Excited to Play!

I’d never played the game, but so many in my family do. In just a few short hours I now feel confident I could play and even teach the basics.

The book has really convenient bolded words which can be referenced in the glossary, colored pictures, and helpful reminders throughout.

A very quick and easy read. I’m excited to play!

Michael Albert


As someone who has a group I started in April called Mah Jongg For Beginners, I would definitely recommend this book to all our new players. With a Step-by-Step Guide in how to play the game and illustrations that solidify play, it’s the perfect book for beginners. We have now updated our name to Mah Jongg for Beginners & More as our group has grown to over 100 players. It’s obvious this is a game that people want to learn.

Helen McCusker

An Excellent Resource

Debbie’s new book will prove to be an excellent resource for the beginning Mah Jongg player. The formatting with the large print, logical presentation, highlighting, and illustrations make it easily usable. The Table of Contents and Glossary help the reader quickly find the information they need to be a successful player. I recommend that instructors teaching a group of beginners encourage their students to purchase it.

I’d like to add that Unlocking the Secrets of American Mah Jongg can also serve as a valuable review for the seasoned player who thinks they know how to play Mah Jongg. The presentation makes the book easy and enjoyable to browse. I’m pleased to have a copy on my Mah Jongg bookshelf.

Judith Euen Davis

Love my First Mah Jongg Book!

Love, love this Mah Jongg book! It’s super easy to follow with large font (thank you!), beautiful and clear pictures for ease in understanding. The explanations, examples and directions are clear and concise! I will keep this book close by for quick reference at EVERY game. Thank you so much Debbie, for writing this book and adding the fun quizzes. I’ve learned so much!

Tina Gottes

Advanced players too

I’ve been playing for 3 years and this book was a great refresher for me and gave me strategies for playing more defensively.

Kate Ericsson

Definitely a Winner!

I received your book and think it is great. The format is easy to read and the verbiage is easy to understand. Thank you so much. This book will really help my game!

Rebekah DeFaith

Great for “beginners” and Great for “seasoned” Mah Jongg Players

I found this book, Unlocking the Secrets of American Mah Jongg, to be a “must have” resource for any new person wanting to learn the game. Not only is it good for beginners but it is an excellent “refresher course” for seasoned players. Debbie has meticulously explained the fine details of the game so that all ages can understand the procedure for playing Mah Jongg. I am teaching my 12 year old granddaughter how to play and this book is invaluable! Thank you Debbie for such a wonderful teaching tool!!!

Cleo Stout Tapp

Beginners book

This book is such a wonderful help to Not only people interested in playing, beginners and for long timers. Great tips & so clearly explained. I have bought this book for 4 different friends. Some who are beginners & others interested in learning. They all love it as well.

Maxine wallace

Great Book For Learning a Fun Game

Unlocking the Secrets of American Mah Jongg is a great read for anyone who wants to learn the game. It gives you a step-by-step guide and also provides helpful tips. The book is written in a way that is really easy to understand. And for those who already know how to play, it’s a great refresher and provides some strategy tips. Two friends, who are seasoned players, commented that they learned something new after reading this book.
If you want to learn how to play Mah Jongg, I would highly recommend this book. And if you already know how to play you might also find it beneficial.

Shelly Schindle

Excellent book

I am a new player and have purchased several beginner Mah Jonng books. Debbies is by far the clearest and most instructive of all.

Frances D. Baldwin

Great Beginner and Refresher Guide

If you only knew how many books are out there and really do not “get into” explaining in detail “The Card.” Not only is this book great for beginners, it’s wonderful to be reminded of … “Oh yes, I need to do that better.” The book is an easy step-by-step guide. Love the font. Love your style. It’s a wonderful NEW resource for me and my Mah Jongg pals!! I’m excited to read your “Golden Rules” of Mah Jongg! Thank you!

Imelda Fresquez

Innocence Unraveled

I read this book in one day. So enjoyable yet heartbreaking. I am so glad that Debbie was able to heal by writing this book. Much success in future endeavors and with this book.

maxine wallace

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