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Mahjong group


This group meets on alternate Wednesdays from 1.30pm - 4.30pm. Please  Contact Jennifer Hocking on 01946 695682 for details





Mahjong  is a game that originated in China, commonly played by four players. Mahjong is a game of skill, strategy and calculation and involves a certain degree of chance.


 In Asia, mahjong is also popularly played as a gambling game (though it may just as easily be played recreationally).


The game is played with a set of 152 tiles based on Chinese characters and symbols. In most variations, each player begins by receiving thirteen tiles. In turn players draw and discard tiles until they complete a legal hand using the fourteenth drawn tile to form four groups (melds) and a pair (head).

there are fairly standard rules about how a piece is drawn, stolen from another player (melded), the use of basic (numbered tiles) and honours (winds and dragons), the kinds of melds, and the order of dealing and play.