Study Guide

Rules of the Game Characters

By Amy Tan

Waverly Place Jong a.k.a. "Meimei"

Meimei is the narrator and pint-sized hero of the story. We follow her from age six until age...

Mom (a.k.a. Lindo Jong)

We don't actually learn Waverly's mom's name in this story, but if you read the rest of The Joy...

Vincent and Winston Jong

Vincent and Winston are Waverly's big brothers. Vincent "was the one who actually got the chess...

Lau Po

Lau Po is the chess expert in the park who plays against Waverly. We know even less about him...