The Great Mahjong Book: History, Lore, and Play

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Tuttle Publishing, Dec 15, 2006 - Games - 224 pages
4 Reviews
The Great Mahjong Book is a perfect resource for the beginning or experienced mahjong player. This comprehensive book covers the entire history of mahjong as it spread around the globe, on the equipment and accessories used in the game, the basic rules, how and where the game first developed and all the international variants of mahjong--including China, the U.S., Holland, the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Hong Kong. Filled with hints, fun facts and numerous illustrations of memorabilia and artifacts, this authoritative and thoroughly enjoyable book is a perfect gift for anyone interested in this ancient and beguiling game.
  

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Review: The Great Mahjong Book: History, Lore, and Play

User Review  - Dana - Goodreads

Pretty good book about the history and culture behind Mahjong. Great information on several types of play, and the rules and scoring for those styles. If you want to learn Mahjong, this is a good place to start. Read full review

Review: The Great Mahjong Book: History, Lore, and Play

User Review  - Dave - Goodreads

This Dude lives, breathes, eats and drinks Mahjong. It was a little too much mahjong for me actually (but I'm the guy that checked out a book called "The Great Mahjong Book" so who am I to complain ... Read full review

Contents

The First Time
9
The Basic Rules of Mahjong
29
Old China
51
America
63
Japan
97
China Today Including the Chinese Official International
127
Great Britain
159
Holland
169
France
183
Germany
197
Italy
205
Quick Mahjong Reference
215
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About the author (2006)

Author Jelte Rep is a passionate proponent of the Game of the Thousand Miracles, researching its history, equipment, playing variants and cultural artifacts. In addition to teaching mahjong and organizing mahjong tournaments, Rep spends his time filming documentaries and writing dramas for television.

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