The Little Book of Mahjong: Learn How to Play, Score, and Win
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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Distributing the Tiles
American MahjongThe Charleston
Scoring the Hand
Finding Your Category
American MahjongStrategy During the Game
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16 points 24 points 88 points American Mahjong Bam1 Bam2 Bam3 Bam4 Bams Blind Pass bonus tiles call a discard Chows Chow Concealed Hand Concealed Kong Crak4 Craks dealer declare Mahjong Dragon Pung East face-up final tile Flowers four copies four sets four tiles four Winds Green Dragon Honor tiles identical tiles International Mahjong International Rules International Scoring Joker last tile Mah-Jongg Mahjong Solitaire Melded Pung Mixed Shifted Chow Mixed Triple Chow number of tiles options play player pays points 1 point points 12 Prevailing Wind Pungs or Kongs Pungs Pung Pure Triple Chow recently discarded tile Red Dragon replacement tile Robbing the Kong safe discard scorecard Seat Wind Second Charleston self-draw Short Straight single tiles special hands starting wall strategy suit e.g. Terminal Chows Three Chows three main suits three suits tile you need turn variants White Dragon winning hand winning tile worth you’re Yumen