Posted September 15th, 2010, 12:35 PM
Playing Maj Jongg is like playing gin rummy (but with "special" tiles of cracks, bams, dots, and cracks - not spades, diamonds, clubs, and hearts). In gin rummy you can attain any "hand" at any time.
In Maj Jongg (somewhere around March), the Maj Jongg Society prints a "card" of "accepted" hands. In order to obtain maj jongg, you must make a hand which is listed on the current card.
Thanks. A game that changes every year - eek. I have trouble remembering the rules for simple card games.