Mah Jongg is a relatively new offering to the Harbor Point Clubhouse. The club was first started in 2016, and will be offered again this season. For those who are unfamiliar with the game, here is a description from the National Mah Jongg League website:
Mah Jongg (or Maahj, as it is often called) is a fascinating, rummy-like game played with tiles rather than cards. The game originated in China but its exact origins are shrouded in story and myth. Some claim it was the game of Chinese royalty, played in secret to keep the knowledge to themselves. Others claim it was invented by a Chinese General to amuse his troops during long months of battle. More recent investigations point to early versions of this popular tile game appearing as recently as 150 years ago in China as a variant of card games. Whichever story you choose, there is general agreement that the game we play and love originated in China, and popularized in the United States by Joseph Babcock at the beginning of the 20th century.
Monday Morning Mah Jongg:
If you would like to get involved in this game, please contact Rebecca either via email at email@example.com, or by phone at (231) 526-2951. Eunice Crockett will oversee the group on Monday mornings from 10am-12pm. For those that already know something about the game, Eunice will provide guided play. For those who are wishing to learn the game, Eunice will also be available to teach.
2017 Official Standard Hands and Rules will be available for purchase at $10 in the clubhouse. Mah Jongg will begin on July 3rd, 2017 from 10am-12pm.