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.


Upcoming Mah Jongg Tournament in January

A Morning of Mah Jongg to Benefit the Mission of the DCA

Join us for a fun, relaxed morning of tournament-style play. All levels are welcome!

Friday, January 25 (snow date: Friday, February 1)
9:00am  Check in, coffee,  tea and refreshments
9:30am  Play begins promptly – three rounds of three games each
12:30pm  Wrap up and prizes!

DCA members $40
Public $55

For questions regarding the event itself, please contact organizer Donna Holt.

Prepayment is required by Monday, January 21.

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Mah Jongg classes 

Learn to Play Mah Jongg

Learn to play American Mah Jongg, a fun and fascinating tile game. Longtime local resident Donna Holt will teach players the basics of understanding the tiles and the Mah Jongg card. Rules and strategies of play as well as game etiquette will be covered.

Four Tuesdays: February 5, 12, 19 and 26
9:30am – 12:00pm

DCA members $95 / public $115

Prepayment is required by noon on Friday, February 1.
Minimum enrollment applies.

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Guided Play Mah Jongg

You’ve learned to play American Mah Jongg, and you’re hooked. Here’s the chance to meet other players and benefit from consistent play. This four week session will offer lots of playing time and the chance to sharpen your game, with instructor Donna Holt on hand to oversee play. She will be available to help with all aspects of the game, from choosing your hand, to guiding the group through any rules or etiquette questions that arise. Come meet others mad for Mah Jongg and build your confidence with a seasoned teacher in an encouraging atmosphere. Please bring your 2018 card to each class.

PLEASE NOTE: Players should already be familiar with both rules of play and and the NMJL card.

Four Wednesdays: February 6, 13, 20 and 27
9:30am – 12:00pm

DCA members $70/ public $85

Prepayment is required by Monday, February 4.
Minimum enrollment applies.

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Instructor for Mah Jongg classes:

Longtime local 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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