Reach Mahjong: The Only Way to Play

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Huntington Press Inc, Jul 1, 2009 - Games - 211 pages
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Written by Jenn Barr, the first American to be inducted into the prestigious Japan Professional Mahjong League,Reach Mahjong is the best resource for learning all the tricks of the pros of the game. It makes players out of total beginners, introducing the fascinating world of mahjong, explaining the background, rules, and strategies, and enabling a newbie to participate within hours. For the first time ever, daunting Japanese terms and rules are translated and simplified for the edification of players of all ages.

In these pages, Jenn addresses everyone, from novices to experts, so even experience mahjong players will find something new to learn. With full-color illustrations, all the tiles, tools, and hands of the game are easy to recognize and soft on the eyes.

Have a seat and get ready to learn a unique hobby that will challenge you and your friends forever. Once you start playing, you’ll never want to stop.

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New Dogs Learning Old Tricks
Part IHow To Play
Part IIVariations
Part IIIStrategy
Part IVAppendices
About the Author
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About the author (2009)

Jenn Barr was born and raised in Seattle and set off for Japan the minute she finished high school. She spent half a year in Osaka before attending the University of Hawaii for a semester, then ended up at Sophia University Tokyo, from which she graduated in 2005.

Jenn fell in love with Mahjong in 2004 and worked on her game so that she could join the Japan Professional Mahjong League in 2006, the largest and most successful professional Mahjong league in the world. She is working on spreading love for the game throughout the world and hosts a website,, for other Reach fans, which features columns, quizzes, podcasts, online meet-ups, and more.

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