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Friday, January 8, 2021

It's that time again!


The National Mah Jongg League has sent out their annual bulletin, which includes the renewal notice.  Please note the price of the card has increased.  The 2021 standard-sized card is $9, while the large print version is $10.

If you have ordered your card directly from the League in the past, or you have ordered from a Collector who has provided your name and address to the League, you are considered a member, and your bulletin is on the way.  The bulletin contains an order form if you wish to renew your membership (order a new card) by mail.  However, with the mails being what they are these days, your bulletin may take longer than usual to get to your mailbox.  In that case, you may order by mail without using the preprinted form or label that comes with the bulletin.  You can see an electronic version of the form here: and you can print it and send it, or simply write to the League with the required information and enclose a copy of your check.  Be advised there is a new address to mail your order to:  National Mah Jongg League,  PO Box 1130, Newark, NJ  07101-1130.  The phone number for the League is the same.

Like most, I have been more or less homebound since the 2020 card was issued, and playing online has been a godsend.  In addition, I've been teaching mahjongg online and playing with the Bryant Park group via Zoom.  If you are interested in joining in, please read the details in the post entitled "Virtual Mahjongg."

Trying to keep my mind active during this time has been challenging, and playing games has become my primary occupation!  I've had some fun in Zoom meetings playing various iterations of charades, Bingo and, an old favorite, "Family Feud."  In fact, I've developed my own survey in order to play a Mahjongg version of Family Feud.  I beta tested it and got 58 responses from players I know personally, and we had a great time revealing what the "Survey Says."  

If you would like to take the survey, you may do so by using this link:

The survey is anonymous, ad-free, and no data is collected.  I will post the survey results on this blog in two weeks' time.  In the meantime, see if you can guess the answers, or respond in the comments with questions of your own for our next survey!


  1. Question regardin the 2021 Mah Jongg card. Comparing the tiles needed to complete the year 2020 or 2021, do you think it is easier to achieve 2021 or 2020. Thank you for your response.

    1. Of course so much of making a hand is a matter of luck, but statistically I would imagine that the chances of getting a single soap and single matching 1 would be better than getting a pair of soaps. (But of course, knowing mahjongg, you will end up with 2020 when you want to get 2021!)