Genre: Card / Tile game - Shanghai / Solitaire mahjongg

Group Description

Games based on the tile-matching game first implemented in 1981 on the PLATO computer system by Brodie Lockard, commonly known as 'Shanghai' after its first home computer release by Activision in 1986.

Allegedly based on an ancient Chinese game known as "The Turtle" or "Destroy the Turtle", gameplay takes the form of removing tiles from a stack with the goal of clearing it. Tiles can only be removed in pairs that are a) identical or from the same set, b) not covered from above and c) can be freely moved to either the left or the right.

Since the original and many following implementations used tiles of the otherwise unrelated Chinese game mahjong, the game is often called 'Solitaire Mahjongg' and many variants have the word 'Mahjongg' in the title.

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Selected Covers

Love's Power Mahjong Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Love's Power Mahjong
Ultimate Mahjongg 15 Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Ultimate Mahjongg 15
Platinum Mahjong J2ME Front Cover
Front cover for Platinum Mahjong
Tropico Jong Macintosh Front Cover
Front cover for Tropico Jong

Selected Screenshots

Loading screen
Screenshot from Love's Power Mahjong
The main menu screen. As the mouse passes over each game type a brief description is displayed.
Screenshot from Ultimate Mahjongg 15
Title screen
Screenshot from Platinum Mahjong
Title Screen and main menu
Screenshot from Tropico Jong