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Play American Mah Jongg Kit Ebook

Author : Elaine Sandberg
ISBN : 9781462916412
Genre : Games & Activities
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Learn and play the fascinating game of Mahjong with this comprehensive kit. Mahjong or "Mah Jongg" is not called "The Game of a Thousand Intellingences" for nothing. It's relaxing, social, and allows people to focus on something completely unrelated to everyday concerns. And it's thrilling—there's nothing more exciting than when, with your heart racing, your adrenaline pumping, and your palms sweating, you call "Mahjong!" Play American Mah Jongg! kit contains a complete deck of 152 full-color, durable Mahjong playing cards, along with the best-selling book A Beginner's Guide to American Mah Jongg by Elaine Sandberg. The included full-color paperback book, A Beginner's Guide to American Mah Jongg features color text to clearly show various hands and tiles. It is the only book available which is specifically geared toward American Mahjong and follows the official National Mah Jongg League rules. It offers first-time players an easy-to-follow guide to this complex game. Play American Mah Jongg! kit is ideal for beginner and experienced players alike and can be enjoyed both at home and for travel. This Mahjong kit contains: 96 page, full-color book Simple instructions and clear diagrams 152 Mahjong tiles
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Mahjong

Author : Source Wikipedia
ISBN : 1230577084
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 56. Chapters: Singaporean Mahjong scoring rules, Three player mahjong, Japanese Mahjong yaku, Guobiao Majiang, Japanese Mahjong scoring rules, Hong Kong Mahjong scoring rules, Mahjong tiles, Scoring in Mahjong, Mahjong solitaire, Mahjong culture, American mahjong, Joseph Park Babcock, Ponjan, Games played with Mahjong equipment. Excerpt: Mahjong (simplified Chinese: traditional Chinese: pinyin: ma jiang), sometimes spelled Mah Jongg, is a game that originated in China, commonly played by four players (with some three-player variations found in Korea and Japan). The four player table version should not be confused with the popular Western single player (tile matching) computer game (Mahjong solitaire), which is a recent invention and completely different from the table game. Similar to the Western card game rummy, mahjong is a game of skill, strategy and calculation and involves a certain degree of chance. In Asia, mahjong is also popularly played as a gambling game (though it may just as easily be played recreationally). The game is played with a set of 136 tiles based on Chinese characters and symbols, although some regional variations use a different number of tiles. In most variations, each player begins by receiving thirteen tiles. In turn players draw and discard tiles until they complete a legal hand using the fourteenth drawn tile to form four groups (melds) and a pair (head). There are fairly standard rules about how a piece is drawn, stolen from another player (melded), the use of basic (numbered tiles) and honours (winds and dragons), the kinds of melds, and the order of dealing and play. However there are many regional variations in the rules; in addition, the scoring system, the minimum hand necessary to win varies significantly based on the local rules being used. The game was called (pinyin: ma que), ...
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Mah Jongg

Author : C. M. W. Higginson
ISBN : OCLC:609666956
Genre : Mah jong
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A Beginner S Guide To American Mah Jongg

Author : Elaine Sandberg
ISBN : 080483878X
Genre : Games & Activities
File Size : 67.49 MB
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"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"--Page 4 of cover.
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On Tuesdays They Played Mah Jongg

Author : Milton Stern
ISBN : 9781891855689
Genre : Fiction
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For two decades, Michael Bern, a gay television writer in Hollywood, has stared at an unfinished screenplay sitting on his desk. After attending a friend's funeral in his hometown of Newport News, Virginia, Michael returns to Hollywood and finds there is more than a screenplay that is unfinished in his life. He finally confronts what the screenplay represents -- memories and stories of the sometimes sad, often hilarious characters of his past, especially his mother and her four closest friends. Florence, Hannah, Rona, Arlene and Doreen -- five more fascinating, menopausal, Jewish women one would never meet. They were friends for more than forty years and saw each other through life's triumphs, tragedies and multiple spouses. Yet, there was only one constant in their lives. On Tuesdays, they played Mah Jongg
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American Mah Jongg For Everyone

