Guess what I found waiting for me today in my mailbox…
I haven’t spent a lot of time with it yet but, at first glance, it looks like so much fun! I do think some of the hands are harder than on the 2014 card because in a number of the hands where last year’s card asked for a Pung of Flowers, this new card is asking for a Pung of Dragons instead. Much easier to get those Flowers, as we all know. So, this is going to be a fun challenge – can’t wait to start playing with this card!
Did you receive your card yet? If so, what are your thoughts on the new 2015 card?
Another interesting question and informative answer from
Gladys Grad‘s Mah Jongg Madness newsletter…
Q. I have been playing for over 40 years and just love this game. My friends are all experienced players and we live in Canada. This week during a game, I had one exposure and no other player was exposed. The last tile from the wall was picked by a player opposite of me and she put it in her rack. She then took a tile from her rack, discarded it , but did not name it. I was just about to say mah jongg when she picked it up from the table and put it back in her rack, and replaced it with another tile. The fact that she did not say what the tile was, does this make this move okay?I think that she should not have taken the tile from the table because it was discarded But she feels that because she did not name it, that it was okay. Was it okay? Sheila
A. Your opponent did you wrong. First, once a tile has been placed on the table – or named….it is considered discarded. No-take-backs. The National Mah Jongg League says “Down-is-Down.” Further, once Mah Jongg has been declared…that ends the game. It doesn’t matter that this was the last tile. Would she expect to retrieve a tile she threw to someone in the middle of a game, so it wouldn’t give her opponent mahj?
So many of you were interested in this apron from yesterday’s blog – I spoke to Sandy and she told me that she bought it at a vendor at the Festival Market Place in Pompano Beach. However, they also have a website and a phone number. So, if you are interested in finding out more about this apron, go to www.pahandmahjongg.com or call 954.975.5838.
My dear and very wonderful friend Sandy just returned from Florida. She invited me over for dinner this evening and greeted me with a package that she had brought back from her trip. She told me that she had seen this at a store and knew she had to buy it for me. How fabulous is this apron?!!!
We are all buzzing about the new Facebook group, “Mah Jongg, That’s It.” On one of the first postings, Meredith told us the funniest story along with photos and she has generously given me permission to share it with all of you. Enjoy…
Meredith wrote, “I play with such a great group of ladies. We have started shaming ourselves in order to play better, complete with our “FEEBS” tiaras (which stands for feeble). And just to clarify the discarding feebs pictured below … They began by discarding a tile immediately after the Charleston. They were not East. When the true East discarded, the Feeb’s East was declared dead due to having only 12 tiles. If they had caught it before East discarded, they would have been fine. So far, our entire group has worn the FEEBS tiara at one time or another. (Some of us more than others!)”