Mah Jongg Classes

“Great classes taught by a very knowledgeable instructor. I’ve taken and enjoyed them all. Now I’m hooked!!”
—Jean R., student

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.

Past Mah Jongg Classes

Learn to Play American Mah Jongg – a Class for Beginners

Learn to play American Mah Jongg, a fascinating and addictive tile game. Sought-after instructor Donna Holt has been teaching new students the basics of understanding the tiles and the Mah Jongg card for over a decade, in an encouraging, positive atmosphere. Rules, strategies of play and game etiquette will be covered. Please order your NMJL 2021 card using the phone number on the website prior to the first class. You can also find the card on

“Donna does a terrific job introducing Mah Jongg. Her enthusiasm is infectious! I am very grateful to the DCA for providing these classes.”
—Shelley S., student

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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