Author : Gregg Swain
ISBN : 0804852472
Genre : Games & Activities
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Whether you're an American Mah Jongg newbie or an intermediate player looking to gain an edge over your opponents,American Mah Jongg for Everyone is the perfect book to help you start practicing your game! Experienced international Mah Jongg instructors Gregg Swain and Toby Salk walk you through the basics of American Mah Jongg--introducing readers to the tiles, rituals, history, rules and winning strategies of the game. Using the humor, warmth and professional tips they share with their own students, this narrative-style instruction book offers an accessible way to learn this popular game. Topics include: Recognizing Mah Jongg tiles in different types of sets Building the walls and dealing the tiles Organizing your tiles and planning your play Understanding table rules and etiquette Winning strategies for various types of hands National Mah Jongg tournament director Gladys Grad contributes a foreword that explains why so many people love the game. Grad also has written a chapter that outlines the rules of Siamese Mah Jongg, a fun two-person game she created that you can't find in any other Mah Jongg book! This book comes with everything you need to get started playing, including: A timeless sample Mah Jongg scoring card A practice set that can be cut out for practice play Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions Over 80 color illustrations Helpful practice exercises and quizzes that reinforce the lessons Access to a website where you can find up-to-date rules (which change every year) A glossary of terms that every Mah Jongg player needs to know From the many different types of tiles and how to recognize them, personal stories about the game and historical trivia,American Mah Jongg for Everyone has something for anyone interested in this fascinating game.
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How To Play Mah Jongg

Author : Mary Anne Puleio
ISBN : 0990721108
Genre : Games & Activities
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An accomplished teacher and avid player, the author has created a fun & practical guide that is: Presented in an Easy-to-Learn Format Illustrated in full color with original art which helps you understand and remember key points An excellent take along guide for quick reference A great teacher's manual for beginners"
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Winning American Mah Jongg Strategies

Author : Elaine Sandberg
ISBN : 9781462908431
Genre : Games & Activities
File Size : 78.9 MB
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Master the fascinating and rewarding game of American Mahjong with this guide for beginners. "Strategies, strategies, strategies! If I only knew more strategies I could win more games!" is the frequent lament of beginning Mahjong players. Following up on the success of her acclaimed book, A Beginner's Guide to American Mah Jongg, bestselling author Elaine Sandberg's new book offers novice players the advice they need to excel at the game of Mahjong. Winning American Mah Jongg Strategies: A Guide for the Novice Player is the strategy guidebook that provides American Mahjongg beginners with the practical information they need to build hands, improve game-play skills, strategize, and win! This easy-to-follow, comprehensive book teaches players how to overcome common difficulties and provides the knowledge to sharpen strategic skills and increase win ratios. By showing beginners how to see and utilize different strategic elements and scenarios, players learn how to elevate their skills. Challenges covered in this Mahjongg book include: Finding the best hand The use of defensive tools To Expose or not to Expose and why Determining an opponent's hand And many more… Winning American Mah Jongg Strategies is a gem of a book that is the perfect gift for Mahjong players of all ages!
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Mah Jongg The Art Of The Game

Author : Ann Israel
ISBN : 9781462915279
Genre : Games & Activities
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"I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Whether used as a reference or a beautiful keepsake, it's a very worthy addition to the world of Mah Jongg." —Ruth Unger, President, National Mah Jongg League This is the first book to fully capture the story of the exotic and exciting game of Mahjong or "Mah Jongg", offering an intimate look at the history of the game as well as the visual beauty of the tiles. When authors Ann Israel and Gregg Swain began playing Mahjong, they were unaware of the vintage collections that existed not only in the United States but also across the globe. Slowly, they started to collect their own sets of Mahjong and as their collections grew, so did their appreciation of the history of, and interest in, the game. Finding few references, Israel and Swain set out to create a book that chronicles the early beginnings of the game and documents Mahjong sets from the most basic, made simply of paper, to the most precious materials such as ivory and mother-of-pearl. Recognized and respected scholars and game experts have collaborated with Israel and Swain, contributing important chapters on the game's history and its pieces as well as technical information on the tiles. Lastly, great collectors from around the globe have shared their incredible sets and memories for the first time in one book for everyone to enjoy. With hundreds of beautiful new images by renowned photographer Michel Arnaud, and including historical documentation and ephemera, Mah Jongg: The Art of the Game fills the void between the past's and today's game, providing vision, inspiration and resources. Anyone who has ever been intrigued by a Mahjong tile will find in these pages visually stunning photographs that will entice them into becoming an enthusiast of the timeless game of Mahjong.
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A Mah Jong Handbook

