I’ve received this message from a reader of this blog. I’d love to hear how your Mah Jongg group deals with this issue. My group doesn’t pay for wall games but I think many groups do. So, let me know your thoughts.
I have two groups that I play with and love them both for different reasons. I have been playing with my original group for over 5 years, but the other for only a year (they have been playing together for over 5 years, almost 50 years each individually!). One of their table rules is putting up a quarter for a wall game. However, we disagree on how this should work when playing with more than 4 people. They say the person coming in pays the quarter because they are the one who has a chance to win it. I say the person who played the wall game pays it because it is in lieu of the (minimal) quarter they would have paid had someone won. I can see it both ways, but it still bothers me a bit each time. It’s only a quarter and I am a newer player so I go along with it. I am wondering how other groups deal with this issue. I’m sure there are some great stories about this! Thanks for listening/commenting.