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American Style Mah Jongg

Welcome! Let’s get started.

There are two classes during the week. Currently, both are offered on Monday.

The Renaissance Center, for people over 55 only, classes are Monday at 1:00 to 3:00 pm. This is a series of four, two-hour classes. One month of classes will give you a complete overview of the game and techniques to win.

For evening classes available to everyone, classes are Monday at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the WeWork located at 111 W. Illinois.

If you aren’t close to downtown, not to worry. Email me and let’s set up private lessons.

In order to play, you’ll need a National Mah Jongg League 2018 card. The NMJL has stopped selling 2018 cards and the 2019 cards will not be available until April. Until then, we will still play with 2018 cards. Here is the link to their web site: https://www.nationalmahjonggleague.org/ . I’ll have cards for purchase at the lessons. If you are interested in buying one from me directly, please contact me ahead of time of a lesson.

You might wonder about my skills and how long I’ve been playing. I first started playing Mah Jongg about 20 years ago, and I’ve been playing actively for five years now - both American Style and Hong Kong style. I was taught American Style by a lovely group of women who sparked my interest. I wanted to play more. This is when I started a beginners' group through Meetup.com. It was a great benefit for the people who lived in the Loop. However, many of the people who started didn’t know how to play. I wanted to spread the fun and experience of playing Mah Jongg to others. Turned out, I wasn’t playing anymore but teaching all the time. Everyone said, “You should teach.” So I did!

Renaissance Center Lessons - $5 a person for each two hour lesson

WeWork Evening Lessons - $15 dollars a person for each two hour lesson

For more information or if you are interested in purchasing a card, please email me though Meetup.

Let’s start racking!

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Upcoming events (5)

March Beginners Evening session 4 of 4

WeWork 111 W Illinois St

$15.00

You did it! Its the last day of lessons. At the end of class you will be able to play on your own, know how to play offensively and defensively. Now, you will be able to play on your own at our Meetup on Fridays. Please arrive a few minutes early. The doors at WeWork close promptly at 6pm. Please remember to bring a photo ID and scan it at the guest registration tablets at the front desk when you arrive at WeWork for your Meetup event. If your photo ID does not successfully scan, check in at the tablet as a guest of "Meetup Event".

April Evening Series of Classes 1 of 4 lessons

WeWork 111 W Illinois St

$15.00

Get excited! Its your first day of American Style Mahjongg. We will be covering the game history, suits, rules and game play. Please arrive a few minutes early. The doors at WeWork close at 6pm. Please remember to bring a photo ID and scan it at the guest registration tablets at the front desk when you arrive at WeWork for your Meetup event. If your photo ID does not successfully scan, check in at the tablet as a guest of "Meetup Event".

February Evening Series of Classes 2 of 4 lessons

WeWork 111 W Illinois St

$15.00

This is our second class. We will be expanding on what we learned last Monday. More details regarding rules and how to read the card as well as expanding on the details of the Charleston. Please arrive a few minutes early. The doors at WeWork close at 6pm. Please remember to bring a photo ID and scan it at the guest registration tablets at the front desk when you arrive at WeWork for your Meetup event. If your photo ID does not successfully scan, check in at the tablet as a guest of "Meetup Event".

April Evening Series of Classes 3 of 4 lessons

WeWork 111 W Illinois St

$15.00

This is our third class. We will be adding more details regarding rules and how to read the card as well as expanding on the details of the Charleston.

Past events (34)

March Beginners Evening session 3 of 4

WeWork 111 W Illinois St

$15.00