Learning how to play Mah Jong, a new family favourite!

We are learning some new skills and creating a new family tradition – Mahjong!

Since I was a teen, I remember my mum playing Mah Jong when we lived overseas, it was a great way for the ladies to fill the time whilst their hubbies were at work, but for some reason, mum never taught me and I never asked.

When we went up the coast to visit them, it was a cold afternoon, so nicely rugged up with warm cups of tea, we all decided it was time all the girls in the family learnt how to play, and the 4 of us sat down for what we thought would be an hour or so.

Three hours later we had to stop or dinner was not going to happen, we were all having so much fun, we did not want to stop!

Mah Jong is an awesome game, and I cannot believe how much my teenage girls were getting caught up in the thrill of the chase.

The next morning was a dash to the book shop to pick up “The Mahjong Player’s Companion” book, which is the ‘bible’ one must study to become an expert at all the possible hands you can create to WIN. As we are a very competitive bunch, this was a must.

Next, we needed a Mah Jong set, and with Miss WW, having a birthday last week, perfect gift suggestion for Uncle and Aunt.

All we need now is some racks (special wooded shaped lengths that you sit your tiles on whilst playing) and it is game on!

Have you ever played Mah Jong and do you find it as addictive as we are?

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