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Author Sandberg, Elaine.

Title A beginner's guide to American mah jongg : how to play the game and win / Elaine Sandberg ; foreword by Tom Sloper.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. Tokyo ; Rutland, Vt. : Tuttle Pub., [2007]
©2007
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Description 124 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Foreword / by Tom Sloper -- What is mah jongg? Introduction to the game -- Unraveling the mystery of the tiles -- Quiz and answers -- Cracking the code -- Exercise: learn the hands on the card -- Quiz and answers -- Construction project: the wall -- Quiz and answers -- What do I do now? How to select your hand -- Cha, cha, Charleston -- Exercise: how to select your hand, & the Charleston -- Quiz and answers -- The play's the thing -- Exercise: solitaire mah jongg -- Quiz and answers -- Play to win: strategies -- Appendix A: Mah jongg sets: where to find new ones & how to update old ones -- Appendix B: How to obtain mah jongg cards -- Glossary.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "No, it's not a coded message. It's the language of mah jongg, the fascinating game of tiles, luck, and skill! Why do so many people love mah jongg? Above all, it's fun. It's competitive; it's sociable; it requires strategy. It's relaxing ... and it's thrilling: there's nothing more exciting than the moment when you can finally call "Mah Jongg!" One of the few books based on the official American rules of play, this is the essential guide for first-time players. It shows you how to decode the colorful titles; how to set up for a game; how to start playing; and how to develop winning strategies"--Cover, p. 4.
Subject Mah jong.
Added Title American mah jongg
ISBN 080483878X (pbk.)
9780804838788
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