Play American Mah Jongg Kit

Play American Mah Jongg  Kit Author Elaine Sandberg
ISBN-10 9781462916412
Year 2014-11-11
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
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Learn and play the fascinating game of Mahjong with this comprehensive kit. Mahjong or "Mah Jongg" is not called "The Game of a Thousand Intellingences" for nothing. It's relaxing, social, and allows people to focus on something completely unrelated to everyday concerns. And it's thrilling—there's nothing more exciting than when, with your heart racing, your adrenaline pumping, and your palms sweating, you call "Mahjong!" Play American Mah Jongg! kit contains a complete deck of 152 full-color, durable Mahjong playing cards, along with the best-selling book A Beginner's Guide to American Mah Jongg by Elaine Sandberg. The included full-color paperback book, A Beginner's Guide to American Mah Jongg features color text to clearly show various hands and tiles. It is the only book available which is specifically geared toward American Mahjong and follows the official National Mah Jongg League rules. It offers first-time players an easy-to-follow guide to this complex game. Play American Mah Jongg! kit is ideal for beginner and experienced players alike and can be enjoyed both at home and for travel. This Mahjong kit contains: 96 page, full-color book Simple instructions and clear diagrams 152 Mahjong tiles

Winning American Mah Jongg Strategies

Winning American Mah Jongg Strategies Author Elaine Sandberg
ISBN-10 9781462908431
Year 2012-08-07
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
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Master the fascinating and rewarding game of American Mahjong with this guide for beginners. "Strategies, strategies, strategies! If I only knew more strategies I could win more games!" is the frequent lament of beginning Mahjong players. Following up on the success of her acclaimed book, A Beginner's Guide to American Mah Jongg, bestselling author Elaine Sandberg's new book offers novice players the advice they need to excel at the game of Mahjong. Winning American Mah Jongg Strategies: A Guide for the Novice Player is the strategy guidebook that provides American Mahjongg beginners with the practical information they need to build hands, improve game-play skills, strategize, and win! This easy-to-follow, comprehensive book teaches players how to overcome common difficulties and provides the knowledge to sharpen strategic skills and increase win ratios. By showing beginners how to see and utilize different strategic elements and scenarios, players learn how to elevate their skills. Challenges covered in this Mahjongg book include: Finding the best hand The use of defensive tools To Expose or not to Expose and why Determining an opponent's hand And many more… Winning American Mah Jongg Strategies is a gem of a book that is the perfect gift for Mahjong players of all ages!

Let s Play Modern American Mah Jongg Second Edition

Let s Play Modern American Mah Jongg   Second Edition Author Stacey Rea
ISBN-10 0996750711
Year 2017-01-01
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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Learn Mah Jongg with a flip of a page! This 5" x 8" 20 page, full color flipbook printed on heavy-duty, U-V coated paper is designed for beginning and intermediate players of modern American Mah Jongg. We finally have the perfect tool at our fingertips. Sharpen your skills and build your confidence with this handy, user-friendly flipbook reference guide. Now with tips from seasoned players.

Mah Jongg The Art of the Game

Mah Jongg  The Art of the Game Author Ann Israel
ISBN-10 9781462915279
Year 2014-11-18
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
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"I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Whether used as a reference or a beautiful keepsake, it's a very worthy addition to the world of Mah Jongg." —Ruth Unger, President, National Mah Jongg League This is the first book to fully capture the story of the exotic and exciting game of Mahjong or "Mah Jongg", offering an intimate look at the history of the game as well as the visual beauty of the tiles. When authors Ann Israel and Gregg Swain began playing Mahjong, they were unaware of the vintage collections that existed not only in the United States but also across the globe. Slowly, they started to collect their own sets of Mahjong and as their collections grew, so did their appreciation of the history of, and interest in, the game. Finding few references, Israel and Swain set out to create a book that chronicles the early beginnings of the game and documents Mahjong sets from the most basic, made simply of paper, to the most precious materials such as ivory and mother-of-pearl. Recognized and respected scholars and game experts have collaborated with Israel and Swain, contributing important chapters on the game's history and its pieces as well as technical information on the tiles. Lastly, great collectors from around the globe have shared their incredible sets and memories for the first time in one book for everyone to enjoy. With hundreds of beautiful new images by renowned photographer Michel Arnaud, and including historical documentation and ephemera, Mah Jongg: The Art of the Game fills the void between the past's and today's game, providing vision, inspiration and resources. Anyone who has ever been intrigued by a Mahjong tile will find in these pages visually stunning photographs that will entice them into becoming an enthusiast of the timeless game of Mahjong.

The Red Dragon The West Wind

The Red Dragon   The West Wind Author Tom Sloper
ISBN-10 9780061906121
Year 2009-04-21
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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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.

