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The Red Dragon & The West Wind: The Winning Guide to Official Chinese & American Mah-Jongg Paperback – June 12, 2007
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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.
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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
This book clarifies any and all questions that arise in playing Mah Jongg! Tom Sloper has addressed subjects that aren't really rules but rather concerns involving other players. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Artkeep
While the history of mah jongg was interesting, an experienced player would have many pages to skip on the play of the game. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Lorraine Darcy
This is a nice reference book if you have to look up something, if there's a dispute during a game. Better for beginners who still aren't familiar with the rules and etiquettes of... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ang Tutube
The book is filled with good information about Mah Jogg and the rules for the various versions of play. Read morePublished 4 months ago by B Whiz
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 5 months 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 8 months ago by Donna Dulick