The Great Mahjong Book.
364 Innovation Drive, North Clarendon, VT 05759-9436
9780804837194, $19.95 www.tuttlepublishing.com
Written by globe-trotting mahjong enthusiast Jelte Rep, The Great Mahjong Book: History, Lore, and Play is a thorough guide to the history and play of mahjong world wide--illustrated throughout in full color, which is particularly helpful when it displays sample mahjong the groups. The straightforward text covers both basic and advanced mahjong rules for gamers of all skill and experience levels, and an index allows for quick and easy reference. Anyone seeking to learn mahjong, improve their skills, or especially, play the game while visiting another nation, is enthusiastically recommended to immediately add a copy of The Great Mahjong Book to their personal library.