By Ann Israel,Gregg Swain,Michel Arnaud,Milton Stern,Tom Sloper

"I completely loved this publication. no matter if used as a reference or a stunning memento, it is a very invaluable addition to the area of Mah Jongg." —Ruth Unger, President, National Mah Jongg League

This is the 1st e-book to completely catch the tale of the unique and intriguing video game of Mahjong or "Mah Jongg", providing an intimate examine the heritage of the sport in addition to the visible great thing about the tiles. while authors Ann Israel and Gregg Swain all started enjoying Mahjong, they have been ignorant of the classic collections that existed not just within the usa but in addition around the globe. Slowly, they began to gather their very own units of Mahjong and as their collections grew, so did their appreciation of the historical past of, and curiosity in, the game.

Finding few references, Israel and Swain got down to create a booklet that chronicles the early beginnings of the sport and files Mahjong units from the main uncomplicated, made easily of paper, to the main beneficial fabrics corresponding to ivory and mother-of-pearl. well-known and revered students and online game specialists have collaborated with Israel and Swain, contributing vital chapters at the game's heritage and its items in addition to technical info at the tiles. finally, nice creditors from around the world have shared their excellent units and stories for the 1st time in a single booklet for everybody to enjoy.

With countless numbers of lovely new photos via well known photographer Michel Arnaud, and together with historic documentation and ephemera, Mah Jongg: The paintings of the Game fills the void among the past's and state-of-the-art video game, supplying imaginative and prescient, notion and assets. somebody who has ever been intrigued by way of a Mahjong tile will locate in those pages visually lovely photos that might appeal to them into turning into an fanatic of the undying video game of Mahjong.

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