No, It's not a coded message. It's the language of mah jongg, the fascinating game of tiles, luck and skill.
Why do so many people love mah jongg? Above all, it's fun. It's competitive; it's sociable; it requires strategy. It's relaxing...and it's thrilling: there's nothing more exciting than the moment when you can finally say "Mah Jongg"
One of the few books based on the official American rules of play, this is the essential guide for first-time players. It shows you how to decode the colorful tiles; how to set up for a game; hor to start playing; and how to develop winning strategies.
- Step-by-step instructions for game play
- Hands-on "Do it" exercises that will help you learn faster
- Tips and quizzes that make learning easier
- Background on the history of the game and the symbolism of the tiles
- Glossary of mah jongg terms