National Mah-Jongg - Thursday 1 p.m. all year
Co-Convenors: Loraine Drewell & Martha Klump
Mah-Jongg (or "Maajh") is a fascinating rummy-like game that is played with tiles. It is a game of skill, strategy and calculation, that also includes an element of chance. Originating in China supposedly around the time of Confucius, it has evolved so that there are at least eighty versions of Mah-Jongg played by various cultures. Mah Jongg falls into two broad categories: National (American/Jewish) Mah-Jongg and Classical (Chinese) Mah-Jongg.
CFUW/Kanata members play National Mah-Jongg, which uses a card of Standard Hands against which ideally four players per square table play the game with 152 tiles. Several members now own Mah-Jongg sets that they bring to all the games.
Members are very enthusiastic so Mah Jongg games are scheduled each week year round, with the rare cancellation. Every second and fourth Thursday of the month, the games are currently held in the Bistro Room at Stonehaven Manor. Members take turns hosting the games either there or in their homes, from 1:00 p.m. to ~ 4:30 p.m. with a break somewhere between 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. for tea and a snack. We carpool whenever we can.