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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

Mahjong Towers Eternity Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Mahjong Towers Eternity
Liong: The Dragon Dance Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Liong: The Dragon Dance
Venice Mystery iPad Front Cover
Front cover for Venice Mystery
Ultimate Mahjongg 15 Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Ultimate Mahjongg 15

Selected Screenshots

The game's main menu screen
Screenshot from Mahjong Towers Eternity
Loading screen
Screenshot from Liong: The Dragon Dance
Main game screen
Screenshot from Venice Mystery
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 Alice's Magical Mahjong