Oh, the pain when we discard a tile that results in another player calling out Mah Jongg! Meredith has been one of my top Mah Jongg students and now is away for the summer – we miss her! She sent me the following email:
“My MJ group on the island. Dana’s closed hand and I gave it to her! I knew in that game yesterday that the winds had not been thrown and I knew Dana loves the winds. I had 3 winds and had to throw one and chose the wrong one. It is true if I give the person MJ I have to pay double, right? That cost me a whole dollar!”
With a closed hand it is difficult to figure out what hand is being played and what tiles are safe to discard. But there are clues – here’s another quiz for you newbies (and experienced players can chime in, too!):
What clues as to what not to discard – or what tiles might be safe – exist in a game when a player has no exposures? Can’t wait to hear what you have to say!