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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

Mah Jong Quest Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Mah Jong Quest
MangaJongg Windows Front Cover
Front cover for MangaJongg
Maqiupai Dreamcast Front Cover NTSC and PAL
Front cover for Maqiupai
Liong: The Lost Amulets Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Liong: The Lost Amulets
Platinum Mahjong J2ME Front Cover
Front cover for Platinum Mahjong

Selected Screenshots

Title screen and menu
Screenshot from Mah Jong Quest
Main menu (normal)
Screenshot from MangaJongg
Screenshot from Maqiupai
Loading screen
Screenshot from Liong: The Lost Amulets
Title screen
Screenshot from Platinum Mahjong