OUR STORY: FROM LAWYERS, TO MOMS, TO FRIENDS AND TUESDAY MAHJONG GIRLS
Two Friends Taking a Roll of the Dice
Hello Mahjong friends,
We have been friends for over 16 years and started playing mahjong together over 10 years ago. We are both interested in finding vintage mahjong sets. We noticed that the mahjong tiles, racks and cases were works of art but the dice were not. Mahjong Dice™ was born.
Our Mahjong Dice™ and now our other mahjong themed gifts and accessories are designed to complement your mahjong tiles vintage or modern while preserving the history and culture of the game.
On several of our styles of Mahjong Dice™, the Joker used in games played by National Mah Jongg League rules represents the one dot and the two through six are engraved dot designs. We also have Mahjong Dice™ that are Jokerless like the Lotus Dot series. For the Lucky Bam series, the one bam is represented by an elegantly engraved black and green peacock. We continue to introduce new designs, colors and styles and we love and listen to your feedback.
We believe in giving back to the community and proud of our first fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association The Longest Day. We donated $1 per pair of purple Jokerless Lotus Dot dice sold. We continued giving back with a donation of $1 per pair of our Bling & Shine design and excited for upcoming opportunities to be involved with this important cause.
When we first originated the idea of hosting virtual mahjong tournaments on several websites, we knew that it would include giving back to charities. Since hosting the first virtual mahjong tournaments across several platforms that play according to NMJL rules, we have donated to:
- the Alzheimer's Association
- The Women's Alzheimer's Movement
- The ALS Association
- The Tutu Project,
- Good Karma Pet Rescue of South Florida, and
- The Actor's Fund. The charity for our January tournament is Gilda's Club of Westchester, NY. Thank you in advance for your support!
Donna is a South Florida native that graduated from American University in Washington, D.C. After graduating from the University of Miami Law School, Donna practiced commercial real estate law in South Florida. Dara was born in New York, moved to South Florida and graduated from UT Austin. Dara attended University of Miami Law School and worked as an attorney in Miami for several years.
Both of us took time off from being attorneys to being proud stay-at-home moms to our wonderful children. We also both also have adorable dogs, also known as our Mahjong Dice Mascots! You'll get to meet Sunshine, Daisy and Teddy in future FB and IG posts.
Here is a great article in the Sun Sentinel about our story! https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0260/1163/1676/files/sunsentinelarticle.pdf?v=1596151011