MAH JONG E RUMMIKUB
A metà strada fra un gioco di carte e un gioco di domino, il Mah Jong ha prodotto una discreta bibliografia, che qui si è cercato di replicare (almeno con i testi più significativi). Questo gioco ha ricevuto nuovo impulso nel 1998, grazie alla codificazione di un regolamento internazionale promosso dalle autorità cinesi, in forza al diritto di precedenza: una versione che ritiene elementi tradizionali ma semplifica riti e punteggi, rendendolo più immediato e chiaro. Meritevole! Il Rummikub, che in quanto materiale precede la sua denominazione, è presente con l'unico libro reperito.

MAH JONG
...STORIA/COLLEZIONISMO
Israel A.M./Swain G.
MAH JONGG. THE ART OF THE GAME
Tuttle, Tokyo, 2014, 192p.
Foreword (M. Stern) | Introduction | 1. Stanwick M. A brief history of Mah Jongg | 2. Sloper T. Mr. Babcock invents Mah-Jongg | 3. Swain B. Paper Mah Jongg sets | 4. Bamboo and wood | 5. Bakelite and catalin | 6. Pyralin and french ivory | 7. Hartman K. Chinese bakelite | 8. Common metals, rubber and unknowns | 9. Gallo D. Bone and bamboo | 10. Precious materials | 11. Price B. The arte of the box | 12. Mah Jongg madness | Glossary | Biographies | Acknowledgments | Sources | Photo credits
Fotografo: M. Arnaud.
...TESTI STORICI
Culin S.
THE GAME OF MAH-JONG
Brooklyn Museum Quarterly [XI, October 1924, 153-168pp.]
...MANUALI GENERALI
Cavallaro C./Luu A.
MAH-JONGG FROM SHANGHAI TO MIAMI BEACH
Chronicle Books, San Francisco, USA, c2005, 175p.
Introduction. Mah-jongg: so old so new | 1. Shanghai to Miami Beach | 2. Tiles, sets and tchotchkes | 3. The traditional Chinese and American games | Resources | Acknowledgments | About the authors
Libro interamente a colori.
Millington A.D.
THE COMPLETE BOOK OF MAH-JONGG ♜
Barker, London, 1987, VIII-200p.
Foreword (D. Pritchard) | 1. Introduction | 2. Preliminaries | 3. The rules of Mah-Jongg | 4. Luck and skill in Mah-Jongg | 5. Philosophy and symbolism in Mah-Jongg | 6. The history of Mah-Jongg | 7. Rival forms of Mah-Jongg | Appendix A. Chinese glossary | B. English glossary | C. Summary of the scoring rules | D. Bibliography
Pubblicato la prima volta nel 1977.
Pritchard D.
PLAY AND WIN MAH-JONG
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 2013, XII-206p.
Introduction | 1. The Mah-Jong set | 2. Preliminaries | 3. Playing the game | 4. Scoring and settlement | 5. Special hands | 6. Infringements and penalties | 7. Elementary strategy | 8. Advanced strategy | 9. Mah-Jong for two, three, five or six players | 10. Chinese official international rules | 11. American Mah-Jong | 12. Japanese Mah-Jong | 13. Other variant forms | 14. Mah-Jong cards | 15. Mah-Jong on computers and the internet | 16. History | Resources | Glossary | Index
Prima edizione: 2001.
Rep J.
THE GREAT MAHJONG BOOK. HISTORY, LORE, AND PLAY [HET GROOT MAHJONG BOEK]
Tuttle/Periplus, North Clarendon, USA, 2007, 224p.
The first time | Introduction: game of one hundred wonders | 1. Unpacking your Mahjong set | 2. The basic rules of Mahjong | 3. Old China | 4. America | 5. Japan | 6. China today, including the Chinese official international rules, and other Asian variants | 7. Great Britain | 8. Holland | 9. France | 10. Germany | 11. Italy | 12. Never say never | Appendix A. Quick Mahjong reference | B. Handy doubling table for basic Mahjong | Acknowledgments | Index
Sloper T.
THE RED DRAGON & THE WEST WIND
HarperCollins, New York, 2007, X-262p.
Introduction | 1. History of Mah-jongg | 2. Mah-jongg basics | 3. American Mah-jongg | 4. Chinese official Mah-jongg | Appendix A. Where a buy a Mah-jongg set & what not to buy | B. How to order a card for American Mah-jongg | C. Playing Mah-jongg on the computer & on the internet | D. General principles for resolving disagree-ments or errors | E. Other popular Mah-jongg variants | F. Glossary of Mahjong terms | G. Chinese official Mahjong scoring at a glance | Index
Sottititolo: "The winning guide to official Chinese & American Mahjongg". Contiene 8 pagine a colori fuori testo.
