Tile-matching solitaire mahjongg games, Shisen-Sho games, Ishido games and other related game for Microsoft Windows. 

If you should find any errors or omissions (who I'm sure there are plenty of...); please contact me.

I'm sorry: I'm not had the time yet to incorporate all the games alphabetically yet - so here they come alphabetically within each section: Freeware, Shareware, Commercial (the three first solitaire mahjongg games), Shisen-Sho, Ishido, Other games.



Abramania Mah Jongg 1.0


Nice graphics. 2 tile sets and 8 layouts. High score list. German language only. Req.: Win9x/ME/2000/XP. Also called 'Abe Mah Jongg'. It's in fact only a demo for the shareware 'De Luxe' version, but since its fully functional, no nags, and the website is dead and the shareware version gone; I have listed it under freeware games.

1.7 mb- download from Caiman

Abramania (dead)

Price: 0




Solitaire mahjongg games with default images based on illustrations by Sir John Tenniel for Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "through the Looking Glass". Designed by Christopher and Morgana Abbey. For more information, please see the review of Moraff's Mahjongg games in the shareware section. It is a "freeware" (audio nag screen at exit) and modified version of Moraff's YourJongg 2.0. Sometimes also called 'Moraff's Wonderland Tarot' or 'Alice Tiles' .

7,8 mb - download from:

The Wonderland Tarot

Price: 0


Amazing Mahjongg 5.63


I'm sorry to say; not very amazing. Only standard tile set, layout and one background. Hint, demo and reshuffle. Later versions are shareware and much better....

- 619 kb

Thinking Thing Software

Price: 0


AS - Mahjongg 0.1 Freeware
First version of a promising game who will be able to load both Kyodai tilesets and .rkp/reko cardsets (big archive of user made cardsets to solitaire card games). Kyodai tilesets works fine, but the reko cardsets needs more work. Negative: Only standard layout, only 726x656 window, buttons to small. Unlimited undo, hint, highscore, timer, restart 
791 kb - download from: Andreas Sauer Price: 0


CarJongg 7.0 Freeware
A solitaire mahjongg game where the default tileset has pictures of cars for car enthusiasts. There are photos of Fords, Chevys, Toyotas, and others. 3 tilesets in all and only the standard layout. For more information, please see the review of Moraff's Mahjongg games in the shareware section.

Also called 'Dealer's CarJongg' (made for the website It is a "freeware" (audio nag screen at exit) and modified version of Moraff's MoreJongg 7.0. 

5,3 mb - download from: Caiman Free Games Price: 0


CDDC Mah Jongg 1.53


Clear and good graphics. 2 tile sets (colorful variant of the standard tiles and a fun animal tilesets). Two modes: Solo (Standard) and Challenge mode (record scores for three successive rounds) and the score will automatically be published on producers homepage. Two more tilesets on homepage. Pause and hints. English and French language. Website in French only.

Req.: Win9x/ME/NT/2000/XP and 800x600 or larger.

2.6 MB - download from homepage:

CDDC Software

Price: 0


CL_Mahjongg 1.1 Freeware
7 layouts, sound. Tile highlighting. Undo, redo. CL_Mahjongg is inspired by Gnome Mahjongg. Author: Ricardo Dalcorsso Fodra. Versions for Windows (98, 98 SE, 2000, ME, XP, DirectX 8+, ClanLib 0.6 (included)) and Linux (req.: ClanLib 0.6 (which requires Hermes and ZLib). Screenshot Windows version.
1,44 mb (win) and 600 kb (linux): RDFodra Price: 0


D-Mahjongg 1.01


Nice little game. Standard mahjongg tileset. Shuffle, hint, undo, high score. Installation, game and website in Spanish (?) only. Needs the Delphi library file vcl50.bpl (640 kb). 

Req.: Win 95, 98, NT, 2000, ME. Author: Daniel Kähler Osmari.

390 kb - download from:

Daniel K.O. Website



Drachen 2.0.1 Freeware
Small solitaire mahjongg game with a tileset who is a mix between numbers, letters and pictures. Two difficulty levels, undo, reshuffle, hint. 

Author: Peter Zarth (2001). Website, game and installation in German only. Versions for Win9x and XP. 

341/286 kb - download from: Peter Zarth Price: 0


Dragonboard 0.8c


Good version from Germany. Redo/Hint. Only standard tiles and the standard 'Dragon' layout, but the 'Bonus pack' (321 kb) has 9 more layouts. German and Spanish language versions available. Layout Editor (104 kb). Req.: DirectX 5.0 and HTML Help.

