Monthly Archives: October 2016


We are all having a great time playing Siamese Mah Jongg but, leave it to the wonderful Gladys Grad, the Grand Master of American Style Mah Jongg, to come up with a newer and better version – ROYALE SIAMESE MAH JONGG!screen-shot-2016-10-10-at-4-58-16-pmscreen-shot-2016-10-10-at-4-58-30-pmscreen-shot-2016-10-10-at-4-58-49-pmAnd, of course, Gladys would figure out how to make the game even more inclusive:screen-shot-2016-10-10-at-4-59-16-pmAnd, just in case you need some reminders, here are the rules for the standard and wonderful Siamese Mah Jongg, direct from Gladys:screen-shot-2016-10-10-at-5-04-47-pmscreen-shot-2016-10-10-at-5-05-06-pmscreen-shot-2016-10-10-at-5-05-25-pmscreen-shot-2016-10-10-at-5-05-45-pmscreen-shot-2016-10-10-at-5-06-11-pmscreen-shot-2016-10-10-at-5-07-40-pmscreen-shot-2016-10-10-at-5-07-58-pmscreen-shot-2016-10-10-at-5-08-16-pmThank you, Gladys – your creativity is the best thing to ever happen to Mah Jongg!!!


screen-shot-2016-10-06-at-1-14-34-pmI received the cleverest email from Joy H and I knew I had to share it with you. She even put me in it! And I have a feeling that some of you might have some additions – let me know and I will do a posting with all of your new additions to the wonderful words of Mah Jongg!


A    Ann – Arrange – Announce – Addition

B   Build – Break – Blind – Bams – Bird – Bettor

C   Card – Charleston – Courtesy – Craks – Click – Call – Claim – Concealed – Chips – Colors – Continue – Compulsory – Combinations – Consecutive – Complete – Chinese – Chow

D   Dice – Dots – Dragons – Draw – Down – Dead – Double – Discard – Dogging – Declare – Dog

E   East – Exchange – Error

F   Flowers – Face-up/Face-down – Friends – Fourteen – Fun!

G   Green – Game

H   Hand – Hot – Hare – Horse

I    Ivory – Israel

J   Joker(s) – Jokerless

K   Kong

L   League – Left – Like

M   Mah Jongg – Matching – Mish/Mush – Misname – Monkey

N   North – Nineteen – Name – Next

O   Opening – Optional – Opposite – Oriental – Ox

P   Push – Pass – Play – Pick – Pung – Previous – Pair – Pie – Points – Penalty – Pig

Q   Quints

R   Racks – Round – Rules – Right – Redeem – Replace – Run – Rat – Rooster – Ram

S   South – Soap – Suits – Second – Sort – Same – Safe – Silent – Switch – Singles – Skill – Score – Sextet – Symbol –         Sets – Snake

T   Tiles – Take – Thirteen – Throw – Turn – Tournament – Tiger – Tea

U   Unwanted

V   Values – Variations – Verify

W   Walls – West – Winds – White – Window – Win!

X    eXpose

Y   Year

Z   Zero

Keep calm and play Mah Jongg
2016 Year of the Monkey


screen-shot-2016-10-06-at-12-26-46-pmI received an exciting message from our dear friends, Judy Serrapica and Bonnie Wise – the brains behind Dragons on the Green Mah Jongg . Read on to learn about their great news and maybe, just maybe, you will see me there in the near future! If you are going to be anywhere near the Tampa area on Saturday, December 17th, please sign up for this great tournament…Bonnie and Judy sponsor these tournaments to support charities and this tournament will be supporting the JCC.

As you know, we are always on the search for new venues to hold our Dragons on the Green Mah Jongg tournaments.  Well, we now have one secured for Saturday, December 17th at the soon-to-be-opening (December 11th) Bryan Glazer Family JCC in Tampa located at 522 N Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606.  We are very excited about this venue as we will be holding their very 1st Mah Jongg Tournament and having the JCC be our charity for this event.    

 The room we have booked is big and beautiful and we are looking for vendors to join us.  So, if you know of anyone (and those of you who have asked in the past), please contact either Bonnie or me via email at or

Please check out the new JCC to get information on memberships and their exciting programs.

 Be on the lookout for our registration flyer which will have all the details, including lunch choices.  We hope you will be able to join us then for Friends, Fun, & Philanthropy.   
Judy & Bonnie



For me to wish you a happy and healthy New Year – it’s now 5777!

screen-shot-2016-10-02-at-5-01-03-pmAnd a reminder that this Magen David Mah Jongg set is on sale at