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-thoughtout 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.
Release on 2015-12-01 | by Patricia A. Thompson,Betty Maloney
Author: Patricia A. Thompson,Betty Maloney
Pubpsher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Games & Activities
Since the arrival on the market of Patricia Thompson and Betty Maloney's two previous books, The Game of Mah Jong Illustrated and Improve Your Mah Jong, a wide range of hands from many parts of the world has been sent to them. In this player's companion the authors have put together a cross-filled reference guide where over 120 hands, illustrated in colour, can be quickly identified by following the flip-top headings on each page. A full synopsis of each hand is included. The extra hands give an international flavour to the book, adding new interest and challenges.
An Illustrated Guide to the Asian, American and International Styles of Play
Author: Amy Lo
Pubpsher: Tuttle Publishing
Category: Games & Activities
Master the exhilarating game of Mahjong with this introductory guide. This complete, easy-to-follow instructional Mahjong handbook includes over 150 full-color photographs and illustrations to introduce players to this captivating game. This is the first Mahjong book to fully cover the Cantonese or "old rules" game. It also includes all of the most popular variations, such as the Shanghai game, the 16-tile or Taiwanese game, and the 12-tile game. Included are the rules, tactics, techniques, strategy and the rituals only the most experienced players know. This Mahjong book includes: Easy-to-follow instructions Full-color illustrations and photographs Instruction on: Authentic Chinese Mahjong play Cantonese Mahjong play Shanghai Mahjong play American Mahjong play The 12-tile versions of the game The Complete Book of Mah Jong is the perfect guide for all skill levels to learn the different styles of Mahjong—from Mahjong beginners to pros.
Release on 1993-04 | by Patricia A. Thompson,Betty Maloney
Author: Patricia A. Thompson,Betty Maloney
Pubpsher: Kangaroo Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
This book is designed for those familiar with the game who now want to improve their skills and maybe teach others to play. The illustrations are all in colour to simplify identification of the various hands -- 55 in all. The calculator in the back cover makes scoring simple. The modern Western game of Mah Jong has evolved from the original Chinese game, first recorded about 500BC. Mah Jong is played in slightly different forms in many countries around the world. Once the basic structure of the game is mastered players find no difficulty in adapting to another version of the game.
"I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Whether used as a reference or a beautiful keepsake, it's a very worthy addition to the world of Mah Jongg." —Ruth Unger, President, National Mah Jongg League This is the first book to fully capture the story of the exotic and exciting game of Mahjong or "Mah Jongg", offering an intimate look at the history of the game as well as the visual beauty of the tiles. When authors Ann Israel and Gregg Swain began playing Mahjong, they were unaware of the vintage collections that existed not only in the United States but also across the globe. Slowly, they started to collect their own sets of Mahjong and as their collections grew, so did their appreciation of the history of, and interest in, the game. Finding few references, Israel and Swain set out to create a book that chronicles the early beginnings of the game and documents Mahjong sets from the most basic, made simply of paper, to the most precious materials such as ivory and mother-of-pearl. Recognized and respected scholars and game experts have collaborated with Israel and Swain, contributing important chapters on the game's history and its pieces as well as technical information on the tiles. Lastly, great collectors from around the globe have shared their incredible sets and memories for the first time in one book for everyone to enjoy. With hundreds of beautiful new images by renowned photographer Michel Arnaud, and including historical documentation and ephemera, Mah Jongg: The Art of the Game fills the void between the past's and today's game, providing vision, inspiration and resources. Anyone who has ever been intrigued by a Mahjong tile will find in these pages visually stunning photographs that will entice them into becoming an enthusiast of the timeless game of Mahjong.
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 all 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, 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 it'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.
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.
Explains why Mahjong has entranced people for centuries. This guides helps you learn how to play Mahjong with reference to American and Japanese variations of the game as well as the basic fundamentals.