285 kb - download from:

Arbeitskreis Spielkultur

Price: 0


Fiendish Games Mah Jongg 1.0


Simple version. Good for a "quickie". No sound, small screen and only standard layout. Modern and Ancient tilesets. Hint. But: the tile graphics are designed in a way that makes it difficult to see which tiles are placed on the same level, and which ones are not. Made in 2000. Req.: Windows 95 /98 /Me /NT /2000, 16 MB of RAM, Pentium 166. Homepage dead.

615 kb - download from:


Price: 0


Flags Majong 1.01 Freeware
Solitaire mahjongg game where the countries flags are used as the tiles. Music and statistics. Several board colors, Pyramid and U-shape layouts. Personal settings (each user can personalize the board color, board layout, music options). But the "log-in" feature is both irritating and unnecessary difficult. Author: Suvathana So, Homepage. Req.: 600 MHz /250 MB RAM /800x600+, Win 95 /98 /ME /NT /2000 /XP
3,3 mb - download from  WinSite Price: 0


Freestyle Mahjong 1.0 (beta)


Simple solitaire mahjongg game. 16 different layouts, only one "wacky" tileset. You can edit the layouts and save your own variants. Change view with the keyboard arrows. Req.: DirectX. Game and website in French only. 

- 777 kb 

Freestyle Software (dead)

Price: 0


Gekko Mahjongg Xmas Edition 1.0


A special freeware Christmas version of the shareware Gekko Mahjongg game. The Christmas theme is complete with sound, background, tileset, and graphics. 3 layouts (easy, medium, hard). It is not possible to use other tilesets etc. Your own music (mp3/mid) and backgrounds (jpg) can be used in the game. Very good graphics. Req.: DirectX6.1 or higher. Made in 2000.

- 3,4 mb (Tucows)


Price: 0


haihai 2 1.50 Freeware
Small and nice Japanese freeware game. 3 modes: Normal (Shanghai with 5 layouts), Line (Shisen-Sho) and Wall (Shisen-Sho again???). High score (5 best). Req.: Windows 95 /98 /Me /2000 /XP and DirectX 5.0. In game: Right-click for menu (undo, redo, restart) and Enter to select new mode. Homepage: POKE SOFT
500 kb - download from: Caiman Price: 0


Henge 1.04 Abandonware
Called "the Celtic Game of stones". Celtic inspired stoneset. 12 layouts. Main point is the ability to remove in four directions instead of two. Versions for PC ( 100 MHz Pentium and Windows 95 / 98) and Mac (system 7.1 or later). Made in Macromedia Director. Sound. Made by the now dead company 'MagiCastle' (1997). Author: Ken Totten. Shareware ($20), now abandonware. In shareware version only one layout is available (and that is the version available for download below). A nice review here. Review and screenshot based on windows version.
Update: The author has announced a comeback in 2005 with an updated shareware version of Henge, please see the MagiCastle website
TUCOWS 4,6 mb (Mac) - - 3,2 mb (Windows) Price: N/A


Jongi Jongo 1.02 Freeware
15 layouts and Layout Editor. Sound. Nice, but it is difficult to se the different levels of tiles. Website, installation and game in German only. Req: Windows 95 and above. Made in 2000 by Dirk Schubert.
606 kb - download from: DS eMedia Price: 0


Jongi Jongo 2.0 Freeware
Features:  20 layouts, 5 topics, layout editor, highscore list, transparency, sound effects and music (CD audio). Made in 2001 by Dirk Schubert. Req.: Pentium II 350 MHz, 32 MB ram, Windows 9x/ME/2000, DirectX 7. Website, installation and game in German only. Was shareware (10 €) but went freeware in 2004. 
3,0 mb - download from: DS eMedia Price: 0


Kyodai 1.21


Early (and free) version of one the most famous mahjongg solitaire games. Only traditional and 'Big Hole' layout. MIDI music and Hint/redo. 

Author: Rene-Gilles Deberdt (aka Naoki Haga) 1997. All later versions are shareware (under the name 'Kyodai MahJongg') Req.: Win3.1/Win95.

- 50 kb

Kyodai Mahjongg

Price: 0


LexJongg 1.2 Open Source
Allegro version. Features several random board layouts and has an (unsupported) layout editor. Written as a preparation for BlitzHack in 9 hours. Versions for Windows (Direct X) and Linux. Source code (929 kb) available. Made by Lennart Steinke ("Spellcaster"). From a review: "It lacks replay value because there are no high scores and you only get to play one random board per game". How to use the editor: Start the game with the parameter "editor" (open the shortcut for the game and editor behind the name of the executable). In the editor use 1-6 to change the layer of the layout. L to load a layout, S to save it. (Thanks to Lennart!)
925 kb - download from: Steinke.Net Price: N/A


Mah Jongg 2.21 Freeware
Nice little game with 3 tilesets (traditional, flags or grayscale), 8 layouts, and the background changes with the tileset. 
Seems abandoned. Author now only presents the online Java version, called Another JONGG on his site.
748 kb - download from: Author's site Price: N/A


Mah Jongg (Flash)


Macromedia Flash version. 6 layouts (classic, ring, pyramid, hole, hexagon, arena). Standard mahjongg tile set. Hint function.

