A combination of chance and strategy make for the great enjoyment of this ancient Chinese game which is played using small decorated tiles and dice. Methods of play differ slightly throughout the world, but we follow the rules set out in 'The Game of Mah Jong', by Patricia A. Thompson and Betty Maloney (publ. Kangaroo Press). You will need your own copy of this book (which you can buy from me for £11 as the group has a few copies to sell). You play as an individual, ideally in groups of 4, but 3 players also make for a good game in which you will experience occasional frustration (!) and frequent laughter. A friendly, informal and not over-competitive atmosphere prevails.