I have recently discovered the pleasure of mahjong! Not that I have never known of its existence before, since there are quite a few avid mahjong players in my extended family. But I had never quite appreciated the game before, probably because I could never understand the rather complex scoring system & different "patterns" by which one can win. And seeing the speed & skill with which my relatives played can be rather intimidating.
But last week, I joined a group of ladies in the neighborhood, from different corners of the world (USA, Scotland, Mexico, Hong Kong, Phillipines, Singapore), in learning how to play using simplified rules & step by step instructions with a chart on how to score the winning tiles - no money involved, just fun & good company. And I was hooked. The 3 hours passed by in a flash, and left me wanting to play more!