I received a message from Suzie from the 4 Winds MahJongg League. She chimed in on the NMJL’s controversial ruling:

It has always been my understanding that the next person in line gets the tile, EXCEPT……..if the other person is calling the tile for Mahjongg. Then they are entitled to that tile. I teach it that way and we play it that way. I would recommend that you not be so quick to expose your tiles…once exposed and if you are incorrect as in this case, not being entitled to the tile….you are “dead” and out of the game….

Certainly a good idea to not be so quick to expose your tiles – not only to prevent being incorrect but also to play politely and in the friendly manner we all strive to attain. It’s a game!

Let’s remember…this is just a game and no matter what, we must have fun while we play.


As Joy wrote after she saw her beautiful needlepoint posted again on this blog:

I hope all players can ‘stay calm and play Mah Jongg’.

Me, too! Here are some reminders…





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    Hi, hope you are having a nice day.

    I would like to know how can I get the charms in this posting? I’m especially interested in the first one, in the circular charm.

    Thank you for your assistance.

    Lucy Santiago



    1. mahjonggandme Post author

      Hi Lucy – so glad you are reading my blog! The charms in this posting were taken from pins on my Pinterest board, Mah Jongg and Me. You can access this board by going to and then looking for the pins of these charms. There should be a notation on each pin as to where these charms can be found. Let me know if this works for you.
      All the best,


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