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Great Mahjong Book - by Jelte Rep (Paperback)

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About the Book



"Now that poker is played out, young New Yorkers are reviving the Chinese tile game of Mahjong." - the New York Times



Book Synopsis



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.



Review Quotes




"Anyone seeking to learn mahjong, improve their skills, or especially, play the game while visiting another nation, is enthusiastically recommended to immediately add a copy of The Great Mahjong Book to their personal library." --Midwest Book Review

"Mah jongg instructor Rep, a Dutchman, casts a wide net to provide general background on the game and explain how it is played today and has in the past been played around the world. [The book] is clearly written and well illustrated with numerous examples." --Library Journal



About the Author



Author Jelte Rep is a passionate proponent of the Game of the Thousand Miracles, researching its history, equipment, playing variants and cultural artifacts. In addition to teaching mahjong and organizing mahjong tournaments, Rep spends his time filming documentaries and writing dramas for television.
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 224
Format: Paperback
Genre: Games
Sub-Genre: Reference
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Author: Jelte Rep
Language: English
Street Date: December 15, 2006
TCIN: 11804181
UPC: 9780804837194
Item Number (DPCI): 248-23-8629
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.9 inches length x 6 inches width x 8.9 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.1 pounds
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