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Book of Mah Jong: An Illustrated Guide [NOOK Book]

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Master the exhilarating game of Mahjong with this introductory guide.

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. Author Amy Lo, with the ...
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Book of Mah Jong: An Illustrated Guide

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Overview

Master the exhilarating game of Mahjong with this introductory guide.

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. Author Amy Lo, with the help and consultation of many master Mahjong players of different forms of the game, comes The Book of Mah Jong.

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:
  • 112 page, full-color book
  • Easy-to-follow instructions
  • Full-color illustrations and photographs
  • Instruction on authentic Chinese Mahjong
  • Cantonese, Shanghai, and 12-tile versions of the game
The Book of Mah Jong is the perfect guide for all skill levels to learn Mahjong.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781462914029
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/21/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 728,878
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Amy Lo, born in the Canton, China, divides her time between Hong Kong, Tokyo, and the United States. Mahjong, which she has been playing for more than 30 years, is one of her favorite pastimes.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    Not quite.

    I couldn't grasp some of the explainations. Seems more complicated than needed. Not what I wanted.

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  • Posted May 9, 2009

    Excellent Book on Mahjong for the Novice or Intermediate

    Beatiful written and illustrated. This book should be in any Mahjong players library for reference or inspiration. Amy Lo has done a great service to all that enjoy the game.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2002

    Best book for the Chinese version of the game with variations

    Some typos here and there but unlike many other books, it covers rules and scoring for the Cantonese, Taiwanese, and Shanghainese variations of the game. It includes the Chinese character and pronunciations of the scoring combinations.

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