...STILE CINESE
Li D.H.
THE HAPPY GAME OF MAH-JONG
Premier, Bethesda, USA, 1994, 136p.
Preface | 1. The happy game of Mah-jong: an introduction | 2. Basic suits in Mah-jong | 3. Super suits in Mah-jong | 4. A winning hand in Mah-jong | 5. Basic scoring in Mah-jong | 6. Readying to play Mah-jong | 7. A Mah-jong hand in action | 8. Scoring in Mah-jong: special situations | 9. Defensive play in Mah-jong | 10. Etiquette of Mah-jong playing | Epilogue | Annex A. Procedures of playing Mah-jong: a summary | B. Scoring in Mah-jong: a summary listing | C. Answers to exercises | D. Glossary
Lo A.
THE BOOK OF MAH JONG. AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE
Tuttle, Boston-Tokyo, 2001, XII-112p.
Introduction | 1. The game of Mahjong | 2. The Cantonese game | 3. Basic strategy | 4. Courtesies | 5. The Shanghai game | 6. The 12-tile game | 7. The 16-tile or Taiwanese game
Lo A.
THE COMPLETE BOOK OF MAH JONGG ♜
Tuttle, Tokyo, 2001, 192p.
Mah Jongg, the people's game | Introduction | 1. The gme of Mah Jongg | 2. The Cantonese game | 3. Basic strategy | 4. Courtesies | 5. The Shanghai game | 6. The 12-tile game | 7. The 16-tile or Taiwanese game | 8. The American game | 9. The International game | 10. The Shenzen game | 11. The People's game
Ampliamento del precedente, ma data del copyright invariata.
HOW TO PLAY CHINESE MAHJONG
Yellow Mountains Imports, Alhambra, USA, 2006, 18p.
Introduction | Identify your tiles | Identify all the other playing pieces | Get started playing! | Play in rounds | Scoring | Scoring examples | Recommended reading and resources
...STILE INTERNAZIONALE
Pritchard D.B.
THE NEW MAHJONG
Elliott Right Way, UK, 2004, 125p.
Foreword (H. Okuma) | Introduction | The First World Mahjong Championship | 1. Fundamentals | 2. The scoring hands | 3. Know your hand | 4. Scoring your hand | 5. Planning your hand | Glossary | Index of hands
...STILE GIAPPONESE
Kanai S./Farrell M.
MAH JONG FOR BEGINNERS. BASED ON THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE MAH JONG ASSOCIATION OF JAPAN
Tuttle, Tokyo, 1997, VI-64p.
Preface | I. Rules and procedure | II. Strategy | Supplementary
Noss Whitney E.
A MAH JONG HANDBOOK
Tuttle, Tokyo, 1999, 176p.
Introduction | I. The official game | 1. The Mah jong set | 2. Preliminaries | 3. Playing | 4. Scoring | II. Alternatives, variations, and additions | 1. The Mah jong set | 2. Preliminaries | 3. Playing | 4. Scoring | 5. American scoring rules | III. Strategy | 1. Luck and skill | 2. Offensive strategy | 3. Defensive strategy | Glossary-Index
...STILE AMERICANO [USA]
Sandberg E.
A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO AMERICAN MAH JONGG
Tuttle/Periplus, North Clarendon, USA, 2007, 124p.
[I wish to extend] | Foreword (T. Sloper) | How to use this book | 1. What is Mah Jongg? Introduction to the game | 2. Unraveling the mistery of the tiles | 3. Cracking the code | 4. Construction project: the wall | 5. What do I do now? How to select your hand | 6. Cha, cha Charleston | 7. The play's the thing | 8. Play to win: strategies | Appendix A. Mah Jongg sets: where to purchase a set & how to update old sets | B. How to obtain Mah Jongg cards | Glossary
Contiene 4 pagine da ritagliare che riportano le "Official standard hands and rules, 2004", della National Mah Jongg League, Inc.
Strauser K./Evans L.
MAH JONG, ANYONE?
Tuttle, Tokyo, 1998, 59p.
Preface | I. [The game] | Equipment and accessories | Preparation for the game | Basic hands | Playing the game | Going Mah jong | Scoring | Settling stakes | Dead hands | Penalties | Two-handed Mah jong | Three-handed Mah jong | II. Special hands
Thompson P.A./Maloney B.
