In their ongoing quest to introduce the pastimes of the elderly to the mainstream crowd, the Royal Palms Shuffleboard, which opened its doors earlier this year, is adding another classic, albeit less athletic, activity to their roster: mahjong.
According to the Brooklyn Paper, the Gowanus venue will officially launch a mahjong league on Monday, March 31 after garnering an enthusiastic response to a proposal made via Facebook. The Monday night games, which will be led by an as-yet-unknown individual well-versed in the game, will set players back $10 each.
For those of you who’ve never played mahjong, it’s a four-player tile game of Chinese origin that requires players to play four hands. Without going into too much detail (because the game is somewhat complex), the player with the most points at the end wins.
If the whole thing sounds too difficult, the Shuffleboard Club has recently kicked off a night dedicated to the much better-known and significantly more simple game of bingo.
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