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4.0 out of 5 stars Indispensable resource
The previous review is partially correct but for the most is off-the-mark. A. D. Millington's book, "Complete Book of Mah-Jongg" is the ultimate authority on Classic Chinese mahjong. It is an elegant explanation of an intricate and arcane game. D. B. Prithard's book, "The New Mah Jong" is essentially a graphic codification of the Official Chinese rules of 1998. The two...
Published on 14 May 2008 by Dwight Dekeyser

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2.0 out of 5 stars It's no Millington
The premise for this book is clear - to introduce 'the new mah jong' as codified by the Chinese Government in 1998 and used internationally in 2002. However, the dry and uninspiring text does nothing to sell the new rules - which seem to have ripped out the elegant simplicity of the traditional game and replaced it with tedious rote-learning.

As a substitute, I...
Published on 8 April 2007 by N. Seeber


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars It's no Millington, 8 April 2007
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This review is from: MAHJONG, THE NEW: The International Game (Paperback)
The premise for this book is clear - to introduce 'the new mah jong' as codified by the Chinese Government in 1998 and used internationally in 2002. However, the dry and uninspiring text does nothing to sell the new rules - which seem to have ripped out the elegant simplicity of the traditional game and replaced it with tedious rote-learning.

As a substitute, I would highly recommend Alan D Millington's 'Complete Book of Mah Jongg' for a definitive introduction to the traditional Chinese rules, strategy and philosophy of this fascinating and little-known game.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Indispensable resource, 14 May 2008
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Dwight Dekeyser "Dwight in DC" (Washington, DC USA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: MAHJONG, THE NEW: The International Game (Paperback)
The previous review is partially correct but for the most is off-the-mark. A. D. Millington's book, "Complete Book of Mah-Jongg" is the ultimate authority on Classic Chinese mahjong. It is an elegant explanation of an intricate and arcane game. D. B. Prithard's book, "The New Mah Jong" is essentially a graphic codification of the Official Chinese rules of 1998. The two books are for two different set of rules; in this context any comparison is irrelevant. Prithard's book is dry but it is also concise and clear. At one time, it was the ONLY book to address the Official Chinese rules. Sadly, both books are unavailable in the United States.
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3.0 out of 5 stars OK but, 7 Mar 2013
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Found the principles of this book Ok but a bit lacking in information for the first timer, will have to read a few times
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 15 Sep 2014
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This book should be reissued. The prices are ridiculous. Over 500 pounds for a copy is a scandal!
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