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).
Last week I posted a call out for opinions on the question submitted by Georgelle in Naples, Florida. Thanks to everyone who responded – and there were a lot of you! Read on to learn what everyone had to say… Continue reading →
I’ve received a couple of messages from Georgelle in Naples, Florida, and she would like your opinions – please send them to me. Here’s the situation:
I discarded a North, called it a Soap, which is what I meant it to be when I discarded. That was because I simply wasn’t paying attention and picked up the wrong tile. I had a North and a Soap sitting on my rack together. I actually picked up a North and threw it calling it a Soap. One of my opponents saw the North, said that’s not a Soap. The gals said I had to discard the North — even though I called it a Soap. Thus the lady Mah Jongg’d with the North tile — which I didn’t intend to throw, but did it stupidly.
I paid for myself and the other two players. Was that necessary?
Thanks from our whole group — most of whom have been playing for twenty or thirty years. Me — only about four years, but never did such a stupid thing. Just was talking and not paying attention.
The tiles in a Mah Jongg Game set can also be used as an oracle to interpret the future, should you wish to do so. This is because each unique tile in the set has a symbolism or meaning.
An oracle naturally requires an interpreter if the meaning of its secrets are to be divined. The person who performs this role is known as the “diviner” and the person who wishes to have a reading, is known as the “querent”.