You can play this game online at the producers site also; but you have to register (free). 

- 405 kb


Price: 0


Mah Jongg III Lite


3D version. Only standard layout and tileset. Tilt, zoom, rotate, hint, undo. 

Created by Soft Enterprises (dead) for Data Becker. It's in fact only a demo for the commercial 'Mah Jongg III : The Ultimate Quest', but since its fully functional, no nags, and the game itself seems to be discontinued; I have listed it under freeware games.

- 935 kb


Price: 0


Mah Jongg Solitaire 1.1


Old (1992/1993) game for Windows and OS/2 (Req.: Warp 3 with DIVE or later). Nothing to see here, move along people...
Review and screenshot based on Windows version. Made by 'Syncrosoft'. Shareware then ($20), abandonware today.

-  119 kb (Win) - - 49 kb (os/2)


Price: 0


Mahjong 2000 – Luxury Edition 2.0


Nice game who's strong point is the optional picture in the right hand side window. You can use your own bitmaps. Standard layout and tile set. Automatic Play function. Available in seven languages (Italian, Dutch, Romanian, Swedish, English, German and Spanish). Hundreds of wise sayings that comments the results achieved. The pretty woman is Sarah Michelle Gellar ('Buffy - the Vampire Slayer') [This picture does not follow the game]. 2 versions for XP: 3.2 and 4.0. Sites have a tendency to disappear; alternative: Austrian site.

519 kb - download from:

Fine Art Studio

Price: 0


MahJongg (2)


Simple version. In German only. Buggy. Author: Wolfram Böck

337 kb - download from:

Price: 0


Mahjongg (


Standalone exe of a Macromedia Flash version. Standard mahjongg tileset and six different difficulty levels. Also available as a .swf and online (see the Online section)

- 555 kb

Price: 0


Mahjongg solitaire 1.17 (D. F. Valot)


OK game. 13 layouts and 18 tile sets. Re-sizeable. Undo and Hints. High scores. You can design your own tile sets (bmp-files). Author: Daniel F. Valot. Versions for OS/2 (req.: OS/2 Warp 3 with DIVE or later) and Windows available. Review and screenshot based on Windows version. 

2,6 mb - download from homepage:


Price: 0


Mahjongg 1.08 (Ulrich Foerster)


Average game. Only standard tile set. English and German language. Hint and undo, Hall of fame, sound, Competition mode (play against the clock). Author: Ulrich Foerster (2001). 

Req.: Win9x/ME/NT/2000/XP, 800x600+ and 32 MB RAM

2.4 mb - download from homepage: 


Price: 0


Mah-Jongg 5.1.30 (D. Schmidtke)  


Good version. 6 layouts (Mah-Jongg, Lion, Butterfly, Atrium, Snake and Portal). 4 tile sets: Mah-Jongg, Medieval, Road signs (USA) and Road signs (Germany). You can use your images as backgrounds. Auto cycle option through tile sets and layouts. This is the last freeware version (1997), later versions are shareware ('Mah-Jongg 3000 Pro' - discontinued). Req.: Win9x. Author: Detlev Schmidtke.

2,5 mb - download from:


Price: 0


Mah-Jongg 3000 Pro 6.4.195


Good version. 8 layouts and 6 tile sets. You can use your images as backgrounds. Auto cycle option through tile sets and layouts. Hall of Fame, hint, sound. Since the game was discontinued around 2000, I list it as abandonware. GoInside review. Use bird as name/sn.
Req.: Win9x. Author: Detlev Schmidtke

- 2.7 mb


Price: N/A




Decent graphics. Only standard layout and tileset. Hint, save/ load games. Made in Allegro - a game programming library for C/C++ developers (you have to download their windows library first). Windows (34 kb) , dos (213 kb) and linux (84 kb ) versions. Author: Daniel Harmon. 

34/213/84 kb - download from:

Daniel Harmon

Price: 0


MahJongg 1.5.6 (P. Voes)


Good graphics. Only standard layout and the regular mahjongg tile set. Hint available. Author: Patrick DPFS Voes

Req.: Win9x/ME/NT/2000/XP and VB6

1.5 mb - download from:


Price: 0


Mahjongg 3.1.2


Simple version. Only one tile set (and not very good) and standard layout. Hall of fame, hint, undo, sound. Use your own bitmap graphics as backgrounds. Optimized for 3 screen resolutions (640x480, 800x600 and 1024x768). Both game and homepage in German only. Author: Rene Westphal. Req: Win 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP

928 kb - download from:

Rene Westphal

Price: 0


Mahjongg- BillyBear4Kids.Com


MahJongg for children. Fun tiles and crisp graphics. There is a 30 minutes game limit (feature, not something who cripples the game). 

