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This is a game of Mahjong Solitaire which is bare bones. It does not have features for taking hints or shuffling the tiles. You play until you clear the board or until no moves remain.

  • Choose to play the game on a classic or turtle board layout, or select the “for kids” button to play on an easy kid-friendly mode.
  • Remove identical open tiles from the board. Matches must be identical with the exception of flowers and seasons. Flowers can match with any flower & seasons can match with any season.
  • Keep removing tiles until the board is clear or you run out of room.





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Shanghai Dynasty Mahjong Game for Kids Video Game Play Instructions

How to Play

Pair off open tiles to remove them from the board. Keep removing tiles until the board is clear or you can not make any more moves.

  • Starting the Game
    • When this game loads you immediately start in active play.
      • By default the game plays a turtle or classic board layout.
      • A simpler version of the game for children is available by selecting the For Kids button in the lower right corner.
  • Game Controls
    • Desktop
      • Left click on an open tile and then left click on a matching open tile.
      • Tile matches must be identical with the exception of flowers and seasons. Any flower can match with any other flower & any season can match with any other season.
    • Touchscreen devices
      • Tap open tiles on the screen with a finger to select them.
    • Controls & indicators
      • This game does not have levels, a timer, or points.
      • Beyond tapping tiles to clear them the controls are in the right column. From top to bottom:
        • pause game
        • sound control
        • music control
        • full screen mode
        • how to play information
        • reset board
        • mode select toggle between kid & adult mode
  • Game Play
    • Open stones
      • A stone (or tile) is considered open if there is no tile directly on top of it & at least one of its left or right sides is open.
        • Only open tiles can be matched.
        • Tiles which are open turn a golden color when selected.
        • You can’t select tiles which are not open.
      • Identical tile matching
        • In most cases you can only match identical open tiles.
        • This game has 2 exceptions to the identical rule of thumb:
          • Open flower tiles can be matched with any other open flower tiles.
          • Open season tiles can be matches with any other open season tiles.
      • When no matches remain the game is over.
        • Conversely, this means that if the game has not ended you know there is at least 1 open match remaining.
      • Open tiles have golden background colors and borders when you select them.
        • If you chose the wrong tile then selecting any other non-matching tile will deselect the prior tile.
        • Some tiles from taller stacks can obscure part of tiles on shorter stacks. If you can’t find a match it might be because part of the tile is obfuscated.
          • Generally it is best to go for the widest rows and tallest columns first to open up the playing field.
          • The centerline outer tiles are the most important tiles to get rid of early as they block two rows of the widest width.
          • Then it makes sense to start working down the layers of stones in the center of the board.
      • When matching tiles it can be helpful to cue off a particular aspect like a color, having dots or numbers, etc. … so that you can quickly scan the board for matches.
        • If you are uncertain if a tile is open click on it to try to select it. If it does not turn golden that means it is not open.
    • Levels & scoring
      • This game only has a single level, which you can play on easy or hard mode.
      • The default mode is hard (with 144 tiles making 72 tile pairs) & the easy mode (with 32 tiles & 16 tile pairs) is a smaller board accessible by clicking on the For Kids button.
      • This game does not have a timer, points, tile reshuffles, or match hints.
      • You either clear all the tiles & beat the game, or leave tiles and don’t because you can’t make any more moves.
  • Target Audience
    • The game is suited for players who like Mahjong Solitaire tile matching games.
      • The simplicity of this game with there being no timer or points makes it relaxing.
      • The smaller board on the For Kids mode makes this a nice introduction to the game for younger children.
    • The game has no adult themed content.

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Mobile Friendly Cross Browser Support

This game is rendered in mobile-friendly HTML5, so it offers cross-device gameplay. You can play it on mobile devices like Apple iPhones, Google Android powered cell phones from manufactures like Samsung, tablets like the iPad or Kindle Fire, laptops, and Windows-powered desktop computers. All game files are stored locally in your web browser cache. This game works in Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and other modern web browsers.

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