Mah Jong, the ancient game of China, is enjoying another burst of popularity in America, as well as in Asia. Often seen as a mystery to Westerners, Mah Jong includes the combination of skill, chance and social interaction of Western games like dominoes, bridge and dice.
Authors Strauser and Evans unlock this mystery with an easy-to-follow instructional book which outlines the rules and strategy of the game for Westerners. The perfect primer for the new player and a convenient manual for old hands, "Mah Jong, Anyone?" gives basic information on equipment, accessories, terminology, rules of play, scoring, penalties and bonuses. Experienced Mah Jong players will especially welcome the section on special hands.
This 64-page hardcover book includes color photos throughout.
Kitty Strauser of Baltimore, MD and Lucille Evans of New York, NY traveled throughout America and Asia, following their husbands from one military assignment to another, for years. During this time they both played Mah Jong and organized groups wherever they were stationed.