I can't deny it ・mahjong gets my heart rate up. Playing makes me feel excited. It feels like a runner's high, or like the excitement of stage nerves right before your opening night. I love games in general ・board games, card games, video games, you name it ・and many games are interesting, fun, and engaging, just like mahjong. But few others give me the edge-of-my-seat thrill that mahjong does.
Is your basic strategy to reach pretty much any time you have a ready hand? It's certainly an aggressive way to play. And we all know that aggression generally tends to get us more than passive resistance. At least in Mahjong.
Last month was the announcement of the 2010 World Series of Mahjong. ReachMahjong.com’s Marketing manager Kirk Camerlingo and I (Jenn) joined the event in Macau and also celebrated the second Reach/Riichi event to be held at the WSOM. I spent only a few days in Macau, but it felt productive. It was probably the first time I took a MTJ trip without actually playing any mahjong!