MahJong Free Online Games
Mahjong (or mah-jongg) is a game of skill, strategy, and luck.
These online versions are developed from a tile-based game that was developed during the Qing dynasty in China and has spread throughout the world since the early 20th century. The original game is commonly played by four players sat at a table with tiles dealt and played in a similar way to cards.
How to Play Online MahJong?
- The aim is to clear all of the tiles in the shortest time.
- To clear a tile you need to highlight a matching pair (two tiles that are the same) and they will then be removed from the game.
- In order to select a tile it needs to be ‘free’.
A ‘free’ tile is:
– one that could slide sideways (either left or right)
– does not have anything on top.
(Even partially on top will block a tile from moving.)
A matching pair of tiles (Chinese Character No 6) are both ‘Free’ and can therefore be selected.
They can both slide either left OR right and have no tiles on top.
An ‘8 Dots’ tile has been highlighted but when trying to highlight the other matching ‘8 Dots’ tile, it is not allowed.
The second ‘8 Dot’ tile is NOT ‘Free’ as it cannot slide either left OR right.
Note: The highlighted tile is on top of another tile. You cannot see or match with the ‘hidden’ tile until the top tile is removed.
Here you can see 5 layers of tiles.
The ‘8 Dots’ tile is partially on top of four other tiles. None of those four tiles can move until they are made ‘free’ by selecting a matching tile with the ‘8 Dots’
The traditional game is played with a set of 144 tiles based on Chinese characters and symbols, although some regional variations may omit some tiles or add unique ones.