Author : Eleanor Noss Whitney
ISBN : 0804838747
Genre : Games & Activities
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A Mah Jong Handbook gives beginners and enthusiasts a first-hand look into the exciting game of mah jong. Offering a clear and concise introduction to the classic Chinese, Western, and Japanese rules of the game and outlining its many variants, this comprehensive guidebook will help you to improve your skills and add strategy to your game.
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The Little Book Of Mahjong

Author : Seth Brown
ISBN : 9781507207406
Genre : Games & Activities
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Disconnect from a device-oriented world and rediscover the classic Chinese game of mahjong—while improving focus, creativity and stimulating memory—with this comprehensive yet gifty guide that includes all the basics of the game, tips and techniques on how to play, and strategies to win both international mahjong and American mahjong. The classic game of mahjong was created over 2,000 years ago during the Qing Dynasty in China, but recently, it’s experiencing a renaissance. No longer reserved for older players, mahjong is being rediscovered by millennials and is recognized for its ability to improve brain function, and reduce symptoms of cognitive diseases like dementia. Learning any new game can be difficult, especially one as complex as mahjong, which includes over dozens of tiles with different meanings. But whether you are a complete novice or a casual player looking to brush up on mahjong skills and techniques, The Little Book of Mahjong can help you get ahead in this classic game, whether you are playing international mahjong or American mahjong. With a comprehensive breakdown on all of the various tiles involved in the different versions of the game, explanations of what each tile means, detailed information on scoring, tips on how to improve your skills, and strategies for winning, this guide is perfect for mahjong players both new and old. Including a brief history of the game and its significance as well as full-color photos of game pieces and game objectives, you’ll become a mahjong master in no time.
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The Great Mahjong Book

Author : Jelte Rep
ISBN : 0804837198
Genre : Games & Activities
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The Great Mahjong Book is a perfect resource for the beginning or experienced mahjong player. This comprehensive book covers the entire history of mahjong as it spread around the globe, on the equipment and accessories used in the game, the 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.
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Mah Jongg

Author : Dieter Köhnen
ISBN : 0806907525
Genre : Games
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The "Bird of 100 intelligences"--that's what mah-jong means in Chinese, and if you want to find out why so many millions of people have become enchanted by the game for so many thousands of years, this colorful guide is the next best thing to having the mythical creature perched on your shoulder telling you its secrets. It's a quick game to learn and fast-paced to play. You get a quick introduction to the tiles and sticks, including the Circles (or dots), Characters (or cracks), Winds, and Honors. The basic moves are clearly explained and shown, with practice games that take you step-by-step through the opening moves, the middle strategies, combinations, and sequences, and the endgame. Special tips and shortcuts show you how to assemble your tiles into winning complete sets, with moves that would take years to learn by trial and error. You also learn 24 different variations and versions with colorful names like the Twins of Heaven, the Twins of Hell, the Green Hand, the Nine Lanterns, the Dragon, and three Japanese-style games. (Best of all, you'll learn that strange "bird's 100 intelligences" along the way.) Sterling 64 pages (all in 2-color), 6 5/8 x 8 3/4.
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Reach Mahjong

Author : Jenn Barr
ISBN : 9781935396345
Genre : Games & Activities
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Written by Jenn Barr, the first American to be inducted into the prestigious Japan Professional Mahjong League,Reach Mahjong is the best resource for learning all the tricks of the pros of the game. It makes players out of total beginners, introducing the fascinating world of mahjong, explaining the background, rules, and strategies, and enabling a newbie to participate within hours. For the first time ever, daunting Japanese terms and rules are translated and simplified for the edification of players of all ages. In these pages, Jenn addresses everyone, from novices to experts, so even experience mahjong players will find something new to learn. With full-color illustrations, all the tiles, tools, and hands of the game are easy to recognize and soft on the eyes. Have a seat and get ready to learn a unique hobby that will challenge you and your friends forever. Once you start playing, you'll never want to stop.
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Mahjong Murder