A Hologram for the King

A Hologram for the King Author Dave Eggers
ISBN-10 9780241964347
Year 2013-02-07
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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New from Dave Eggers, National Book Award finalist A Hologram for the King In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter's college tuition, and finally do something great. In A Hologram for the King, Dave Eggers takes us around the world to show how one man fights to hold himself and his splintering family together in the face of the global economy's gale-force winds. This taut, richly layered, and elegiac novel is a powerful evocation of our contemporary moment - and a moving story of how we got here. 'A master of the surprising metaphor, Eggers's great skill is in tracking the exuberant chaos of thought, with all its sudden poignancies and unexpected joys' Daily Telegraph 'Among the most influential writers in the English language' GQ 'Eggers can write like an angel' Tablet

Book of Mah Jong

Book of Mah Jong Author Amy Lo
ISBN-10 9781462914029
Year 2013-12-21
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
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Master the exhilarating game of Mahjong with this introductory guide. Said to have originated in the court of the Emperor of Wu, for centuries Mahjong remained a diversion exclusively for the royal class of China. Mahjong has been called "the game of a hundred intelligences." When played by experts it can be fast and subtle—even difficult to follow. Author Amy Lo, with the help and consultation of many master Mahjong players of different forms of the game, comes The Book of Mah Jong. This complete, easy-to-follow instructional mahjong handbook includes over 150 full-color photographs and illustrations to introduce players to this captivating game. This is the first Mahjong book to fully cover the Cantonese or "old rules" game. It also includes all of the most popular variations, such as the Shanghai game, the 16-tile or Taiwanese game and the 12-tile game. Included are the rules, tactics, techniques, strategy and the rituals only the most experienced players know. This Mahjong book includes: 112 page, full-color book Easy-to-follow instructions Full-color illustrations and photographs Instruction on authentic Chinese Mahjong Cantonese, Shanghai, and 12-tile versions of the game The Book of Mah Jong is the perfect guide for all skill levels to learn Mahjong.

Codes Ciphers and Secret Writing

Codes  Ciphers and Secret Writing Author Martin Gardner
ISBN-10 9780486320311
Year 2013-04-10
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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Cipher and decipher codes: transposition and polyalphabetical ciphers, famous codes, typewriter and telephone codes, codes that use playing cards, knots, and swizzle sticks . . . even invisible writing and sending messages through space. 45 diagrams.

Let s Pretend This Never Happened

Let s Pretend This Never Happened Author Jenny Lawson
ISBN-10 9781101573082
Year 2012-04-17
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Furiously Happy... When Jenny Lawson was little, all she ever wanted was to fit in. That dream was cut short by her fantastically unbalanced father and a morbidly eccentric childhood. It did, however, open up an opportunity for Lawson to find the humor in the strange shame-spiral that is her life, and we are all the better for it. In the irreverent Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, Lawson’s long-suffering husband and sweet daughter help her uncover the surprising discovery that the most terribly human moments—the ones we want to pretend never happened—are the very same moments that make us the people we are today. For every intellectual misfit who thought they were the only ones to think the things that Lawson dares to say out loud, this is a poignant and hysterical look at the dark, disturbing, yet wonderful moments of our lives. Includes a new chapter! Readers Guide Inside From the Trade Paperback edition.

SuperBetter

SuperBetter Author Jane McGonigal
ISBN-10 9780698185500
Year 2015-09-15
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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An innovative guide to living gamefully, based on the program that has already helped nearly half a million people achieve remarkable personal growth In 2009, internationally renowned game designer Jane McGonigal suffered a severe concussion. Unable to think clearly or work or even get out of bed, she became anxious and depressed, even suicidal. But rather than let herself sink further, she decided to get better by doing what she does best: she turned her recovery process into a resilience-building game. What started as a simple motivational exercise quickly became a set of rules for “post-traumatic growth” that she shared on her blog. These rules led to a digital game and a major research study with the National Institutes of Health. Today nearly half a million people have played SuperBetter to get stronger, happier, and healthier. But the life-changing ideas behind SuperBetter are much bigger than just one game. In this book, McGonigal reveals a decade’s worth of scientific research into the ways all games—including videogames, sports, and puzzles—change how we respond to stress, challenge, and pain. She explains how we can cultivate new powers of recovery and resilience in everyday life simply by adopting a more “gameful” mind-set. Being gameful means bringing the same psychological strengths we naturally display when we play games—such as optimism, creativity, courage, and determination—to real-world goals. Drawing on hundreds of studies, McGonigal shows that getting superbetter is as simple as tapping into the three core psychological strengths that games help you build: • Your ability to control your attention, and therefore your thoughts and feelings • Your power to turn anyone into a potential ally, and to strengthen your existing relationships • Your natural capacity to motivate yourself and super-charge your heroic qualities, like willpower, compassion, and determination SuperBetter contains nearly 100 playful challenges anyone can undertake in order to build these gameful strengths. It includes stories and data from people who have used the SuperBetter method to get stronger in the face of illness, injury, and other major setbacks, as well as to achieve goals like losing weight, running a marathon, and finding a new job. As inspiring as it is down to earth, and grounded in rigorous research, SuperBetter is a proven game plan for a better life. You’ll never say that something is “just a game” again. From the Hardcover edition.

