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Great Mahjong Book

History, Lore, and Play

illustrated ed

€ 21.95

"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.


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
The First Time 9
Introduction: Game of One Hundred Wonders 11
Chapter 1: Unpacking Your Mahjong Set 13
Tiles 14 Dice
18
Counting Sticks
18
Mahjong Racks
21
Ming Box
22
Buying a Mahjong Set
23
Chapter 2: The Basic Rules of Mahjong 29
Winds 29 Sticks
30
Seating Arrangements
30
Building the Wall
31
Distinguishing East
32
Breaking the Wall
32
Dealing the Tiles
33
Goal of the Game
34
Standard Sets for Hands
34
Drawing and Discarding Tiles
37
Extra Tile
37
Waiting Hand
38
Priority
38
Draw
39
End of a Round
39
End of the Game
39
Limit
39
Special Hands
39
Playing with Bonus Tiles
40
Counting, Doubling, and Settling Scores
40
Chapter 3: Old China 51
Seating Arrangements
53
Scoring Sticks
55
Building the Wall
55
Breaking the Wall
55
Doubling Points
56
Limit
57
Special Hands
57
Chapter 4: America 63
All-American
64
Maj
83
Military Mahjong
93
Chapter 5: Japan 97
Traditional Mahjong
99
Riichi
109
Chapter 6: China Today, Including the Chinese Official International Rules, and Other Asian Variants 127
Hong Kong
129
Mahjong with Sixteen Tiles
145
Mahjong with Two Suits
148
Chinese Official International Rules
149
Chapter 7: Great Britain 159
The Court Mahjongs, Too
160
Mahjong Silk Stockings
160
Mahjong Holes
161
Playing Rules
161
Settling Points
164
Tournaments
167
Chapter 8: Holland 169
Playing Rules
174
Settling Points
175
Doubles for All Players
176
Doubles for the Winner
177
Special Hands
177
House Rules
180
Chapter 9: France 183
Playing Rules
184
Settling Points
186
Special Hands
186
Chapter 10: Germany 197
Playing Rules
198
Special Hands
201
Chapter 11: Italy 205
Playing Rules
205
Seating Arrangements
205
Bonus Tiles
205
Announcing a Waiting Hand
206
Counting
206
Doubles for All
206
Doubles for the Winner
206
Special Hands
207
Chapter 12: Never Say Never 209
Five Players
209
Three Players
211
Two Players
212
One Player
213
Killing Time
213
Cards
214
Appendix A: Quick Mahjong Reference 215
Appendix B: Handy Doubling Table for Basic Mahjong 216
Acknowledgments 217
Index 218
Extra informatie: 
Paperback / softback
224 pagina's
Januari 2006
508 gram
229 x 152 x 19 mm
Tuttle Pub us

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