Mah Jongg and Today’s Youth

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As I observe the Mah Jongg clubs around the country, it is interesting to see that the youth of today on college campuses are playing Riichi (non-American) Mah Jongg.  Just like most of us, they have standing weekly games and have become fast and furious friends with their new playmates after meeting over this great game!

It is such a shame to think that the next generation of  American Mah Jongg players won’t be here until they reach their 40s or later.

I don’t want to sound melodramatic or anything, but I find this very sad!  Why don’t the “kids” like this game we love so?  How do we cultivate this next generation?

I am interested in your comments/suggestions.

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  1. sharon  November 30, 2017

    How do I know if I am still logged in to Mah Jongg Mentor. I have not been receiving emails for some time now

  2. Justjane  February 12, 2018

    I am teaching my 6 year old to play now and would love to get kids groups together, similar to the chess clubs for kids.

  3. tpardon  May 21, 2019

    I can’t get my wife or my 21 year old son to play. I also keep pushing for more men. But getting the youth to learn to love this game is so important. I hear you.

  4. twocents  July 10, 2019

    I wish I knew how to get kids to be more interested than in their damn devices. But then of course I’m here on a device

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