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The Game of Mah Jong - Patricia Thompson

Paperback Published: July 1996
ISBN: 9780864173027
Number Of Pages: 63

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A total introduction to every phase of the game using both text and illustrations.

Although Mah Jong has been played by many nationalities through the ages, there are few books on the game. Some early books, translated from the Chinese, make hilarious reading and are virtually impossible to comprehend. Most books for beginners assume that the reader has some elementary knowledge of the game.

In this well-thought out book, the player is introduced to every phase by a clear explanation followed by illustrations which enable an easy step-by-step development of the game. Scoring is set out in simple tabulated form, with illustrations of scoring for specific hands. Altogether fifty-one hands are fully illustrated making this an invaluable handbook for newcomer and experienced player alike.

About the Author

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

Introductionp. 5
The tilesp. 5
The setp. 6
Number of tiles
Plain tiles
Wind and dragon tiles
Flower and season tiles
Design variations
The scoring groupsp. 14
Background to the gamep. 16
The objectivep. 16
Let's playp. 18
A hand
A round
A game
The wind of the round
Scoringp. 24
The ground score
Doubling the ground score
Versions of the game
The Chinese gamep. 27
The objective
Scoring a Chinese hand
Mah Jong termsp. 30
Teaching childrenp. 31
Special handsp. 32
How to use the illustrations
Scoring for special hands
Summary of scoring for special handsp. 50
Further variations of special handsp. 51
Two players
Three players
Five playersp. 59
Synopsis of special handsp. 60
Suits only
Winds, dragons and, suit
Winds and dragons
The game in briefp. 62
Tournament playp. 63
Bibliographyp. 63
Indexp. 64
Seating indicator
Doubling table
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ISBN: 9780864173027
ISBN-10: 0864173024
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 63
Published: July 1996
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 18.0  x 0.6
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1

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