However, It is never too late for a little mah jongg chatter and I have been promising that for two weeks now...
We've been playing with the 2011 card for about a month now and everyone seems to be enjoying it so far.
I'm seeing what I call the "fall back hand" being played quite often,
and I've done it myself more than once or twice.
You know the one--FFFF11112222DD
I call it the "fall back hand" because it seems as if this is a good alternate if you are long in one suit but can't fill it in, start drawing flowers, and have been able to save the matching dragons just in case they are needed,
or draw them too.
Another favorite from last year's card is the Like Numbers hand--
this time printed correctly.
We've already had one mah jongg on a Pairs hand--third one down. Funny thing is I was working on one myself in the very same game and not far away from getting it. Not an easy feat when you can't use any jokers. Sometimes we go all year without seeing a win in this section.
The 2468 section seems to be more playable this year
and we're all happy about that.
If you're looking for a mah jongg set, I turned two ladies on to Amazon.com.
They both ordered a set complete with pushers and reported they were very happy with their purchases.
Invest in the pushers--they're worth it!