Carol Hodgkiss has arranged to hold a Mahjong evening at the Horse and Groom, in Market Street on 18th January 2018. The event will start at 7:00pm.
Mahjong is a table game played with domino-sized tiles instead of cards. A group of four players play in each hand. The objective is to create 3 or 4 of a kind, or sequences. The first to achieve this is the winner of that hand. The winner is awarded points, which are given in the form of stick-like counters from the other three players in the group. Each hand is played in a similar way to the hands in rummy and takes as long to achieve.
The village has a small friendly Mahjong group run by Carol Hodgkiss. She holds a regular Friday morning session between 10.00am until 1.00pm. They play mahjong, chat a little and have a hot drink and cake or biscuits. All levels are welcome and she is happy to teach beginners. In fact most of the group comprises of those she has taught. Many were not previously familiar with the game at all.
Please pop along to the Horse and Groom on the 18th and see the game played, and join in if you are feeling brave. The basic game-play does not take long to pick up, but the fun comes from trying to collect tiles to make up special combinations with exotic names like; Wriggly Snake, Dragon’s Tail, and Moon at the Bottom of the Well.