I haven't talked Mahjongg in a while and I know some of you play. If you don't, please bear with me. I won't do this all that often! A girl can't craft all the time!
I played with the Wednesday summer ladies yesterday for the first time. It was a large group--four tables. It wasn't my day as my only "winnings" was the wall money. I was one away a few times, but of course that means nothing.
In one hand, I was doing the 5-9 consecutives in Craks. I had the 6's, 8's, and the pair of 9's. I needed 2-7's, and 1-5. But--I had 2 jokers! So I picked up a discarded 7 Crak and used the 2 jokers to complete the kong. Normally I don't like to use 2 jokers at a time, especially when the other 2-7's were not dead. But now I was set, needing only the 5 Crak for Mahj (one had already been discarded.)
Well, sure enough--N on my left got both of my jokers by drawing the remaining two 7 Craks in succession and declared Mahjongg! Unfortunately for her, it was a bad Mahj, so the game went on. I still had a chance!
However--P across from me beat me to it on her very next draw. Dang!
Congrats to R for ending the afternoon on her Quints hand 12232222222222--self-picked!
Note: Read the parenthentical closely--Quints can be ANY no. in Run that is paired--does not have to be middle no.
It was a good time in spite of it all. The company couldn't have been any better. After all, isn't that a huge part of why we play?
Two great mahjongg blogs you should check out:
Mah Jongg Drs.
Mahjongg Blog -- Thanks to Linda Fisher for her printable Mahjongg rules!!