Req.: Screen resolution 800x600 or larger

- 831 kb


Price: 0


MahJongg Solitaire 3D 0.95/0.96 Freeware
Beautiful 3D solitaire mahjongg game by Reto Schoelly. OpenGL, three dimensional view, a hand drawn aquarelle tilesets. 2 layouts (castle/standard), 2 tilesets (Traditional/Fancy letters). In the Linux version you can download tilesets, layouts and backgrounds or create your own ones and integrate them into the game (not yet in Windows game). Undo, hint, highscore, shadows on/off. More tilesets and layouts available at homepage (only in Linux version). Versions for Windows (0.95) and Linux (0.96). Linux req.: OpenGL drivers and QT library 3.x.Linux source available. RPM packages for SuSE and packages for Xandros deb, Debian,  Slackware, Gentoo
2,6 mb (win) - 4,8 mb (Linux): Reto Schoelly Price: 0

Screenshot Windows version


Mindjongg 4.01 Freeware
Standard solitaire mahjongg game. 16 layouts, 10 background images and 8 tilesets. Sound, undo, restart, redo, high score, save and hint. 2 tile sizes to fit different screen resolutions. Req.: Win 95/98/ME. From 2001. Freeware? A matter of definition: Nag screen for registering/updating to shareware version. Originally released as "Shanghai 97". Warning: If you should stumble upon v.5.0 of this game (labeled as freeware) stay away - it's full of spyware!
- 2,6 mb Minder Technology Price: 0


MJ 2000 SR1


Standard solitaire mahjongg game. Works, nothing more to say. Hint, redo / undo, High Score list. Game and website in German only. Req.: Win98+/16 MB ram. Source code available.
There was a DOS version (MJ99) available at the website, but it has been removed. Author: Martin Fiddler. 

486 kb - download from homepage:

KeyJ Black Hole

Price: 0


Moraff's MomJongg 1.0


From the ad: "Share the joy of playing this unusual freeware version of Mahjongg with your children. Designed by a mom for other moms and kids, this game features children's artwork on the tiles. You have to see it to appreciate its beauty."  For more information, please see the review of Moraff's Mahjongg games in the shareware section. Nagware (nag screen at exit). Made in 1999. Later versions are shareware.

5,2 mb - download from PCWorld:

Price: 0


MyJongg 2.0 beta


Nice graphics. 6 tilesets (traditional, numbers, alphabet, kai, underwater & animals), 10 different layouts, sounds, choose tile thickness, size, and background color. Timer. 

2.4 mb - download from homepage:

CyLog Software

Price: 0


Nile Tiles Mah Jongg Solitaire Freeware
Standalone shockwave flash version of the online 'Nile Tiles'. Also labeled as 'Free Mah Jongg 1.0'. Only standard tileset and layouts. Hint and zoom.

Works as an advertising for the commercial 'World Championship Mah Jongg Solitaire' from CleverMedia.

345 kb - download from: Price: 0


PySol 4.20

Freeware (GNU)

A collection of solitaire card games. Why is it here? Because it has the  solitaire mahjongg game also! 100 layouts and two traditional tile sets. Good graphics. This version is hard to find on the net. Later versions removed the mahjongg games. See also: PySolitaire and UltraSol.

Author: Markus F.X.J Oberhumer.  

- 3,7 mb 

PySol homepage

Price: 0


PySolitaire 0.10 Freeware (GNU/GPL)
PySolitaire (or Python Solitaire) is a fork of 'PySol' (see above) that runs on Windows and has a installer. Almost 100 layouts and over 200 solitaire card games. 3 tilesets. Needs an installation of the Python Programming Language. Should work on Win98, NT, 2000 and XP. Project homepage / SourceForge  / Freshmeat. Developer: Trevor Lowing
33 mb - download from: SourceForge Price: 0


Shanghai-Fû 3D 1.22 Freeware
Nice and small 3D Japanese version. Run in window or full screen. Only standard tileset and layout. Installation and game and help in Japanese only. Image file with German menu attached. Req.: DirectX6, OpenGL and Win95/98. Made by Takashi Nimura in 2000. I listed this game earlier and wrongly as Shanf 3D.

