Mah Jongg is a solitaire tile-matching game first invented on the computer in 1981. It can best be described as a memory & strategy puzzle game. The images on the tiles are from the 19th century Chinese game of Mah Jongg (a board game for four players).
One tile set comes standard with the unregistered version. Registered users receive special files making it possible to create their own tile sets and use other pre-designed ones.
- "Mahjongg Solitaire" -- alternate spelling
- "Mah Jongg" -- Original release name
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NEW IN 4.2:
Players with a mouse installed now have the option of playing with the
arrow keys ("keyboard mouse") by way of setup screen selection or command
line option " -m1".
Tournament players can now end a tournament game by entering the tournament
setup screen, thus allowing another player to play the tournament game
without having to quit first.
Fixed bug in which some tile sets in a large .zip file were not displayed
in file selection listing.
When viewing a tile set you now have the additional option of viewing its
associated text file (if one is found). This only works if the text file
has the exact same name as the tile set but with an extension of .DOC or
When selecting files you can jump around in the list by hitting any letter
which will then find the first file that begins with that letter.
Sequential board numbers now works with any board layout.
NEW IN 4.1:
Multiple sets of tiles can now be kept in a single archive file.
NEW IN 4.0:
Tile sets can be kept in archived files.
Peek function: lets you view any remaining tiles at the end of a game.
End of game (no more moves) can now be detected automatically if
Next board can now be either sequential or random.
Keyboard players can choose to not require hitting the Enter key after
Statistics can now be shown automatically when you win a game if
Text files (i.e., documentation, order forms, etc.) can now be viewed
or printed from within the game.
Mouse control added to setup menu, file selection lists, etc.
Different board arrangements in addition to the traditional "dragon"
layout are now available.
Command line option -u changed to allow either a specific tile set to
be loaded or a randomly selected tile set.
Bug fix to statgen related to timed games.
The confirm move option now defaults to off (don't require confirmation
The F8-tile set view screen now includes the tile artist's name.
Extensive changes to Tile Maker.
NEW IN 3.51:
The changes made to board number handling in v3.5 broke the -b command
line option; this is now fixed
Previous versions only allowed 200 option tile set files in a
directory; this limit has now been increased to 400
NEW IN 3.5:
Mouse users can now access the "see tiles played" function (which is
still available by hitting the F2 key) by right clicking on the help
"key" on the left side of the screen
Time function (available in setup screen or from command line option
" -t") displays a timer that counts up from 0:00; old count down timer
option is still available as before; stats kept of fastest won game if
either timer function is used
Stats keeps track of last board played so that each time you start up
the game you'll automatically get the next consecutive board number
A small number of people seem to have problems with the fireworks
display after winning a board; a command line option -x now allows the
fireworks to be disabled
Tile Maker now displays a blank tile face when doing a clear
Tile Maker now allows loading from PCX pictures
Tile Maker has new color change tool
Tile Maker now updates tile set viewed by "re-read" and "view last"
functions when a tile is saved to disk
Tile Maker undo function enhanced
NEW IN 3.4:
Stats file "MAHSTATS" now defaults to current directory
Tile files can be selected from a list instead of by name in setup
Hitting F8 displays the currently loaded tile set
Saved games are now selected from a list, as games are now saved with
the filename MAH#####.SAV where ##### is the board number
Keyboard 'mouse' allows keyboard users to play using arrow keys instead
of entering coordinates
NEW IN 3.3:
Alternate tile sets can be used
Y/N prompts can be disabled
New "victory" screen
NEW IN 3.2:
"Boss Mode" has been replaced by a true shell to DOS
Records kept of boards played and won:
If the current board has been played before, an asterisk
will appear next to the board number; if the board has
been won, the word "WON" will appear next to the board
Separate statistics generator program displays your stats plus list of
boards played and won
Improved accuracy of average score statistic
Automatically enables mouse play if mouse driver detected
Exit screen written directly to memory instead of using ANSI
NEW IN 3.1:
Stats no longer overflow
Stats now correctly update when you win a game
Tournament setup screen now available during game
Automatically detects EGA and Hercules cards
Monochrome EGA selectable for LCD laptop computers
Command line parameters can be made permanent using setup program
(available to registered users only)
NEW IN 3.0:
Runs in Hercules graphics mode
Game statistics kept for current game and for all games played
Undo command (both forward and backward)
Setup screen available during game
Tile corners now display properly
NEW IN 2.7:
Fixed bug in tournament mode (stats weren't being saved)
A list of all pairs of tiles played so far is available by hitting the
NEW IN 2.6:
Mouse cursor color is now selectable from command line or setup screen
When playing a tournament game your score was not always saved if you
completed the board; this is now fixed
NEW IN 2.4:
Help screen -- hit F1 to get a list of commands, options, and some
basic playing tips
"Boss Mode" -- hit F10 to hide the game and display a harmless looking
New tournaments can be started from within the tournament setup screen
After winning a game, answering "Y" to play again gives you a different
board instead of the same one over again
Requesting to quit when selecting the second tile now asks for a
NEW IN 2.3:
Columns entered as letters instead of numbers; rows and columns can be
entered in any order as a result
Several tiles redrawn
NEW IN 2.2:
ATI EGAWonder card problem work around added
Mouse cursor display sped up (possible fix to NEC EGA card problem of
not showing mouse cursor)
NEW IN 2.1:
Help on 2nd tile selection (find match to 1st tile if any)
Help available with right mouse button as a short-cut
Error messages can be cancelled by clicking the mouse
Confirmation required for mouse action "keys" to prevent accidents
NEW IN 2.0:
Setup screen, allows access to all game options more easily than
through command line options
Selectable background color
New commands during play
A (play same board Again)
N (play New board)
More command line options
-cx (background Color)
-r (Restart saved game)
-m (use Mouse)
More authentic tile appearance
Faster tile displaying
This entry to the MobyGames database was contributed by Jeanne (75642)
on Apr 07, 2002.