USPML News: Learn to Play Mahjong Workshop – May 23

A press release from USPML. Looks like a great chance to get your friends involved in your favourite hobby! – Gem

We are holding our first Learn to Play Riichi Mahjong workshop! Sunday May 23 in New York City. Open to all, no experience needed. In-person instruction in a fun and interactive format. If you’re new to Riichi Mahjong, this event is for you!
Come and learn the exciting game of Riichi Mahjong.

More about Riichi Mahjong:
Riichi (pronounced like “reach”) Mahjong is an exciting game for four players. In some ways it is similar to card games like rummy or poker, but it is played with a set of tiles instead of a deck of cards. This game is very popular in Japan, and is rapidly gaining popularity in the United States. Envision a game with its roots in gambling, played by the Yakuza… but with a strong skill component that made it suitable for competitive play too. Riichi Mahjong retains the excitement of a gambling-style game, but also emphasizes strategy. It is a game with a lot of depth and richness, but most of all, it’s really fun!

More about the workshop:
No prior experience is necessary – we will teach you all you need to know and everything is in English. The format of the workshop is very interactive, so you will get to have fun and play while you learn! We’ll seat you at a table with just two other students and your instructor; this small-group format means plenty of individual attention. There will be a dinner break halfway through, and we’ll provide a light meal and beverages.

Event details
USPML Learn-to-Play Mahjong Workshop
Date: Sunday, May 23, 2010
Time: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Simple Studios
134 W. 29th Street (btw 6th and 7th), 2nd floor
New York, NY 10001

Note that there are a limited number of seats at this event; RSVP required, and please do commit to attend the whole workshop if you RSVP yes.
To RSVP, send email to charlyn [@], and also indicate in your email whether you are familiar with any of these: any type of mahjong / rummy / poker

Hope to see you there! Please also visit our website at

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