Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
The Red Dragon & The West Wind: The Winning Guide to Official Chinese & American Mah-Jongg Paperback – June 12, 2007
|New from||Used from|
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
About the Author
Game designer and producer Tom Sloper has lectured at the Smithsonian and written extensively on the traditional game of mah-jongg. The author of the mahjong newsgroup Frequently Asked Questions, he lives in Los Angeles.
More About the Author
Top Customer Reviews
"Declaring a pung more than 3 seconds after a tile was discarded is penalized first by a warning; a second occurrence penalized by loss of 5 points." p.143
"If you find yourself struggling with a jumble of disassociated tiles...others will start to cough, Roll their eyes, and drum their fingernails impatiently. If this happens pass any three tiles. Just try not to let any more fingernails drum, eyes roll, any more throats to tighten into subtle coughs...The beginner who tries to win may win a few times, but they won't be invited back to play again" p.110.
"Do not carry on a conversation while playing. Don't fidget. Don't be the slowest playing at the table. Pay attention and act when you are supposed to act" p.202
I give this book two stars because it is appropriate as a rule book in the event that a question arises during play, but that is all. Learning to play with this book would only lead the beginner to feel frustrated and ultimately unwelcome at the table of those who already know how to play.Read more ›
Tom Sloper is the undeniable world authority on all things mahjong. He plays in championship tournaments all over the globe, was producer of a computer mahjong game, moderates a mahjong newsgroup, and maintains the Internet's most authoritative mahjong website.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Inexpensive and arrived in a very timely fashion. Content was just as advertised. Very instructive. Should have ordered this BEFORE starting to play Mah Jongg. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Brett Halvorson
I bought this book to learn what a mish was and whether it was necessary in this game. Book may be be helpful as I continue the game, but it was hard to find what I was looking... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Donna Dulick
This book was almost useless. I know how to play mah jongg bu I thought I might get some good tips on strategy because it got so many positive reviews. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jeanneinnyc
Immensely logical and very helpful. Tom Sloper writes very clear rules and more importantly emphasizes the importance of good sportsmanship and harmony of all who play Mah Jongg.Published 3 months ago by Winifred Bellido
I received this book this morning and can't wiat to look at it. I enjoy Mah Jongg very much and I know I will get more knowledgeable from reading this book. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Betty M.Bray
i don't play American mahjong. I wanted a book with more strategy That said, this book is the best I've found so far about mahjong. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Bootsie