Mahjong Tales

If you’re reading this, we are fairly certain you are either a devoted player of the game or are Mahjong-curious. We invite guest writers to drop some knowledge on game strategy, mahjong history, tips and tricks with some funny anecdotes along the way.  Join us and dive in.  

Wisdom from our favorite Mahjong Man

Wisdom from our favorite Mahjong Man

Barney's evaluation of the 2022 NMJL card. “Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night.” Perhaps Margo Channing (played by Bette Davis) was on the card committee this year. Unquestionably the most interesting, and potentially challenging, card I have seen since I started to play 7 years ago.
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Read your opponent's mind (hand) and advanced joker strategy

The best players are laser-focused on their opponents' discards and exposures
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The game is in full swing...your brain should be firing on all cylinders

It's time to focus and think offensively and defensively
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Exercising self control at the beginning of the game...yes you can!

The dos and donts as you start to draw and discard
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Love it or hate it, you've gotta Charleston...and joker bait, it's a thing!

Tips for strengthening your hand and defensive passing in the Charleston
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Does it really matter how you organize your tiles on the rack or where you place your discard on the table?

Tips for organizing your tiles and honing in on the best section for your hand
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