mah jong

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mah jong

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a game of Chinese origin, usually played by four people, in which tiles bearing various designs are drawn and discarded until one player has an entire hand of winning combinations
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The history of the game is thoroughly outlined by mah-jongg players, from an etymological explanation of its name and its status as the "national game of China," to its rise in popularity among upper class Americans, to its mass production and distribution through companies like Milton Bradley.
Gorelick said his family has five Hanukkiahs: the mah-jongg menorah; an antique menorah, with lions, passed down from his mother's family in Lithuania; a Jerusalem Wall menorah, a souvenir from Israel; and a wooden two-by-four menorah made by his children in Hebrew school.
focuses on three courtesans in the brothels, or ``flower houses,'' of 19th-century Shanghai, where men went to drink, smoke opium, dine and play mah-jongg.
Lucky 11 grew out of Talbot's own interest in vintage culture, when she began making bracelets with dice and classic mah-jongg tiles for friends.
Valley girls have a rep for wearing the latest trends, so it's no surprise that they'd be sporting those new mah-jongg bracelets.
The title not only includes handsome variations on the tile-matching game, but a decent mah-jongg game (whose gorgeous tile designs are used in the original Shanghai).
The Burbank resident inherited the 50-year-old mah-jongg set from her father-in-law and has been playing since the late 1940s.
There are always people playing mah-jongg, our staff offices are filled.
And the storybook includes several games, including a matching game using mah-jongg tiles similar to the longtime shareware program Shanghai.
Wearing a windbreaker and open-neck shirt, he tried to look casual as he schmoozed shoppers at a mall and shared tips on playing the game of mah-jongg at a hospital.
FAVORITE ACTIVITIES: Shirley loves to play mah-jongg and pan.
Helen Schwartzberg played her first game of mah-jongg nearly 50 years ago.