Synopses & Reviews
The perfect introduction for beginners and an excellent reference for expert players, The Red Dragon & The West Wind
is a complete guide to mah-jongg, the classic game of strategy and subterfuge. Covering all aspects of the two most important varieties, official Chinese and American, the book reveals the true history and origin of the game. Tom Sloper also includes information on rules of play, ways to win, and essential errors to avoid as well as the etiquette to follow during a game.
Written by acclaimed expert Tom Sloper, The Red Dragon & The West Wind is the essential book for anyone who wants to have fun—and win—while playing mah-jongg.
The Red Dragon & The West Wind is the perfect introduction to this ancient game of strategy and subterfuge, covering all aspects of the two most common varieties, American and Chinese, along with an overview of other global approaches.
The book begins with the history and origin and moves on to the rules of play and ways to win and avoid essential errors as well as the etiquette to follow. With everything from clear instructions on dealing, building, and distributing tiles to a look at the history and future of the game, this is the essential book for anyone who wants to have fun–and win–while playing mah–jongg.
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.