Top 10 Questions about Marvelous Mah Jongg Card – ANSWERED

by Kimberly Powell, creator Top Ten Marvelous Questions on the Marvelous Man Jongg Year of the Rooster Card 1. Can the “A” any tile be a Joker? Yes, “A any tile” means ANY tile. In MMJ we use the A as a singleton and also as the letter A when spelling a Marvelous word. The [...]

By | 2017-10-16T13:22:39+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Spotlight|Comments Off on Top 10 Questions about Marvelous Mah Jongg Card – ANSWERED

Hello Harvey

By Lynn Chorn You’ve all seen the horrific pictures and heard the gut-wrenching stories of Hurricane Harvey. It was every bit as devastating as you saw. My home is two blocks from one of the main waterways in Houston, Braes Bayou. Thousands of homes drain to this bayou. Living so close means that water fills [...]

By | 2017-09-04T11:27:26+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Spotlight|0 Comments

Why don’t I win more often?

by Pam Max “The reason I’m taking your class is because I wonder why I don’t win at Mah Jongg more often!” Hi, I’m Pamela Max, and my passion has been playing Mah Jongg for 37 years. I have also enjoyed creating & running Mah Jongg fundraising tournaments for many years. My greatest joy has [...]

By | 2017-08-10T19:44:08+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Spotlight|Comments Off on Why don’t I win more often?

Tom Sloper Goes Over the 2017 Card

By Tom Sloper Copyrighted material. Reprinted with permission from the author. American Mah Jongg (2017 NMJL card). The 2017 card is with us! Let's go over it together, shall we? Just the hands that warrant discussion today. From top left... 2017 #2: The parenthetical says "2 or 3 Suits." Players often question how a three-color [...]

By | 2017-06-27T12:13:17+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Spotlight|Comments Off on Tom Sloper Goes Over the 2017 Card

Memories of Mah Jongg and Mothers

by Ann Israel My mother didn’t play Mah Jongg – she was a Canasta aficionada and loved the game. She played every Monday with her group of friends – for years and years - and sometimes on Fridays too. Now, many years after she is gone, I am carrying on a similar tradition but with [...]

By | 2017-04-23T20:21:33+00:00 April 23rd, 2017|Spotlight|0 Comments

Royale Siamese Mah Jongg (4-handed)

Royale Siamese Mah Jongg (4-handed) Reprinted with permission By Gladys Grad Click here to purchase Siamese racks. FOUR PLAYERS/2 SETS/TWO RACKS EACH. Two players face each other; and place 2 racks in front of each player. ("NOTE from Nat  "You might want to use slightly different colored tile sets, e.g., a white and a cream [...]

By | 2017-02-16T23:46:08+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Spotlight|Comments Off on Royale Siamese Mah Jongg (4-handed)


by Ann Israel I have been playing Mah Jongg for a number of years now and, with each game I play, I learn something new. And perhaps that is why I started thinking about some of the reasons why I love Mah Jongg so very much. For me, the most wonderful part of this game [...]

By | 2017-01-21T15:34:45+00:00 December 13th, 2016|Spotlight|Comments Off on TOP TEN REASONS TO LOVE MAH JONGG!

Thanksgiving at Where The Winds Blow

Thanksgiving at Where The Winds Blow by Lynn Chorn This Thanksgiving is special at Where The Winds Blow. This is the first Thanksgiving without Harold Gluckman, whom we lost suddenly in July. Harold has been an integral part of daily life at Where The Winds Blow for the past two and a half years. He [...]

By | 2017-01-21T15:34:46+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|Spotlight|11 Comments

How To Run a Successful Tournament

By Gladys Grad of Mah Jongg Madness, who runs the largest tournaments in the US. Every year, thousands of people play in her tournaments. Tournaments are the natural evolutionary step in this game we love. They are smart, friendly, and fun. Who wouldn’t want to get a group of friends together for a day of [...]

By | 2017-01-21T15:34:47+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Spotlight|Comments Off on How To Run a Successful Tournament