I’m always flattered when the ladies in my apartment building invite me to join in their Mah Jongg game. They have each been playing for about a million years and their game play is fast and exciting. I like playing with them because it really sharpens my game play to have to play so fast. Their table rule is that you cannot lose more than $5 in one day so I come armed with lots and lots of quarters! One of the ladies today has been playing Mah Jongg since 1938! She is in her 90s and still sharp at the game – wow! what an inspiration she is!!
I had a very lucky day and declared Mah Jongg a number of times and went home with more money than I came with to the game. Here are just a few of the many nice hands that were played today (these ladies not only play really fast, they like to play for many hours!):
This hand came together nicely for me. I am finding the 2468 hands on the NMJL 2014 card much easier to play than they were on the 2013 card.
I was so lucky on this hand – two One Dots were already discarded and I figured I didn’t have a prayer. But luck was on my side and I was able to exchange a tile for a Joker from another player’s exposure and then I picked a Joker…Mah Jongg!
In the past I have played this hand incorrectly, not paying attention to the fact that it is made up of three different suits. I have learned my lesson and now play it correctly – for Mah Jongg!
Two South Wind tiles were already discarded and I was just waiting for someone to throw out another one when Adele declared Mah Jongg. I like this hand a lot and want to continue playing it whenever I can.
Adele declared Mah Jongg with this nice Like Numbers hand.
I played a number of 2468 hands today and once again was able to declare Mah Jongg on this closed hand when Linda threw out a 4 Bam. Closed hands are nail-biters but are such great stealth hands since no one knows what you are playing.
I do love a Mah Jongg Sunday – what a great way to end the weekend!