Mah Jongg is not just a game. It has become a part of my life that allows me to entertain my Mah Jongg-playing friends, cook great meals to serve to them and test my mental skills during our game play (which, hopefully, is often).
You might be interested in this limited edition Mah Jongg set made by Cartier…it’s only £37,100 and that even includes the VAT tax! If you are wondering what that might be in U.S. currency, well…it’s about $57,268.12. Quite a deal, right?!!
MAHJONG BOX WITH PANDA DECOR, LIMITED AND NUMBERED EDITION
Wood and marquetry, nephrite jade
This collection honors Cartier’s long-standing tradition of creating fine objects. Skilfully and uniquely crafted in precious leathers and metals, lacquer and marquetry, each of these designs manifests the Cartier art de vivre.
Limited edition of 18 numbered pieces. Mahjong box with panda decor, sycamore wood lacquered from black to green and mother-of-pearl marquetry, 16 nephrite jade cabochons, golden finish details. Inside: black Alcantara®* inside with 4 drawers containing 148 tiles, 92 chips and 6 die in Corian ®.
Dimensions: 256 mm (length) x 256 mm (width) x 137 mm (height).
*Alcantara® is a registered trademark which does not belong to Cartier. Corian ® is a trademark that is not owned by Cartier. The Corian is a coating material made of 1/3 of acrylic resin and 2/3 of natural minerals.
The Mah Jongg class I am currently teaching has finished their Beginners Class; now they are on to Supervised Play. Monday was only our second session and, to paraphrase Henry Higgins, I think they’ve got it!
Lisa is amazing – she declared Mah Jongg early on – only 8 tiles had been discarded with this nice WINDS – DRAGONS hand of NNNN EEEE WWWW SS. She’s had a real understanding of the game since our first lesson!
Minkie put together a beautiful CONSECUTIVE RUN hand of 11 222 3333 444 55 and she even remembered that you can’t use Jokers for a pair – a difficult concept to understand when you are first learning the game – good job, Minkie!
Linda also declared Mah Jongg with the same CONSECUTIVE RUN hand. She kept saying that she had nothing but managed to call out, “Mah Jongg!” Way to go, Linda!
Lisa put together one of my favorite hands,LIKE NUMBERSwithFF 2222 22222222
From the Central Coast of California – not far from the majestic Hearst Castle – a wonderful message comes from our good friend, Donna, including photos, all about her Mah Jongg group (including the indomitable Boots Hersh!).
“You have asked for photos of groups playing MJ. I have a group of lovely ladies at my house on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month. We started out as a group of us who all belong to the same Corvette Club. I have added ladies from my past two classes and now we are three tables. Here is a group photo of us and I’m the one in the red shirt. Boots is on the far left as she is our “expert” having played “forever”. Everyone else has been playing less than 18 months but we have a great time. The other day there were 13 of us.We are on all on the Central Coast of CA and come from Lompoc, Santa Maria, and Grover Beach.