Author : Elgin Lee
ISBN : 9781482898378
Genre : Fiction
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Death after a game of mahjong.....sounds too ridiculous to be true. Yet, the unfortunate victim was old Geraldine, whose wealth was reason enough for murder. Murder indeed occurs, and Andrew Sommers, the nation's best private detective, finds himself in an impossible puzzle, where anybody could have slipped the poison into Geraldine's coffee. As the case progresses, motives are exposed and the members of the proud Farell family begin accusing one another. The suspects involved get more restless and before any solid conclusions can be drawn, another attempt at murder occurs.....
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Unlocking The Secrets Of American Mah Jongg

Author : Debbie Barnett
ISBN : 1733168001
Genre : Games & Activities
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Unlocking the Secrets of American Mah Jongg is a must have for anyone wanting to learn the game or improve their game and is a great teaching companion for the instructor.This step-by-step guide will walk you through the steps needed to learn the American version of Mah Jongg, one of the most complex games played today. Precise, easy-to-follow steps and beautiful illustrations will help you learn the basics of the game including rules, understanding the tiles, playing the game, forming hands, betting, strategies and more. While reading the book you will feel like you have the teacher by your side as she takes you through the journey of mastering the game through her unique style of teaching including tips and tricks she has learned over the years. The book is based on hands used in the 2019 National Mah Jongg League card. Each year when the new card is issued, an updated version or supplement will be available.
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Encyclopedia Of Play In Today S Society

Author : Rodney P. Carlisle
ISBN : 9781452266107
Genre : Education
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CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2009 "This ground-breaking resource is strongly recommended for all libraries and health and welfare institutional depots; essential for university collections, especially those catering to social studies programs." —Library Journal, STARRED Review Children and adults spend a great deal of time in activities we think of as "play," including games, sports, and hobbies. Without thinking about it very deeply, almost everyone would agree that such activities are fun, relaxing, and entertaining. However, play has many purposes that run much deeper than simple entertainment. For children, play has various functions such as competition, following rules, accepting defeat, choosing leaders, exercising leadership, practicing adult roles, and taking risks in order to reap rewards. For adults, many games and sports serve as harmless releases of feelings of aggression, competition, and intergroup hostility. The Encyclopedia of Play in Today's Society explores the concept of play in history and modern society in the United States and internationally. Its scope encompasses leisure and recreational activities of children and adults throughout the ages, from dice games in the Roman Empire to video games today. With more than 450 entries, these two volumes do not include coverage of professional sports and sport teams but, instead, cover the hundreds of games played not to earn a living but as informal activity. All aspects of play—from learning to competition, mastery of nature, socialization, and cooperation—are included. Simply enough, this Encyclopedia explores play played for the fun of it! Key Features Available in both print and electronic formats Provides access to the fascinating literature that has explored questions of psychology, learning theory, game theory, and history in depth Considers the affects of play on child and adult development, particularly on health, creativity, and imagination Contains entries that describe both adult and childhood play and games in dozens of cultures around the world and throughout history Explores the sophisticated analyses of social thinkers such as Huizinga, Vygotsky, and Sutton-Smith, as well as the wide variety of games, toys, sports, and entertainments found around the world Presents cultures as diverse as the ancient Middle East, modern Russia, and China and in nations as far flung as India, Argentina, and France Key Themes Adult Games Board and Card Games Children's Games History of Play Outdoor Games and Amateur Sports Play and Education Play Around the World Psychology of Play Sociology of Play Toys and Business Video and Online Games For a subject we mostly consider light-hearted, play as a research topic has generated an extensive and sophisticated literature, exploring a range of penetrating questions. This two-volume set serves as a general, nontechnical resource for academics, researchers, and students alike. It is an essential addition to any academic library.
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Mahjong From A To Zh

Author : Scott D. Miller
ISBN : 9781300092025
Genre : Games
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From the most common Chinese traditions to the most arcane, this text contains over forty different Mahjong variants with detailed explanations and hand illustrations to appeal to beginners and masters alike. Ever wondered what else these beautiful tiles can do? Also included are games like Meow Meow Mahjong, Sap Tim Pun, Ten Phases, fortune telling and more. Tom Sloper of Sloperama Productions writes "Scott Miller has amassed an impressive amount of information about a great many mah-jongg variants. This is a work that all scholars and researchers of mah-jongg and games will need to add to their libraries. It's a valuable resource that's sure to add some branches to the family tree of mah-jongg."
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