- To finish up the comments in response to the question asked on the posting https://mahjonggandme.com/2016/09/27/what-do-you-think-3/ , I received the following comments below from a few of the top Mah Jongg teachers in the country. After looking at these comments and all of the responses from this initial comments posting – https://mahjonggandme.com/2016/10/17/heres-what-you-thought/ – I am afraid that the majority of people truly do believe that this person should not be allowed in this group any longer. What a sad and difficult situation.
- Call her dead every time she has 14 tiles. She’ll figure out they are on to her after you’ve called her dead a few times..
- Easy one. Make a rule, no touching the discarded tiles unless you’re calling it. Also, hands should be behind your rack unless you are drawing a tile. Explain that it makes it hard to keep track of discards when they get rearranged a lot. IF this is happening, she may have the beginnings of dementia, it’s a very abnormal behavior. I say IF because it’s an extremely obvious thing to do, and a player “noticing” it kind of makes me suspicious that maybe it’s not really happening she just suspects it. It’s pretty hard to palm a tile put it on your rack and slip another off.
- I think it is very kind of you ladies to consider that it could be dementia, but I don’t think dementia usually involves intentional deception like this. Dementia could explain her inability to recall discards without touching tiles, but palming tiles??? I agree that calling her dead when she has 14 and establishing a table rule that hands must be behind racks are the best bet. Every time I hear these stories of people cheating at MJ, it really makes me shake my head. I wonder if maybe it is some sort of mental illness like kleptomania where they cheat simply for the thrill of getting away with cheating.
Gail Friedlander’s beautiful Mah Jongg friend, Roz, then and now…
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Last week I ran an article warning that Mah Jongg was bad for your health. The next day I was able to post an article refuting that theory. And now, just a few more reasons why you need to play Mah Jongg more often!
But first, enjoy this video by Rebecca Davis of a group of women who know the benefits of our beloved game and are playing in a Mah Jongg Marathon.
I knew it was nonsense when I read the article about Mah Jongg causing epilepsy, etc. I believe Mah Jongg is nothing but good for you – for socialization, brain power, and memory, at the very least. And then I found the following article supporting my beliefs – so, play to your heart’s content – doctor’s orders!!!
Happy and healthy Mah Jongg players (unknown location but it sure looks as if they are having a great time!).