Unlocking the Secrets of American Mah Jongg: A step-by-step guide on how to play American Mah Jongg

Unlocking the Secrets of American Mah Jongg: A step-by-step guide on how to play American Mah Jongg - Debbie Barnett

Unlocking the Secrets of American Mah Jongg: A step-by-step guide on how to play American Mah Jongg


Unlocking the Secrets of American Mah Jongg is a must have for anyone wanting to learn the game or improve their game and is a great teaching companion for the instructor.

In Unlocking the Secrets of American Mah Jongg you will uncover:

  • Why Mah Jongg is a Family Affair
  • Why Tile Collecting is Tabu
  • The Charleston Brothers, Ralph and Larry
  • The Truth about Dragons
  • The Beginner's Death Trap
  • How Not to Play Dead
  • The True Meaning of PIE

This 154 page step-by-step guide full cover guide will walk you through the steps needed to learn the American version of Mah Jongg, one of the most complex games played today. Precise, easy-to-follow steps and beautiful illustrations will help you learn the basics of the game including rules, understanding the tiles, playing the game, forming hands, betting, strategies and more.

While reading the book you will feel like you have the teacher by your side as she takes you through the journey of mastering the game through her unique style of teaching including tips and tricks she has learned over the years.

The book is based on hands used in the 2019 National Mah Jongg League card. Each year when the new card is issued, an updated version or supplement will be available.

Acknowledgements....................................................................1
Disclaimer...................................................................................2
A Note from the Author...............................................................3
A Brief History of Mah Jongg......................................................7
CHAPTER 1: Getting to Know Your Mah Jongg Set
and Tiles......................................................................................9
Chapter 1 Quiz and Answer Key................................................26
CHAPTER 2: Getting Started.....................................................29
Chapter 2 Quiz and Answer Key................................................36
CHAPTER 3: Learning the Cards and Families - Part I ...........38
Chapter 3 Quiz and Answer Key................................................55
CHAPTER 4: Learning the Cards and Families - Part II...........58
Chapter 4 Quiz and Answer Key................................................67
CHAPTER 5: Learning the Cards and Families - Part III..........69
Chapter 5 Quiz and Answer Key................................................76
CHAPTER 6: Setting Up Your Tiles, Choosing Your Families,
and Dancing the Charleston.......................................................78
Chapter 6 Quiz and Answer Key.................................................95
CHAPTER 7: The Game Begins and Ends Here........................98
Chapter 7 Quiz and Answer Key................................................111
CHAPTER 8: Strategy and Playing Defensively........................114
Chapter 8 Quiz and Answer Key................................................127
CHAPTER 9: Playing for Money, Betting, and Table
Rules..........................................................................................129
Chapter 9 Quiz and Answer Key................................................136
Mah Jongg Glossary of Terms and Table Talk.......................138
A Final Note from the Author......................................................149

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Unlocking the Secrets of American Mah Jongg is a must have for anyone wanting to learn the game or improve their game and is a great teaching companion for the instructor.

In Unlocking the Secrets of American Mah Jongg you will uncover:

  • Why Mah Jongg is a Family Affair
  • Why Tile Collecting is Tabu
  • The Charleston Brothers, Ralph and Larry
  • The Truth about Dragons
  • The Beginner's Death Trap
  • How Not to Play Dead
  • The True Meaning of PIE

This 154 page step-by-step guide full cover guide will walk you through the steps needed to learn the American version of Mah Jongg, one of the most complex games played today. Precise, easy-to-follow steps and beautiful illustrations will help you learn the basics of the game including rules, understanding the tiles, playing the game, forming hands, betting, strategies and more.

While reading the book you will feel like you have the teacher by your side as she takes you through the journey of mastering the game through her unique style of teaching including tips and tricks she has learned over the years.

The book is based on hands used in the 2019 National Mah Jongg League card. Each year when the new card is issued, an updated version or supplement will be available.

Acknowledgements....................................................................1
Disclaimer...................................................................................2
A Note from the Author...............................................................3
A Brief History of Mah Jongg......................................................7
CHAPTER 1: Getting to Know Your Mah Jongg Set
and Tiles......................................................................................9
Chapter 1 Quiz and Answer Key................................................26
CHAPTER 2: Getting Started.....................................................29
Chapter 2 Quiz and Answer Key................................................36
CHAPTER 3: Learning the Cards and Families - Part I ...........38
Chapter 3 Quiz and Answer Key................................................55
CHAPTER 4: Learning the Cards and Families - Part II...........58
Chapter 4 Quiz and Answer Key................................................67
CHAPTER 5: Learning the Cards and Families - Part III..........69
Chapter 5 Quiz and Answer Key................................................76
CHAPTER 6: Setting Up Your Tiles, Choosing Your Families,
and Dancing the Charleston.......................................................78
Chapter 6 Quiz and Answer Key.................................................95
CHAPTER 7: The Game Begins and Ends Here........................98
Chapter 7 Quiz and Answer Key................................................111
CHAPTER 8: Strategy and Playing Defensively........................114
Chapter 8 Quiz and Answer Key................................................127
CHAPTER 9: Playing for Money, Betting, and Table
Rules..........................................................................................129
Chapter 9 Quiz and Answer Key................................................136
Mah Jongg Glossary of Terms and Table Talk.......................138
A Final Note from the Author......................................................149

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