A Mah Jong Handbook: How to Play, Score, and Win (Paperback)

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Master the game of Mahjong with this must-have game strategy guide for Mahjong beginners and enthusiasts.

Originally played with cards, and then piece carved from ivory or bamboo, the Chinese game of Mahjong or "Mah Jongg" is well over a thousand years old. Said to have originated in the court of the Emperor of Wu, for centuries Mahjong remained a diversion exclusively for the royal class of China. Mahjong has been called "the game of a hundred intelligences." When played by experts it can be fast and subtle--even difficult to follow.

A Mah Jong Handbook is the all-comprehensive Mahjong guide, offering a clear and concise introduction to the classic Chinese, Western, and Japanese rules of the game and outlining its many variants. A great way to learn Mahjong--it presents the complex rules in a clear format, introducing those unfamiliar with the game to its rules and techniques. It will also allow more experienced players to expand their understanding of winning strategy quickly.

Part One covers the rules of the game. Part Two provides alternatives, variations, and additions to the game. Part Three explores the fundamentals of successful strategy. With illustrations of sample hands, scoring charts, and a glossary of terms, A Mah Jong Handbook is an invaluable resource--a complete guidebook to the ancient but always fascinating game of Mahjong.

This Mahjong guidebook includes:
  • 176 page, full-color book
  • Play basics like scoring, wall-building and rules
  • Essential tools to improve and enhance game-play skills
  • Winning strategies to be on the offensive and play defense
  • Tips to master the game through actual examples and scenarios
A Mah Jong Handbook is the book that readers will need to become a knowledgeable, confident and winning Mahjong player.

Praise For…


"A convenient guide, simply written and easily understood, for achieving proficiency in this Oriental game."—Asia Scene

Product Details
ISBN: 9780804838740
ISBN-10: 0804838747
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication Date: June 1st, 2007
Pages: 187
Language: English