March 03, 2021
By Eric Englund
Beginning Tuesday, March 9 at 10:30 a.m., the Ocean County Library will present a 4-section virtual program, “Mah Jongg for Rookies.”
The presentation is geared for people new to the fun, competitive match. Instructor Christine Blackford will reveal the tiles, their operate to the Charleston and Nationwide Mah Jongg League policies, the terminology and the annually card.
The sport is performed with a established of 144 tiles based on Chinese characters and symbols, whilst some regional variations may well omit some tiles or add one of a kind types. In most versions, each individual player starts by obtaining 13 tiles. In transform, gamers attract and discard tiles until they full a legal hand utilizing the 14th drawn tile to sort four melds (or sets) and a pair (eye). A participant can also get with a modest course of particular palms.
There are relatively conventional procedures about how a piece is drawn, how a piece is robbed from a different player, the use of satisfies (numbered tiles) and honors (winds and dragons), the types of melds permitted, how to offer the tiles and the purchase of engage in.
Registration is necessary and constrained, and covers all 4 periods. Registrants will get by e-mail a Zoom connection for the occasion and a duplicate of the existing yearly mah jongg card.
To sign-up, and for much more aspects, check out theoceancountylibrary.org. —E.E.