Mah Jong for Beginners is one of the first books to explain the game to English language readers. It remains a classic, both for its authenticity and clarity, and as a wonderful introduction for anyone who wants to know more about the fast-paced and complex game of Mah Jong. It contains everything you need to know to get started playing this Chinese tile game. Drawing directly on the rules and regulations of the Mah Jong Association of Japan, it offers easy-to-follow steps-aided by simple illustrations-that will help both beginners and players get ready for more advanced challenges. Its instructions on play and strategy not only explain the basic rules, but also demonstrate the differences between the many regional variations of the game.