Laurel Manor on Tuesdays at 11; Chula Vista on Friday at noon....both places have open play as well as an individual giving beginner lessons. The challenge there is that a first time beginner knows far less than someone who has been there 3 or 4 weeks in a row so everyone at the lesson table is starting from a different point. But, it seems to work. There may be other sessions...check out the rec news to see where else speaks of lessons.
I signed up for beginner mahjong class through the Lifelong Learning College. 6 weeks, 2 hrs a week, for about $60. The instructor, Harriet Bender, is excellent (a retired school teacher and quite a mahong expert). She really starts with the basics and it is a nice gradual introduction to the game, strategy, etc. By week 3 you are playing a real game. It sure has been a great introduction for me.
It's a fun game...good luck to you.
Maryland (DC Suburbs) - first 51 years
The Villages - next 51 years
Avista, I have to put in a plug for Joan, the instructor at Chula Vista. She's there at noon every Friday. She's been a villager for 19 years and has the patience of an angel. It's completely free and she volunteers her time and wow is she good. Sweetest woman you'll ever meet. Give it a try. I'm hopelessly addicted! :bigthumbsup:
Oh dear, now I am even more anxious to sell this house and get to TV. I played Mahjong a hundred years ago and have forgotten everything but would LOVE too get back into it. Come on St.Joseph, bring me a buyer, puleeze.
Barb 1191, I play solitaire Mahjong on the computer but have never tried an online game. I'll have to check it out. And once again, a big THANK YOU to the administrators for giving us such a wonderful website to learn new things and make terrirfic new friends.
Johannesburg, London, Wiesbaden, Fairfield CA, Tokyo, Rock Hill SC, Myrtle Beach, Denver, Baltimore, Bangkok, Hongkong, Rutland VT, New York NY, Seneca SC, and next (and last stop as soon as we sell our house) The Villages.
I am addicted to playing Mahjong on the computer. Everyday I usually read new topics on TOTV and then play Mahjong. If I get my nerve up I think I will go to one of the Rec Centers to see/learn how the game is played in a group.
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
One of my goals for my retirement life was to learn how to play bridge..........and this has become a very humbling experience. After a few years and lessons, I still consider myself a novice or perhaps an advanced novice. One of my bridge friends said that she enjoyed mah jongg more than bridge so thanks to Harriet and Joan, I'm now a mah jongg addict! Both games are great for our brain cells but I enjoy mah jongg because you play your own hand and don't have to worry about communicating with a partner. Also, your
hand is hidden so seldom does anyone know when you screw up! We sometimes play with three people which is almost as much fun as with four.
Since we're snowbirds, I was concerned about finding mah jongg here in Colorado but found that it's becoming quite popular ------ lessons available and games at the local rec centers. Now I've got several of my friends playing. They love it and have purchased their sets. Several bike to mah jongg which satisfies their physical, mental and social needs quickly..........wish I could say that I was one of them!
Hope to play mah jongg with some TOTV'ers when I return.
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