A Mah Jong Handbook

How to Play, Score, and Win

A Mah Jong Handbook

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 quickly expand their understanding of winning strategy.

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:
  • 191 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.
  • Tuttle Publishing | 
  • 176 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780804838740 | 
  • May 2007

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