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Revision of the game trivia for Shanghai

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Some boxed games had a Shanghai postcard as bonus Front - original game cover artwork. Back - Game title and subtitle. Offer to a free demo disk for $3.00 at the specified address. Blank space for recipient’s address and stamp.

Origin

Apparently inspired by a Chinese game called "the Turtle" or "Destroy the Turtle", played with Mahjongg tiles, Brodie Lockhard implemented the first digital version of mahjongg solitaire in 1981 on the PLATO system (released for free, played via a CDC-721 touch screen terminal, according to Wikipedia), which in turn led to a commercial online version run by the Control Data Corporation in 1983 before this, Activision's 1986 home version, made the biggest splash yet.

Awards

  • Happy Computer
    • 1986 - Runner-up as Best Game Idea of the Year
Information also contributed by Pseudo_Intellectual

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Some boxed games had a bonus, "Shanghai" postcard. Front - original game cover artwork. Back - Game title and subtitle. Offer to a free demo disk for $3.00 at the specified address. Blank space for recipient’s address and stamp.
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<h3>Extras</h3>¶
Some boxed games had a <i>Shanghai</i> postcard as bonus Front - original game cover artwork. Back - Game title and subtitle. Offer to a free demo disk for $3.00 at the specified address. Blank space for recipient’s address and stamp.¶
<h3>Origin</h3>¶
Apparently inspired by a Chinese game called "the Turtle" or "Destroy the Turtle", played with Mahjongg tiles, <moby developer="Brodie Lockhard">Brodie Lockhard</moby> implemented the first digital version of mahjongg solitaire in 1981 on the PLATO system (released for free, played via a CDC-721 touch screen terminal, according to Wikipedia), which in turn led to a commercial online version run by the Control Data Corporation in 1983 before this, <moby company="Activision, Inc.">Activision</moby>'s 1986 home version, made the biggest splash yet.¶
<h3>Awards</h3>¶
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<li>Happy Computer¶
<ul><li>1986 - Runner-up as Best Game Idea of the Year</li></ul>¶
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</ul>¶
<small>Information also contributed by¶
<a href="http://www.mobygames.com/user/sheet/userSheetId,49363/">Pseudo_Intellectual</a></small>

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view changes 4 Nov 07, 2016 Trivia Neville (3434) Approved minor edit
view changes 3 Oct 25, 2014 Trivia Jo ST (24055) Approved update
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view changes 1 Sep 20, 2011 Trivia Patrick Bregger (271055) Approved replacement