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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.
Easy to follow Well illustrated. Good reading about rules and easy to understand
A great book for beginners of Mahjong
A great reference book setting out the rules of Mahjong and how to score. It could be a slightly better book if the examples of the games had colour illustrations, however this is a small criticism. (The companion book of games has colour illustrations).
Perth Western Australia
The Game of Mah Jong
Number of tiles
Wind and dragon tiles
Flower and season tiles
The scoring groups
Background to the game
The wind of the round
The ground score
Doubling the ground score
Versions of the game
The Chinese game
Scoring a Chinese hand
Mah Jong terms
How to use the illustrations
Scoring for special hands
Summary of scoring for special hands
Further variations of special hands
Synopsis of special hands
Winds, dragons and, suit
Winds and dragons
The game in brief
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ISBN: 9780864173027 ISBN-10: 0864173024 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 63 Published: July 1996 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 18.0
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1