Main menu:                    In game type:
Start - High score            M - settings for pointer
Settings - 3D settings      W- window or full screen
Help - End                      O - settings
[source: Michael Neef]      X - exit

- 339 kb Website: NA Price: 0


Taipei 3.10


Simple version made by David Norris (Microsoft) in 1990. 7 different layouts and Hint option. Rated only 2/10 at Gamehippo. This is the last freeware version.
v.4.0 of this game was in Microsoft Entertainment Pack. 

- 26 kb

Website: NA

Price: 0


Taipei 5.00 Abandonware
A little better version than the freeware one; but graphics are still 'not good'. 8 layouts, hint, select game seed number, auto play, Layout Editor. You can use your own bitmaps as background. Last shareware ($10) version made by David Norris (Microsoft) in 1991. Abandonware.
- 155 kb Website: NA Price: 0


Ultrasol 1.02 Freeware (GNU/GPL)
UltraSol is a modified version of 'PySol' (see above). The basic 'PySol' is extended to include games using Ganjifa playing cards, Hanafuda cards and Mahjongg tiles, Tarock playing cards and the 52 card International Pattern deck. There are nearly 400 different ways to play Solitaire. Linux (Req.: Python with Tkinter and Tcl/Tk) and Windows (Req: a Python interpreter) game. Formerly known as 'FlowerSol'. Developer: T. Kirk.
Homepage and Freshmeat page
5 mb - download from: Freshmeat Price: 0

Screenshot from Linux version


Umpteenth Iteration Shanghai Solitaire


Easy and simple version. Absolutely no frills or extras. Standard layout and tileset. Good for a quickie. Made in Tcl/Tk. 

Author: David G. Slomin

1,2 mb - download from homepage:

David G. Slomin

Price: 0


VB Master Mahjongg 1.0 


Standard mahjongg solitaire game. Only standard tileset. Hint and undo, sound, high score. Req.: Win 9x/NT. Looks best in 800x640. Author: Orville P. Chomer (2000)

3,8 mb - download from: 

Price: 0






3DJongg 2.5


Good 3D version. Rotate the "cube" around and match two and two tiles. Approx. 50 layouts and 4 tilesets (no mahjongg tile set). Select backgrounds and sounds. Fully functional (only nag screens). Author: Alex Saenko, Strong Games. Req.: Win95 /ME /NT /2000 /XP, Pentium 200MHz, 32 MB  RAM and OpenGL. Replaced with 'MaxJongg' 

- 2.7 mb - download

Price: $14.95


 3D Elite Mah Jongg 3.96


Pseudo-3D (2D pre-rendered 3D) game with 25 layouts, 3 tilesets (Chinese, Roman, and Egyptian), 4 backgrounds, Layout Editor, and music. Sound, peek, cheat, high score. A review in ESCMag. Made by 'GameDay Software LLC' in 2001. The producers has vanished. I don't know where you can buy and get the registered version. Req.: Win 95, 98, Me, 2000, DirectX 7.0. The shareware version only has the traditional layout and the standard Chinese tileset.

25 mb-download from:


Price: $19.95


3D JongPuzzle 1.53


Nothing special about this one. 25 layouts (only two in shareware version and it's a 15 days trial only) and 5 tile sets. No mahjongg tileset. Shuffle and hint. Author: Andrey Krutikov. Req.: Win95/98/NT/2000/ ME/XP

1,5 mb-download from homepage



Amazing Mahjongg 3D 1.2.4


3D solitaire mahjongg game. 4 different layouts and 4 tile sets. Undo, hint, sound, help. Option to play with solvable boards only. Instructions for how to create your own tilesets. It is also possible to use tilesets created for Kyodai Mahjongg. You can use your own .jpg graphics as backgrounds or download from the homepage. English, German, French and Russian language. Not amazing, but pretty good. Author: Andrew Ovcharov. Req.: Win 95/ 98/ ME/ NT/ 200/ XP, 400 Mhz Pentium II and 8 MB 3D video card with OpenGL support. PocketPC/Windows CE version available.

1,8 mb -download from:

Thinking Thing Softw.

Price: $15


AnumJong 2.0


AnumJong is short for "A Numbered MahJongg" game. 2 tile sets, standard (4 variations) and a numbered tile set. 10 different layouts (only standard in shareware version). Layout Editor. Several difficulty levels. Classic music, sounds. Req.: Win95/98/ME. 

3,2 mb - download from homepage:

MG Software



Champion Mahjongg II (2.3)


Three modes: Standard solitaire mahjongg, Lee Play (match with time limitations) and Free Drop (match only tiles that similar to the 'Drop' tile shown in a window). 44 layouts (user made layouts available on the homepage). High score. 6 different backgrounds. Layout Editor in the registered version. Req.: Win95/98/ME/2000/XP and DirectX 8.

