Portsdown U3A

Mahjong Group 1
  • Last Updated: 11 Feb 2019

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Mah Jongg is an ancient Chinese game, played with ’tiles’ instead of cards. We do ‘pay’ each other according to the scores we achieve, but we use ‘tallies’ (plastic sticks) NOT money !

It’s a game you can play at several levels. At its most basic, you could learn to play it in one or two sessions, especially if you take home and study the (National) U3A’s guide to the rules.

Before long, you’ll be ready to try the more complicated levels and even beat those of us who have been playing for years.

When you’re actually playing, you can sometimes have a score higher than the person who calls Mah Jongg (who goes ‘out’ first). It’s that sort of game !

Mahjong 1 is now meeting 2nd and 4th Tuesday afternoons instead of evenings for the winter months (2-4pm). Unfortunately, as we meet in some members’ homes, we are ‘full-up’ and so have no room for any more members of this group.

If you are interested in playing then the second Mah Jongg group may have places and meets at 1.30pm on the 2nd and 4th Mondays.

Group Leader: Christine London
Email: contact@portsdownu3a.org.uk