The Complete Book of Mah Jongg: An Illustrated Guide to the by Amy Lo

By Amy Lo

Master the exhilarating video game of Mahjong with this introductory guide.

Originally performed with playing cards, after which items carved from ivory or bamboo, the chinese language online game of Mahjong or "Mah Jongg" is easily over one thousand years outdated. acknowledged to have originated within the court docket of the Emperor of Wu, for hundreds of years Mahjong remained a diversion completely for the royal category of China. Mahjong has been known as "the video game of 100 intelligences." while performed by means of specialists it may be quickly and subtle—even tough to stick to. writer Amy Lo, with the assistance and session of many grasp Mahjong gamers of alternative different types of the sport, comes The whole publication of Mah Jong.

This entire, easy-to-follow tutorial mahjong instruction manual contains over one hundred fifty full-color pictures and illustrations to introduce gamers to this alluring video game. this can be the 1st Mahjong e-book to completely disguise the Cantonese or "old rules" online game. it is also the entire preferred diversifications, equivalent to the Shanghai online game, the 16-tile or Taiwanese video game and the 12-tile online game. incorporated are the foundations, strategies, concepts, process and the rituals merely the main skilled avid gamers know.

This Mahjong e-book includes:

• Easy-to-follow instructions
• Full-color illustrations and photographs
• guideline on:

• genuine chinese language Mahjong play
• Cantonese Mahjong play
• Shanghai Mahjong play
• American Mahjong play
• The 12-tile types of the game
The entire booklet of Mah Jong is the precise advisor for all ability degrees to profit the various forms of Mahjong—from Mahjong newcomers to professionals.

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2 Long or Short Hand (Dai Sheong Kung, Siu Sheong Kung) If, during a game, a player finds that his or her playing hand is either more, or less, than 13 tiles, the player is not allowed to discard the excessive tile or to draw a make-up tile to complete the hand. Instead, he or she must continue to play by drawing and discarding tiles as usual until the game is over. This player must be careful in discarding tiles. To avoid losing to a high-scoring hand, he or she should discard only nonmatching tiles to other players, in the hope that no opponent will win the game by claiming one of the discards.

5 Circle tile, which is the make-up tile selfdrawn after a Gong. It forms a Sequence with a No. 4 Circle tile and a No. 6 Circle tile. indd 53 2/9/15 12:43 pm The Complete Book of Mah Jongg SIX FANS 6A Dai Sam Yuen – Grand 3 Chiefs A winning hand containing three Triplets of Dragon tiles. 6B Siu Sei Hei – Junior 4 Happiness A winning hand containing three Triplets and a pair of Eyes, all composed of Wind tiles. 6C Ching Yat Sik – Pure One Suit A winning hand consisting solely of Common tiles in any one suit.

1 tile or a No. 4 tile subsequently discarded by the next players until after you have made a discard yourself. In the Taiwanese Game, if a player misses a chance to claim a discard to declare a win, or discards a Winning Tile by mistake, he or she is not permitted to declare a win by claiming the same tile until making a discard, regardless of whether that same tile is a subsequent discard or a self-drawn tile. 9 The Dealer and the Duration of a Game Each hand of the game always has a Dealer. The Dealer will keep the role until another player wins a hand.

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