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

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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
 
4.6

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  • Informative (9)
  • Easy to read (8)
  • Deserves multiple readings (4)
  • Well written (4)

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4.0

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

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  • Easy To Read
  • Informative

Cons

  • None

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  • Reference

Comments about The Mah Jong Player's Companion:

Very useful for learning the game of Mah Jong.

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5.0

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

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  • Easy To Read
  • Informative
  • Well Written

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    Comments about The Mah Jong Player's Companion:

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

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    4.0

    Excellent book for beginner Mah Jong players

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    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Read
    • Informative

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      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.

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      5.0

      essential reference book

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      from Byron Bay

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

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        • Older Readers
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        Comments about The Mah Jong Player's Companion:

        Important reference book for all players - especially beginners

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        5.0

        Excellent book for my needs

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        from NSW

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          Comments about The Mah Jong Player's Companion:

          Excellent reference for our Mahjong group

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          5.0

          Great

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          from Brisbane

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            Comments about The Mah Jong Player's Companion:

            Useful in learning Mahjong

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            5.0

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            • Easy To Read
            • Informative

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              Comments about The Mah Jong Player's Companion:

              As described. Prompt delivery

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              5.0

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              from Tallwoods

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              Pros

              • Deserves Multiple Readings
              • Easy To Read
              • Engaging characters
              • Informative
              • Page-Turner
              • Well Written

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              • None

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              Comments about The Mah Jong Player's Companion:

              Needed the book to play the game

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              4.0

              ILLUSTRATIONS OF WESTERN MAH JONG GAMES

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              from Ardrossan, South Australia

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              • Deserves Multiple Readings
              • Easy To Read
              • Informative
              • Useful
              • Well Written

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                Comments about The Mah Jong Player's Companion:

                Essential for Mah Jong enthusiasts who wish to play the Western Form of the game. One of three books by the authors on the game of Mah Jong. This is a working copy with many pages of coloured Mah Jong hands illustrated. Some hand descriptions, however, could be more explicit.
                The price of the book was good, and with rapid, free delivery.

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                4.0

                For all Mah Jong enthusiasts!

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                from North Haven, NSW AU

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                • Easy To Read
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                  Comments about The Mah Jong Player's Companion:

                  The Mah Jong Companion is essential 'reading' to every Mah Jong player who's new to the game, the illustrated examples for accepted plays require very little further explanation.
                  However, the sheer number of different game plays make it seem too 'daunting' to master at first, but memorizing all at once is never required. This book is a good 'learn as you play' guide.

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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