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Mah Jongg Olympia

Detailed Mah Jongg Rules

Mah Jongg Rules-PDF

Mah Jongg MeetUp

Fall Tournament October 3rd, Lacey, WA

Olympia Mah Jongg MeetUp

How Mah Jongg Expanded My Shrinking World

The Joy of Mah Jongg

Learning a new game also helped me make new friends

NMJL Mah Jongg for Beginners

Carolyn teaches a series of 9 sessions as an introduction to NMJL Mah Jongg. The Fall series is a Beginner series, and the Spring series is a Strategy series. Contact Carolyn if you are interest. No cost, but membership at the Senior Center. Classes last 9 weeks and will be held on Thursdays from 10:30 to noon. Classes held at the Olympia Center. Carolyn’s contact email is: 

A book many have found useful for learning National Mah Jongg (available from  is:

Beginner’s Guide to American Mah Jongg: How to Play the Game & WinPaperback – June 15, 2007 by Elaine Sandberg (Author), Tom Sloper (Author)

Pat is a resource for what’s happening in the Olympia Area for Mah Jongg.

She plays Mah Jongg in a variety of settings and assists with learning.

There are several groups of us that play Mah Jongg regularly in the Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater Area. Check the MeetUp for upcoming events. 

We also usually have occasional Mah Jongg Tournaments  using the National Maj Jongg League Rules, One in the spring and one in the fall. 

Various places to play:

  • Drop In Mah Jongg: Friday, 1 to 4 pm, Lacey Senior Center: National Mah Jongg.

  • There are also groups that meet at the Olympia Community Center on Wednesday and Thursdays afternoons. 

  • Olympia City Newcomers play twice a month, and there is a group that plays Chinese Maj Jongg also.

  • There are other informal groups that play at various times and places. 

When Etiquette Trumps the Mah Jongg Rule Book 

More information and details, contact Pat Sonnenstuhl,


Good Mah Jongg websites

On Line Places to Play American Mah Jongg

Bird Bam Mah Jongg:

Mah Jongg Time:

My Mah 

National Mah Jongg League (where you get your card):

Real Mah Jongg:

Mah Jongg on Facebook

Misc Mah Jongg Websites of interest

Mah Jongg Mentor:   

Where the Winds Blow (interesting Mah Jongg sets):

All Things Mah Jongg:

Sloper on Mah Jongg:

Mah Jongg Lifestyle Blog:

MahJongg: How do you spell it ??