I've been looking for people to play/learn Mah Jongg in Western
Massachusetts. A friend, Hong Kong native, taught me a few years ago,
right before promptly leaving town. Since then, my only opportunities
to play the game have been against computer and online at Yahoo
games. There I have played both the HK rules (with fans) and what
some people call the "Classic Chinese" rules.
I'm still pretty much a beginner (my friend declared me the "king of
the Chicken Hand"), and would like to learn the game well enough to
teach others in my social group. Most the people I know only know
from the American ("Jewish") rules, which don't interest me as much
So if anybody out there in proximity to Western Mass would like to
get a game together and can put up with a beginner, let me know. I
have my own MJ set. I probably could rustle up a second person, too.