situated in a private room on the 2nd floor.
Mondays & Fridays, weekly from September 14th
9:30am – 12:00pm
DCA members $5, public $10
Please bring exact change if paying cash; credit card or check is also accepted.
This is drop-in play, so reservations are not required.
Beginning Mah Jongg
Longtime Darien resident Donna Holt learned Chinese Mah Jongg while living in Singapore. Now an avid American Mah Jongg player, Donna introduces new players to a fascinating world of dragons, dots and craks. Beginners will learn the basics: how to identify tiles and understand the Mah Jongg card, and how to select and strengthen a winning hand. Rules and strategies of play as well as game etiquette will be covered.
Six Thursdays, October 8th – November 12th
9:30am – 11:30pm
DCA members $75, public $85
Prepayment for all classes is required by noon on Monday, October 5th.
Minimum enrollment applies.