4,7 mb -download from:

Guardian Light Studio

Price: 19.95


Desktop Taipei 2.1


70 layouts, 6 tilesets and several backgrounds (only 3 layouts and one tileset in shareware version). Unlimited undo, hint, change backgrounds (.jpg), sound, midi music. Layout Editor. Author: Lena Pankratova.

Req.: Win 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP. PocketPC version available (Pocket Taipei).

1,0 mb - download from:

Lena Games

Price: $ 12.00


Dragons 6.0


Stylish game. 360 layouts, 48 tile sets, 72 backgrounds and 15 songs. 3 game modes: Finesse (the regular...), Agility (against the clock) and Wisdom (clear tiles by creating words). Hall of Fame, shuffle, hint, sounds, music. It's difficult to get an opinion on the game since the trial is limited to one layout, one tileset and one background. An identical version is being sold under the name 'Playsage Mahjongg 1.0' at Playsage Inc. (the download link is the same as for Dragons 5.0). Author: Ron Heuse. Note: The homepage uses words as "free" and "freeware" - this is not true! Bad advertising!

5,5 mb- download from homepage:

Ron Heuse

Price: $29.95


Gekko Mahjongg World Championship 1.18


2 game modes: Classic and Championship. 12 layouts and 6 tile sets in Classic mode (only 2 layouts available in the shareware version). Your own music (mp3/mid) and backgrounds (jpg) can be used in the game. In Championship mode all players play the exact same games and high score can be uploaded and compared on the net. There are 1000 unique levels. Very good graphics. Built in auto-update feature. Available in English, Deutsch and Nederland's. Req.: DirectX6.1 or higher. A French version called 'Maxi Mah-Jong' is sold by Micro Application (14,95 €).

3,6 mb - download from:


Price: $19,99


Ghost Mahjongg 1.3 Shareware
3 modes: Standard, 'Time attack', Memory (3 levels). Music, sound, layout editor, hint, high score. Multilingual (Catalan, English, French and Spanish). You can use tilesets (slightly modified) made for Kyodai Mahjongg. Includes more than a hundred layouts and tilesets. Author: Mike Hardy (Asylum Studios). Note the terrible and self-centric website.

Limitations in trial version (not possible to change background or tilesets). The theme and name comes from the horror movie by Warner Bros. called "13 Ghost!" The game was originally known as vbMahjongg. Req.: Windows 98+. I don't recommend this game (there are better offerings out there).

3,8 mb - download from : Asylum Studios Price: $21.27

Kon-Mei32 2.07


Old game and lackluster graphics. You can make own layouts and own tile sets (edit bitmap file). 50 more layouts available for registered users. Hint and sound. Author: Junichi Saitoh (1998)
Old, limited and not worth the hefty price tag.

- 304 kb

Homepage dead

Price: $22


Kyodai MahJongg 19.99


The best shareware solitaire mahjongg out there (you can quote me on that...). 2D and 3D mode. Hall of Fame (high scores list for all games and levels), tile highlights, many layouts, oriental music, backgrounds, sounds effects, layout editor, multi-lingual (27 translations). The game is fully customizable - backgrounds, tilesets, layouts and music can be made by yourselves and changed. Also 6 mini-games: Rivers (Shisen-Sho), Memory, Clicks ("Same Game"), Slider, Hashira ("Tetris"), and Kumika. Author: Reni-Gilles Deberdt (Naoki Haga). Different versions are sold by eGames as 'MahJongg Master'. Req.: Win 95/98/ME/ NT/2000/XP, DirectX 8.

4 mb-download from homepage:

Kyodai MahJongg

Price: $23


Mah Jongg '97 v. 1.0b


Uses .tis and .tbh tilesets. Sound, backup function, high score, hint, reshuffle. Tile set creator. Author: Ron Balewski. Made in 1997. Req: Win 95+ / NT. The successor to his 'Mah Jongg for Windows'.

1,5 mb - download from:

Ron's ShareWare

Price: $20


Mah Jongg for Windows v. 3.1


10 tilesets (.TIS) with the game. More than 100 user made tilesets available. Tileset Viewer and PCX to .TIS utility. High score. Author: Ron Balewski. The shareware version is from 1992 (and is v.1.0). Req.: Win3.1+. Registered users receive v.3.1 with: .wav sound support, magnify mode, new hi-res 256-color/true-color tile format (.TBH), easy tile set design (save bitmap files), floating customizable ToolCube, tile magnify window shows enlarged view of current tile, and cheats.

229 kb - download from:

Ron's ShareWare

Price: $20


Mah - Jongger 1.2


Not the words best graphics in this one. 30 levels (layouts) and 5 skins (tilesets). High score, sound, music. In the shareware version only three levels and default skin. Author: Alexander Militsin. Req: Win95/98/ME /2000/XP and DirectX7/8.

