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GET THE GROOVE!

I don’t know about you and your Mah Jongg groups but I know that when the OMs are playing…and chatting…and laughing…(and sometimes drinking a glass or two of wine!)…we often can’t remember where we are with the Charleston. Sound familiar at all? Well, confusion be gone! Marcee Kleinman, a programmer and a serious Mah Jongg player in Los Angeles, has developed an app for all of us in need of a gentle reminder with the Charleston.

The Mah Jongg Groove

Known as The Mah Jongg Groove by MK Mobile, this clever app is meant to be used “when playing American Mah Jongg with REAL tiles with THREE other players in a face to face game. It is a handy little utility that helps you remember which pass he or she is on during the PASSING or CHARLESTON phase of the American Mah Jongg game. After dealing all the tiles, the user starts this application. Then, after each of the passes, the user advances to the next screen and the application displays which pass is next. It also displays helpful reminders about the characteristics of each pass such as when the user can stop the Charleston and when the user can make a “Blind” pass.”

The app can be found on iTunes and while you are at it, go to the Mah Jongg Groove Facebook page and hit “Like” to show how much we appreciate a fellow Mahj player developing great apps for us!

THE RIGHT END OF THE WALL

 

IMG_1543Although our wall is a bit crooked, please take a look at the bottom of the photo where the last two tiles form a “T” – when the OMs play, we turn the last two tiles so that we know that is the end of the wall and we should be picking our tiles from the other end.  Whether or not this is sanctioned, this is one of our table rules. But Gladys Grad has answered a question in her monthly Mah Jongg Madness newsletter concerning players who pick from the wrong end of the wall. Read on… Continue reading