Winning American Mah Jongg Strategies

Winning American Mah Jongg Strategies Author Elaine Sandberg
ISBN-10 0804842345
Year 2012-03-10
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
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Master the fascinating and rewarding game of American Mahjong with this guide for beginners. "Strategies, strategies, strategies! If I only knew more strategies I could win more games!" is the frequent lament of beginning Mahjong players. Following up on the success of her acclaimed book, A Beginner's Guide to American Mah Jongg, bestselling author Elaine Sandberg's new book offers novice players the advice they need to excel at the game of Mahjong. Winning American Mah Jongg Strategies: A Guide for the Novice Player is the strategy guidebook that provides American Mahjongg beginners with the practical information they need to build hands, improve game-play skills, strategize, and win! This easy-to-follow, comprehensive book teaches players how to overcome common difficulties and provides the knowledge to sharpen strategic skills and increase win ratios. By showing beginners how to see and utilize different strategic elements and scenarios, players learn how to elevate their skills and increase their wins. Challenges covered in this Mahjongg book include: Finding the best hand The use of defensive tools To Expose or not to Expose and why Determining an opponents hand And many more… Winning American Mah Jongg Strategies is a gem of a book that is the perfect gift for Mahjong players of all ages!

Thrown

Thrown Author Kerry Howley
ISBN-10 9780241207284
Year 2015-05-07
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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Thrown is Kerry Howley's knock-out debut and a unique journey into the world of Mixed Martial Arts fighting. In this darkly funny work of literary reportage, narrated by an excitable, semi-fictionalized graduate student named Kit, a bookish young woman insinuates herself into the lives of two cage fighters - one a young prodigy, the other an aging journeyman. Kerry Howley follows these men for three years through the bloody world of mixed martial arts as they starve themselves, break bones, fail their families and form new ones in the quest to rise from remote Midwestern fairgrounds to packed Vegas arenas. With penetrating intelligence and wry humor, Howley exposes the profundities and absurdities of this American subculture. 'The most fascinating book I've read this year. The precision of Howley's prose reminds me of Joan Didion or David Foster Wallace' Time 'A poetic portrait of a bloody American subculture' O, The Oprah Magazine 'The fight book of our generation has landed . . . a fantastic debut' The Week 'Compulsively readable' The New York Times

Backgammon For Dummies

Backgammon For Dummies Author Chris Bray
ISBN-10 9781119996743
Year 2011-02-14
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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A comprehensive and fun guide to Backgammon! Backgammon is one of the oldest games in the world, the origins of which date back some 5000 years – and it's still going strong. It enjoyed a huge resurgence in the 1970s, and then again in the 1990s with the popularity of the Internet, where millions of people play tournaments online every day. Today, backgammon's following in the UK is huge, with a dedicated British Isles Backgammon Association, and hundreds of face-to-face tournaments taking place across the UK every year. In this book, backgammon expert Chris Bray walks you through the basics of setting up a board, opening strategies, middle and end-game tactics, and tips on when to make key moves. You'll also get to grips with basic probabilities, the doubling cube and the 25% rule. And if you want to take your gaming further, there's plenty of advice to get you started in tournament backgammon, as well as playing online. Suitable for both beginners and experienced player looking for more tips and techniques, Backgammon For Dummies includes coverage on: Starting and Playing the Game Handling the Middle Game Bearing Off (The Last Lap) Varying the Play About the author

Play It Loud

Play It Loud Author Brad Tolinski
ISBN-10 9780385541008
Year 2016-10-25
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Doubleday
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"Every guitar player will want to read this book twice. And even the casual music fan will find a thrilling narrative that weaves together cultural history, musical history, race, politics, business case studies, advertising, and technological discovery." —Daniel Levitin, Wall Street Journal An unprecedented history of the electric guitar, its explosive impact on music and culture, and the players and builders who brought it to life For generations the electric guitar has been an international symbol of freedom, danger, rebellion, and hedonism. In Play It Loud, veteran music journalists Brad Tolinski and Alan di Perna bring the history of this iconic instrument to roaring life. It's a story of inventors and iconoclasts, of scam artists, prodigies, and mythologizers as varied and original as the instruments they spawned. Play It Loud uses twelve landmark guitars—each of them artistic milestones in their own right—to illustrate the conflict and passion the instruments have inspired. It introduces Leo Fender, a man who couldn't play a note but whose innovations helped transform the guitar into the explosive sound machine it is today. Some of the most significant social movements of the twentieth century are indebted to the guitar: It was an essential element in the fight for racial equality in the entertainment industry; a mirror to the rise of the teenager as social force; a linchpin of punk's sound and ethos. And today the guitar has come full circle, with contemporary titans such as Jack White of The White Stripes, Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent), and Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys bringing some of the earliest electric guitar forms back to the limelight. Featuring interviews with Les Paul, Keith Richards, Carlos Santana, Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, and dozens more players and creators, Play It Loud is the story of how a band of innovators transformed an idea into a revolution. From the Hardcover edition.

Happy New Year Julie

Happy New Year  Julie Author Megan McDonald
ISBN-10 1593692919
Year 2007
Pages 76
Language en
Publisher Amer Girl Pub
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When the Albrights are invited to the Lings' Chinese New Year banquet, Julie worries about how the two families will get along. Simultaneous.