Mahjong is an ancient Chinese game of skill and tactics. The development of the internet has spread the game around the world.
It is a tile based gamewhich was developed in China in the Qing dynasty.
It’s grown enormously in popularity over the past fifty years.
It has even changed the nature of the game. Traditionally Mahjong was a social event, played by three to four people. There are some three-player variations found in South Korea and Japan. In the online version playing solitaire has taken off.
Here’s a few sites that make it easy to play and download your favourite version of the game.
Mahjong Solitaire Games
Mahjong Solitaire Games say they have the best free Mahjong solitaire games online. And it’s hard to argue with them.
In Mahjong solitaire you have to clear the layout by pairing up free tiles.
This is a great site to explore. There’s many tabs leading to free games, layouts and downloads.
Mahjong Connect, Mahjong Tower, 3D Mahjong, Mahjong Games and Downloads.
Under the Mahjong Solitaire tab the range of free templates to download will satisfy any curiousity you have.
The Mahjong.com is a professional looking site for the serious player but there are plenty of tips on how to play this complex game for the novice.
I really liked the detailed control panel where you can try out a whole range of cool layouts.
Some are hiliarious. Try out the Fish Face and check out the Dude, the F-15 Eagle and so many others.
Free Online Mahjong Games
Free Online Mahjong Games offers plenty as well. I like the layout and range.
247 Mahjong is one of those no frills, no nonsense websites. You open the home page start playing. The choice of template is yours: Teeth, Gate, Butterfly, Triangle it’s your choice
My Real Games
Of course there’s the PC/Mac divide to My Real Games is for the PC inclined player.
Just beware of the difference between sites that offer free to play and free to try.
Mahjong Suite 2018 is a free to try collection of games. It looks great, has as many games as you could possibly want and is fully customisable.
But Free to try means you are expected to pay after trying the software or the game out.
Sometimes it’s hard to work out which is which but you get a hang of it pretty quickly. It's well worth the effort to play this game.
Itunes -- Mahjong Free
Of course for Mac users there’s itunes at the Mac app store.
There you will find Mahjong Free!, a mahjong solitaire game. The goal of the games is to remove all tiles out of the board by pairs. You select tiles with the same picture and they will disappear.