THE GAME OF MAH JONG ILLUSTRATED
Kangaroo, East Roseville, Australia, 1999, 64p.
Acknowledgments | Introduction | The tiles | The set | The scoring group | Background to the game | The objective | Let's play | Scoring | The chinese game | Mah jong terms | Teaching children | Special hands | Further variations of special hands | Synopsis of special hands | The game in brief | Tournament play | Bibliography | Index
Thompson P.A./Maloney B.
IMPROVE YOUR MAH JONG. WITH CALCULATOR
Kangaroo, East Roseville, Australia, 1991, 64p.
Foreword | Acknowledgments | Introduction | The Mah jong set | Definitions | I. The Chinese game | II. The Western game | Club organisation | Ethics and etiquette | Suggestions to those wishing to teach | Indexes
Contiene uno speciale regolo.
HOW TO PLAY AMERICAN MAHJONG
Yellow Mountains Imports, Alhambra, USA, 2006, 14p.
Introduction | Step 1: identify your tiles | Step 2: identify all the other playing pieces | Step 3: get started playing | Step 4: play in rounds | Step 5: scoring | Glossary | Mahjong sample score card
LET'S PLAY MAH JONGG
US & Canada National Mah Jongg League, New York, 1976, 28p.
Sottotitolo: "Instruction book with playing kards or chinese tiles".
...ALTRI STILI O STILI NON SPECIFICATI
Bendix H.
LEHRBUCH DES MAH-JONGG-SPIELS
Grethlein, Leipzig-Zürich, c1925, 126p.
Con 26 tavole a colori.
Berger P./Étienne J.M.
TRAITÉ DU JEU DE MAH-JONG
Chiron-Algo, Paris, 1996, 141p.
Avant-propos | Historique | 1. Le jeu de Mah-jong | 2. La partie de Mah-jong. Le rituel | 3. Les tactiques fondamentales | 4. "Les grands jeux" | Tableau récapitulatif des grands jeux par valeur croissante | Symbolique du Mah-jong | Bibliographie
Laurent C.M.
LE MAH-JONGG
Bornemann, Paris, 1975, 31p.
Avant-propos | Le materiel du jeu | Schéma et esprit du jeu | I. La partie de Mah-jongg | II. Quelques remarques
Reysset P./Depaulis T.
LE LIVRE DU MAHJONG
Bornemann, Paris, 1996, 94p.
Avant-propos | I. Le Mahjong patrimoine de l'humanité ludique | 1. À la découverte du Mahjong | 2. Le Mahjong, les jeux et la Chine | II. Jouer au Mahjong | 1. Règles et déroulement de la partie | 2. Décompte des points et figures exceptionnelles | 3. Éléments de tactique et de stratégie | Bibliographie du Mahjong
Zama P.
IL MAH JONG
Mursia, Milano, 1987, 141p.
La fortuna di un gioco... | 1. Cenni storici | 2. Il regolamento | 3. Regole internazionali | 4. Strategie e tattiche | 5. Due partite commentate | 6. Curiosità dall'Italia e dal mondo | Glossario | Bibliografia
...REGOLAMENTI
"Jackpot"
RULES AND GUIDE TO THE GAME OF MAH-JONGG
H.P.G.&S., London, s.d., 28p.
Probabilmente pubblicato la prima volta verso il 1924.
...THE GREAT WALL
Huang C. [Wong F.]
THE GREAT WALL. INTERNATIONAL MAHJONG
Wong, Australia, 2011, 54p.
Testo bilingue inglese/cinese. Great Wall, un'idea dell'autore, è basata sulla semplificazione del materiale di gioco e delle regole. Il sottotitolo non va confuso con la versione ufficiale internazionale del Mah Jong.
CARDLES
Pessi E.
VENTI E PIÙ GIOCHI CON LE CARDLES
Creativamente, I, 2008, 47p.
Prefazione | Introduzione | 1. Giochi di combinazione | 2. Giochi di domino | 3. Giochi per bambini | 4. Solitari agonistici | 5. Solitari | 6. Poker
Le Cardles sono delle sagome ad incastro, come quelle dei puzzles (v.), che però raffigurano carte da gioco.
RUMMIKUB
Hertzano E.
RUMMIKUB. REGELN, STRATEGIEN, VARIANTEN [TRAD.]
Hugendubel, München, 1981, 93p.
Einführung | 1. Rummikub Amerikanisch | 2. Rummikub Sabra | 3. Rummikub International | 4. Rummikub Rommé | 5. Rummikub Canasta
Edizione ampliata con le varianti di G. Obermair.