For Mah Jongg Players: The 2017 ‘Card’ Is Here: Learn About It at the DCA

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Hot off the presses, the much anticipated annual Mah Jongg card from the National Mah Jongg League is here! How do you decipher it? Which hands and categories are updated, and which stayed the same? Are there “tricky” hands, more concealed hands, or lovely new dragon combinations?

— an announcement from the Darien Community Association

Darienite.com editor’s note: For non-Mah Jongg players, this, from the National Mah Jongg League website, may help (a bit) in clearing up what an “annual Mah Jongg card” is:

“American Mah Jongg differs from International Maajh in several ways [in part because] it uses a card of Standard Hands, against which all games are played; these cards are changed annually.”

Popular instructor and longtime Darien resident Donna Holt is at the Darien Community Association (DCA) to guide you through the changes and challenges of the 2017 card, then she will supervise play as you try your luck with the new hands.

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Popular instructor and longtime Darien resident Donna Holt is at the Darien Community Association (DCA) to teach classes to learn and play Mah Jongg based on your ability.

 

Gather all your Mah Jongg friends for an exciting morning of craks, bams, and dots! Open to players of all levels who are familiar with American Mah Jongg rules of play and understand how to read a NMJL card. Please bring your own 2017 card (order it now from nationalmahjonggleague.org) as well as your 2016 card for reference.

Pick your session: Thursday, April 13 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. DCA members $20 / public $25 Prepayment is required by noon on Tuesday, April 11 for the Thursday class. Minimum and maximum enrollment applies.

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Tuesday, April 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. DCA members $20 / public $25 Prepayment is required by noon on Friday, April 21st for the Tuesday class. Minimum and maximum enrollment applies.

Registration is available online at dariendca.org, or by contacting the DCA at 203-655-9050 ext. 10 or info@dariendca.org. The DCA is located at 274 Middlesex Road in Darien.

Popular instructor and longtime Darien resident Donna Holt is at the Darien Community Association (DCA) to teach classes to learn and play Mah Jongg based on your ability.