4,7 mb - download from:

Nordos Game Studio

Price: $19.95




Nice version. 3 game modes: Standard , Against the clock, Against the computer. 12 layouts and 4 tilesets. Undo, hint, music (Midi-player and CD-player). Layout Editor. Only one tileset and max. 800x600 screen resolution in shareware version. Author: H. Müller. Made in 1999. Website, installation and game in German only. MediaGlobe sells it on a CD-rom labeled 'Shanghai-Mah Jongg'. Req.: Win 95+

6,3 mb - download from:


Price: DM 29,90


Mahjongg Solitaire 1.4


I'm sorry to say: This game is ugly...bad graphics and sound effects. Hint, shuffle, sounds. In the shareware version there is only the standard tile set and layout and games can't be saved or loaded. Registered version promises more tilesets and layouts. The author Arthur Crump has made approx. 40 games and as an competitor said: "He chose quantity over quality..." Req.: Win95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP

1,3 mb-download from homepage:

Unique Games

Price: $10

Maxi Jongg 1.0


Perhaps the worst solitaire mahjongg version I have ever seen! Terrible graphics and music ('oriental new age') you can't stand for a second. And the shareware version is so crippled (one layout, standard tiles, flashing nag) that's it almost unplayable. In the registered version you get 15 layouts and 2 tilesets (Gold and Classic). Hint, shuffle, redo. High score list for each layout. Use your own bitmaps as background. Also known as 'Animated Mahjongg' (made by UltiSoft but have disappeared without a trace). Author: Alessandro Gironacci. Homepage died winter 2004 - I don't know where you can download the shareware version (I'm not spending server space until someone asks (begs!) me for this game...)

2.6 mb - download upon request


Price: $20

Here is a small screenshot of Animated Mahjongg (to prove it existence at least)


MaxJongg 1.11 Shareware
Good 3D version. Rotate the "cube" around and match two and two tiles. 5 languages: English, Germany, French, Dutch, Russian. Layout Editor, 3 tilesets, 50 layouts, 15 backgrounds, highscore. Author: Alex Saenko. Req.: Win 98/ME/NT/2000/XP, 3D Accelerator Card, DirectX 8.1+, 266 MHz, 32 Mb RAM. 
10,5 mb - download from: StrongGames Price: $19.95


Midnight Tiles 1.4.3


Basic solitaire mahjongg game (perhaps too basic to justify it's price). 10 layouts and 5 tilesets. Undo, hint, sound. Use your own jpg graphic files as backgrounds. All tiles are placed on top of each other, they can't "sit" on two tiles on the same time....

Author: Andreas Huttenrauch (LoungeCoders). Req.: Pentium Pc and Win95/98/NT/2000. Homepage died summer 2004.

1,9 mb - download from:


Price: $12.95


Mindjongg 6.2


Standard solitaire mahjongg game. Comes with 24 different layouts, 70 background images and 17 tilesets. Sound, unlimited undo, shuffle, high score, save and reload. 4 tile sizes to fit different screen resolutions. You can use your own sounds, music and photos as backgrounds. 30 days trial with only 2 games. Originally released as "Shanghai 97".

5,3 mb - download from:

Minder Technology

Price: $11


Moraff's MahJongg Games


Moraff's is one of the biggest actors in the solitaire mahjongg game market. Perhaps more because of intensive marketing than the quality of the game. They are good, but not that good. And giving the game several themes and then sell them each as new games seems a bit trickery. And the game's core code is from around 1996. Before people flame me, I'm a registered user and play some of the games a lot...

The games are sold separately  or in CD or DVD collections. Features include (DVD): 107 cursors, 150 layouts, 10 reward categories, and hundreds of tilesets, 2500 high resolution, full-screen background images (or use your own), create your own layouts, create your own tilesets, use your own music. Good, clear and large tiles (three formats). There are lots and lots of user-made tilesets available (see tilesets section).

Moraff MahJongg (aka MoreJongg - the flagship title), MomJongg (with children's artwork), ArtJongg (famous painting images tileset), KidJongg (Kids tileset and simpler rules), AlphaJongg (alphabetical tileset), July4Jongg (American patriotic theme), YourJongg (use your own pictures), SpaceJongg (interstellar theme), SphereJongg (derivative: uses 3D-spheres instead of tiles), MarbleJongg (derivative: uses balls or circles instead of tiles), RingJongg (derivative: uses rings instead of tiles), 3D-Jongg (derivative: you must remove three identical tiles instead of only two).

Moraff's now also create customized games for interested companies / organizations. Two shareware versions called 'Christian Mahjongg' and 'Art and Portraits Mahjongg' is currently available. 

