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The Mah Jong Player's Companion Paperback – April 1, 2001


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia (April 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743212886
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743212885
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.3 x 5.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #238,239 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Patricia Thompson and Betty Maloney are well established experts in Mah Jong and have written several books on the game. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

Customer Reviews

Everyone in my group loves this book!
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THE MAH JONG PLAYER'S COMPANION is an excellent book for beginners and beyond.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Lady McTeach on February 26, 2005
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This book has COLOR pictures of all the hands I knew and then some! The group I taught to play fell in love with this book, although it has slowed down play as everyone looks up new hands to try. I love all three of Thompson & Maloney's mah jong books. This is truely for the die hard fan of the game who is always looking for a new hand as well as for the slightly advanced beginner. Seeing the hands helps. The book also breaks the hands into a short list used to start with and then a longer list of even more beautiful mah jong hands.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Judith Tuttle on June 26, 2007
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I thought this book would help me understand the American version of Mah better and it did not. It lists many hands and the hands are titled ... but his means nothing to someone who only plays the American version who purchases a new card each year. That said, I am sure it is my ignorance in not knowing what was meant by the title...I am sure this book would be helpful to those playing the game perhaps known as Chinese Mah...and has information on scoring that I didn't know existed. Again, this is probably due to my ignorance of the game but I would never have purchased it had I known it was different than the American version. In a nutshell, had I read the reviews I would have known this and not purchased the book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Shirley M. on October 26, 2009
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I am a beginner to Mahjong and this book may be a little advanced for me, but it is handy to have as a reference. We play a very simple version on Mahjong until we get better, but I was able to play one of the hands from this book the first time out. Everything is clearly illustrated.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Laurie Stanley on December 17, 2009
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As neophytes at the game of Western Mah Jong, the four of us at the table often play with a copy of The Mah Jong Player's Companion in our laps. The colored pictures are extremely helpful when trying to formulate a hand or when trying to change one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Riley on February 8, 2012
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This is an excellent source of info. We spend some time teaching new players and they all want to own their own book! We were very happy to be able to purchase some and the price is right!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Myra on September 20, 2011
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THE MAH JONG PLAYER'S COMPANION is an excellent book for beginners and beyond.

All hands are shown in colour making it easy to understand as well as it is indexed so you can look up hands that can be made from tiles you have been dealt.

It includes scoring and strategies on how to place your tiles so others don't predict your hand. It includes organising a tournament and answers questions to the rules of the game.

The index is divided conveniently into RUNS, CHOWS, PAIRS, WINDS, DRAGONS, BAMBOO CHARACTER AND CIRCLE SUITS, and many more. I would highly recommend this book for new comers to Mah Jong.
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By Lakeladyjake on March 14, 2014
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Bought this item as a gift. It was a big hit. She took this book to her next Mah Jong club meeting, and she said everyone enjoyed looking at the sample "plays". Glad I bought this item.
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By Julie Olson on February 11, 2014
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replacement for previous book so it was just what I expected when I ordered it. Did not get the other book but that is okay,
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