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"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
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.
Great condition and a must have book for experienced MJ players to learn about the history of the game.Published 15 days ago by Helen Tilden
I loved the history and lore. The details of play in various countries was enlightening. I would have liked more on playing with "the card."Published 16 months ago by Vivian Makosky
This is a well written book with many different styles of play discussed. I learned the version we play is different than anything discussed in this book but as long as we keep... Read morePublished 21 months ago by IG/Ork 40K'er
Many of the illustrations have nothing to do with the text they are surrounded by. I found it confusing. Read morePublished on August 6, 2013 by Biohazard
I bought this book out of curiosity more than anything else. It's not a bad book on Mahjong by far, yet I felt the history section should have been beefed up a little. Read morePublished on May 12, 2013 by Mr. Colin Mcelhatton
This has so much information for the mah jongg player. I also bought one for a friend who is a player.Published on February 13, 2013 by Judith Ford
I thought the book would have instructions for playing mahjong, but it doesn't, it is more of a history of mj and a description of various types of mj played around the world. Read morePublished on December 21, 2011 by dee