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.

Upcoming Mah Jongg Classes:

Mah Jongg Guided Play – Two Weeks
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 two 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. Please bring your 2019 card to each class.
PLEASE NOTE: Players should already be familiar with both rules of play and the NMJL card.

Wednesdays: December 4 & 11 
9:30am – 12:00pm

DCA members $35
Public $45

Prepayment is required by Monday, December 2.
Minimum/maximum enrollment applies.
Please call the DCA office if you are interested in this class – 203-655-9050 extension 10.

“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

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

Thank you to all the players that came out to support our “Morning of Mah Jongg to Benefit the Mission of the DCA” event. It was a fun, relaxed morning of tournament-style play – and there were prizes!

First Place Winner: Juliana “Topsy” Post (she also won for a joker-less hand) received a complimentary DCA 2019-2020 membership.


Second Place Winner: Carol Charling received a two hour Mah Jongg master class with Donna.

“Donna is a gifted teacher. She teaches the basics of Mah Jongg in a well-structured manner. She also builds on a player's game through Guided Play sessions, new card classes, and tournament play. With Donna, players are always improving.”
—Juliana P., 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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