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THE END OF THE GAME

By Elaine Sandberg

July 11, 2011 | 1:15 am

                                                                          THE END OF THE GAME

I’ve been playing with a group of friends over the... read on

  • 14 TILES FOR EAST

    By Elaine Sandberg

    June 27, 2011 | 12:13 am

                                                                  14 TILES FOR EAST

    There are a couple of peculiar things about mah jongg.  One is why East gets fourteen tiles and another is why they are chosen by picking the first and third tile off the... read on

  • THE ATOMIC HAND

    By Elaine Sandberg

    June 19, 2011 | 2:19 pm

                                                                            THE ATOMIC HAND

    There hasn’t been a substantial change to mah jongg sets since 1964, when the League ruled that sets should contain 8 Jokers.  Before that, 2 and then 4... read on

  • THE REPEATS

    By Elaine Sandberg

    June 12, 2011 | 11:06 pm

                                                                        THE “REPEATS”


    Interestingly, American Mah Jongg is the only variant, (Mah Jongg is played all over the World) that uses a card.  Published by the National Mah Jongg League,... read on

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  • THE SLOW PLAYER

    By Elaine Sandberg

    June 6, 2011 | 1:58 am

                                                                      THE SLOW PLAYER

    There are many things in Life about which one should be cautious. Being prudent and careful, in many cases, reflects an intelligent and reasonable solution to problems... read on

  • GONE FISHING

    By Elaine Sandberg

    May 28, 2011 | 4:32 pm

     

     

     

                                                                        GONE FISHING

                              Not really—-just gone for the Holiday Week-end with friends and family.  Will be back with a new posting next week.... read on

  • DEAD OR ALIVE?

    By Elaine Sandberg

    May 22, 2011 | 7:43 pm

                                                                        DEAD OR ALIVE?

    About a month ago I wrote a post about a player who declared herself Dead, because she had made Exposures for a hand she thought was no longer on the card—one... read on

  • JOKER EXCHANGE

    By Elaine Sandberg

    May 15, 2011 | 8:48 pm

                                                                JOKER EXCHANGE
    An interesting question came up in a game the other day about whether it was a good idea to always exchange a Joker for a missing tile.

    Mostly, capturing another’s Joker is a... read on

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A kid from Brooklyn, a graduate of Syracuse University and an immigrant to California via Palo Alto, San Juan Capistrano, finally, Los Angeles, I have been here for the past 15...

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