Mah Jongg Classes

American 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.


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.

Session 2: Wednesdays, November 1, 8, 15, 29 (no class November 22)
9:30am – 12:00pm

Four Week Guided Play for Beginners
Have you learned to play American mah jongg in the last 12 months, but haven’t had time to play on a consistent basis, or haven’t had the opportunity to form a group of “newbie” players? You’ve learned about the tiles and rules, but do you need a bit more confidence before you jump into a regular Guided Play session with more experienced players? This is the class for you, allowing you to continue to grow in confidence as you play mah jongg with others at a similar level. It’s also a great chance to meet players who may be interested in forming a weekly group. Instructor Donna Holt will help take your game to the next level in a supportive, relaxed atmosphere.

Wednesdays, November 1, 8, 15, 29 (no class November 22)
12:30pm – 3:00pm

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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