Come join Sun City's Mah Jongg Club. We have members of all levels. Whether you're a
beginner or have played for years you will enjoy the games. We don't take ourselves too
serious and look forward to the table talk as much as the table game.
Dues: $12.00 annually
Where: Game Rooms 1 & 2 in the Activity Center
When: Wednesday and Saturdays 12:30 p.m AND Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
Please join us at any of these times. There are no set tables as we just fill them up as
Contact the club president as listed in the SunRays to learn more about the club.
If you are wondering how Mah Jongg is played, please read description that follows:
Mah Jongg or (or "Maajh", as it is usually called) is a fascinating rummy-like game played with
tiles rather than cards. The game originated in China, dating back to the time of Confucius. It was
originally played solely by the ruling classes; the Mandarins refused to permit other inhabitants
of the country to enjoy the pleasure of this aristocratic pastime. The introduction of Ma Cheuck,
the game of the Sparrows, to all classes was met with instant popularity. To this day, Mah Jongg
remains the most popular game in the Orient. Interestingly, the rules in North China differ from
those in South China.
There are several versions of Maajh, but each fall under two broad categories: American Mah
Jongg and Chinese Mah Jongg. American Maajh differs from International Maajh in several ways:
- It uses a card of Standard Hands, against which all games are played; these cards are changed
- It uses more tiles, notably the Joker