Back home from an exhausting but fun weekend.
We met some friends that we know from the Manhattan tournament we play in and got to play 12 rounds of Mah Jongg plus an additional 4 rounds in the Sat. night mini tournament.
(each round is 4 games...you do the math)
There were 31 tables of Mah Jongg (that's 124 players)
And these folks have some fancy sets. Some are special colors like the one that looked like key lime pie:Or how about the fancy set that had the names of the owners grandchildren engraved on the jokers. Rules here. There are 8 jokers in a set. You can't have more than 8 grandkids, and they should come in multiples of 4 or 8. if you have 6...who gets their name on the 2 extra jokers. This can be very complicated. Frankly, I like the ones that say: JOKER.
If you are not sure exactly what the game of Mah Jongg is like....or where it came from take a few minutes and watch this: