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The Mah Jong Player's Companion - Patricia A. Thompson

The Mah Jong Player's Companion

Paperback

Published: 24th October 1997
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Since the arrival on the market of Patricia Thompson and Betty Maloney's two previous books, The Game of Mah Jong Illustrated and Improve Your Mah Jong, a wide range of hands from many parts of the world has been sent to them. In this player's companion the authors have put together a cross-filled reference guide where over 120 hands, illustrated in colour, can be quickly identified by following the flip-top headings on each page. A full synopsis of each hand is included. The extra hands give an international flavour to the book, adding new interest and challenges.

About the Author

Patricia Thompson and Betty Maloney are well established experts in Mah Jong and have written several books on the game.

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The Mah Jong Player's Companion
 
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  • Easy to read (14)
  • Informative (14)
  • Deserves multiple readings (5)
  • Well written (5)

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5.0

Essential companion to the beginner

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from Newcastle Australia

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      Comments about The Mah Jong Player's Companion:

      Great both pictorially and lists on games

       
      5.0

      Just what i needed

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      from Glen Innes

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      • Easy To Read
      • Informative

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        • Reference

        Comments about The Mah Jong Player's Companion:

        Just what I needed to play Mahjong

         
        5.0

        Handy Book

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        from Umina Beach

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        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Easy To Read
        • Informative

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          • Essential source of information for beginners.

          Comments about The Mah Jong Player's Companion:

          This is a great book to help understand the Australian version of Mahjong as opposed to the American or Chinese version. It contains clear, concise information.

           
          5.0

          An invaluable product , a great help.

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          from NSW Australia

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          Pros

          • Easy To Read
          • Informative
          • Well Written

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            • Reference

            Comments about The Mah Jong Player's Companion:

            I am learning to play Mah Jong and find this book a great help and use it as a reference when playing.

             
            5.0

            my go to book

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            from melbourne, AU

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            • Easy To Read
            • Informative

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              Comments about The Mah Jong Player's Companion:

              this is an easy to figure reference book for western mah jong players.

               
              5.0

              Well worth the money

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              from Wallaroo SA

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              • Easy To Read
              • Informative

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                Comments about The Mah Jong Player's Companion:

                This book is used by all the players in our Mah Jong group. We refer to it continually. It shows simply all the different Mah Jong hands.

                 
                4.0

                As a learner of this game, this book was extremely helpful

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                from Sydney NSW

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                • Easy To Read
                • Informative

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                • None

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                Comments about The Mah Jong Player's Companion:

                Very useful for learning the game of Mah Jong.

                 
                5.0

                Brilliant book, I use it every week when playing Mah Jong.

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                from Roma Queensland

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                • Easy To Read
                • Informative
                • Well Written

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                  • Reference

                  Comments about The Mah Jong Player's Companion:

                  I use it every week when I play Mah Jong and could not function without it!

                   
                  4.0

                  Excellent book for beginner Mah Jong players

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                  from Rothwell

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                  Pros

                  • Deserves Multiple Readings
                  • Easy To Read
                  • Informative

                  Cons

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                    • New Mahjong Player

                    Comments about The Mah Jong Player's Companion:

                    Essential book, as I am a beginner Mah Jong player. I would have liked some details, e.g. "how to play" for real beginners. However, the display/collection of possible games is wonderful, and well collated.

                     
                    5.0

                    essential reference book

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                    from Byron Bay

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Read
                    • Engaging characters
                    • Informative
                    • Well Written

                    Cons

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                      • Older Readers
                      • Reference

                      Comments about The Mah Jong Player's Companion:

                      Important reference book for all players - especially beginners

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                      ISBN: 9780864178916
                      ISBN-10: 0864178913
                      Audience: General
                      Format: Paperback
                      Language: English
                      Number Of Pages: 64
                      Published: 24th October 1997
                      Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
                      Country of Publication: GB
                      Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 15.0  x 0.7
                      Weight (kg): 0.14
                      Edition Number: 1