The Great Mahjong Book: History, Lore, and Play

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Tuttle Publishing, Dec 15, 2006 - Games - 224 pages
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Master the game of Mahjong while learning about its legends and history with this entertaining and useful guide.

An excellent way to learn Mahjong or "Mah Jongg"—The Great Mahjong Book is the perfect resource for beginner or experienced mahjong players. Richly illustrated and easy to follow with detailed instructions and clear examples, it can help both beginners and experienced players improve their game. Mahjong beginners get a solid introduction to the rules and equipment they need to get started, while better players will find invaluable tips for mastering the game.

The Great Mahjong Book also includes the entire history of mahjong as it spread around the globe, on the equipment and accessories used in the game, 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.

Mahjong players love the game because ti's colorful, exotic, and fun! Whether you're a first time player or a pro, The Great Mahjong Book is a perfect companion to the wide world of Mahjong.
  

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

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I recently joined a Mahjong group at my library to try and learn the game. While I learned a lot from the ladies showing me things in person, I thought it might be helpful to find a book to read that ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Laura Cushing - Goodreads

I recently joined a Mahjong group at my library to try and learn the game. While I learned a lot from the ladies showing me things in person, I thought it might be helpful to find a book to read that ... 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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