Mah-Jongg has achieved a resurgence in popularity, and you'll have an opportunity to learn all about it on Saturday, July 16, at the Traverwood branch. Stuart Baggaley will be on hand to teach you his own modified and simplified version of Mah-Jongg, based on the Chinese method. He says it resembles Gin Rummy in the part of the game which involves collecting sets and runs, using tiles instead of playing cards.
Mah-Jongg is a game of skill, strategy and calculation and yet involves a certain degree of chance. If you're a newcomer to this game, you might try, Beginner's Guide to American mah-jongg.

Grades 6 - Adult @ Traverwood, 2:00 - 4:00 pm, Saturday, July 16


Wow! I like games, but I've never played this one. A lot of my friends have asked me if I know how to play. Maybe if I have time I'll come :)



This looks like a really fun game!!

Having only ever played mah-jongg on the computer, it sounds entirely different to what I've experienced, and if I can't make the event I'll certainly look into the game. I love board games of all kinds, and it's nice to discover a hidden classic like this.


That's neat. I've only ever played it on a computer.

Mah-Johngg is awesome. I wish I could make it.

I know.

Oh I like this game, I'll be there.

I love mah-jongg

Should we bring a set if we have it? This is a very fun game.


Great game.

looks awesome!

I wish they would teach the real traditional version.

Is the version being taught one that includes Jokers? (I play Hong Kong Mah Jongg, based on the simplified scoring from the computer game of the same name.) I've never played with jokers, though one of my sets has some.

I only tried the computer version and love the game. I will certainly try to make it to this event!


My family plays it all the time!

Sounds very interesting - always been a fan of Mah-Jongg. Hopefully it's a fun event for all involved!

Sounds like fun!

I've always wanted to learn mah-jongg! Should be fun.

I have known how to play for 8 year give or take. And I LOVE IT! Haha. I can't wait to come!

Wonder how they determine what is a resurgence?

i played mah-jongg only once before but what a fun game it was!

I think I played it a few times it was really fun!


Oh, I like Mah-Jongg! But I never seem to be good at it.

I used to play this many years ago. I remember spending many nights hurting my eyes staring at the computer screen trying to figure out a matching set. Can't wait to see this simplified version.

Very Nice

I like the computer game and would have liked to see this played live - I wish I could come, bu have other plans!

Looks fun!

This was fun. Thanks Traverwood Branch.

I really want to come, even though I don't know how to play it

We missed this class. I hope it is offered again.

Several of the attendees said they would like to have a place to play more Mah-jongg. I think setting up a time at one of the branches for some regular games would be a great deal of fun. If we had a way to co-ordinate so we could be sure that enough players would be attending that would be great. Maybe something like: a posting space on the AADL site for games at Pittsfield branch one Saturday a month. I am sure we can get more than one set to be available for any time that we have enough players. (I live very close to Pittsfield and would bring my set. I could also bring some Go sets and teach Go if we have some people not able to get into a foursome.

My grandfather is an expert at this game

dude i wanna play

I love this game I play it all the time.

Wow! Looks fun!

library should organize a mah-jongg tournament

went there but didn't get the event code. what is the event code?

I've always wanted to learn to play Mah Jongg. Too bad I didn't make it.

I always place this game when I see it on a website, SO disappointed that I missed the chance to see how it is played in real life! I hope they do this again so I try the game!

is mah-jongg the kind where you match the tiles or something else?