Mahjong is a game that comes from China during the Qing dynasty. It has many variants of the game, there is a different variations of the game depending on which zone of China you’re in
and each have different rules. Usually it is played by four players (in some countries 3).
When you play online, there will usually be only two players. At the start of a new game you need to decide what layout of the Mahjong tiles (Turtle, Aquarius or Yin Yang) you want to have
and how much you will bet. The table has 144 tiles with different symbols on them and they are arranged randomly and on different levels. These symbols consist of letters, circles or dragons and they are numbered in order to help new players get used with the game.
You can also see that there are some bonus symbols and they can be combined in groups of 4. They look like flowers or different symbols representing each season and they are also numbered for easier gameplay.
On the sidelines there are displayed different informations about your score. You can find out how many pieces are still on the board, the number of possible moves and how often you can
mix the pieces.
How to play
The main goal of Mahjong is to clear all the tiles off your board. In order to do that, you have to match 2 identical tiles from the board. You can just click on a tile and it will be selected, then you can click on any other tile. The tiles will disappear only if you click on matching tiles.
Now, you might notice that you can’t click on every tile. That’s because you can only click on tiles that are not covered by other tiles. Also, it needs to have at least 1 long side of the tile free.
This basically means that you can only click on tiles that are on the margins. If you need help with your next moves, all you need to do is activate the Help button from the
side. When you select a piece, another one will be highlighted if it has a clickable pair on the table.
There are a some more buttons on the sides that you can use to your advantage. You can use the undo button in order to undo your last move. Also, there is the Mixing button which you can
use when you have no available moves left, although this will take some points away. And finaly you have a button for ending the game.
After you remove all the tiles, the game will end and you will see your score. You can also end the game manually whenever you want, but that will make you lose the points you could have made. The player that has made more points, wins. (remember that this game is played by 2 players)
Mahjong is an entertaining game and it can be played by anyone. The online version makes it even easier to play such a game because all of the features added in order to help new players.
If you have any spare time, this can be a really relaxing way of spending your time and you won’t regret trying this game.