Author: Steve Moraff. Download shareware versions from the homepage. They have very irritating nag screens with audio!


Moraff's World of Games

Price: $29.00 - DVD


MyMahj 3.4a


Three versions: 2D, 3D (Open GL) and 3D (DirectX). Re-sizeable window (can be played in all screen resolutions). 21 layouts available and 4 tile sets. Can use tile sets made for Kyodai Mahjongg. Use your own images as backgrounds. Make your own layouts with the included Layout Editor. Available in 6 languages: English, French, Portuguese, German, Dutch and Norwegian. Also sold as 'Paraben's Mah-Jong'. Author: Olivier Playez. Req.: Win98+, DirectX 8.1+.

1,3 mb - download from homepage:


Price: $15


Naughty Mahjongg 1.0 Shareware
"10 very naughty sexy nude images" can be used as background. Click and click until you see all of her... 

100 layouts. Music, sound, undo, hint. No adult pictures and only standard layout in trial version. Req.: Windows 98+. 

2,3 mb - download from: Heartbreak Software Price: $12.95




NingPo MahJong Deluxe 1.00.27/1.05.04


9 tile sets, 18 layouts and 10 backgrounds in this version. Hint, undo, shuffle, music, sound, high score. Only 2 layouts and 3 tilesets in shareware version. Versions for Windows (95,98,2000,ME,XP and Direct x), Mac OS X (10.2+) and Linux (Linux Operating System 2.2.x or later, Gnu C Libraries (glibc) 2.1.x or later, XFree86). Note: Windows (3.3mb) ($19.95), Linux (5.1mb) ($14.95), OS X 10.2+ (3.7mb) ($19.95). Published by PopCap Games and developed by Pyrogon Inc. The Linux version is ported by Linux Game Publishing.

Download from homepage:


Price: $19.95 (Win)

Screenshot from Windows version


Pretty Good Mahjongg 1.11 Shareware
32 different classic solitaire mahjongg tile matching layouts (more added on homepage by users). 10 tilesets available. Layout Editor available in registered version. Undo, redo, snapshots, statistics, high score lists. Also 21 original mahjongg solitaire games based on and inspired by traditional solitaire card games and played with mahjongg tiles.  Author: Thomas Warfield. Req.: Windows 95/98/NT/2000/Me/XP
4.1 mb - download from: GoodSol Dev. Inc. Price: $24.95


Pyramid 2.30


Simple game. Numbers and Fruits tileset. 4 different backgrounds and 3 music tracks. Hint, English and Russian language. Req.: Win 95/98/ ME/NT/ 2000/XP

1,3 mb - download from homepage:


Price: $ 10


Rhiannon's Realm: Celtic Mahjong Solitaire 1.1.1
Celtic themed solitaire mahjongg game. Very beautiful artwork and themes! 65 board layouts, 13 desktop wallpapers / backgrounds, windowed or full-screen mode, three different levels of difficulty, hint, shuffle, high score, music, sound, play in Journey or Single Game modes. Available for Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP (200 Mhz Pentium+, 32 Mb ram) and Macintosh OS X 10.2 (500 Mhz G3+, 32 Mb ram). 1024x768. Developed by: Evil Genius Games. Only one background in demo.
20 / 22 mb - download: Hypernova Games Price: $19.95


Solitile 5.0c


Good, but simplistic graphics. Its default tile set uses "westernized" pictures. Uses .stl (Solitile style tilesets) and .til (mahjongg style tilesets). Layouts of up to 168 tiles. Use .bmp files as backgrounds. Layout Editor. Midi music. Sound, help, hint. Licensed version has 200 tile sets and over 70 layouts. Some user made layouts and tilesets available on the homepage. Author: Everett Kaser. . Req.: Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000.

MS-DOS version available - v3.6 ($15), 212 kb (screenshot)

1,1 mb - download from:

Everett Kaser

Price: $19.95


Small Rockets Mahjongg


Average or below game. Only the standard tile set and layout in the trial version. Three more layouts and tilesets in registered version. Sound and music. Versions for Windows (req.: Win95/98/ME/NT4/2000) and Linux (req.: X Windows, SDL 1.2, GTK libraries). Review and screenshot based on Windows version.

4.8 mb (win)  / 3,6 mb (linux)

Small Rockets

Price: $14.99


The best of Shangai


19 backgrounds, 10 tilesets, 3 layouts and 25 music tracks. Play against time, Save and load games. English and Spanish language. Only 5 backgrounds, 3 tilesets, and 5 music tracks in the demo. Author: Javier Lopez Lopez (Loover Studios)

Owned by Xing Interactive. Distributed in Holland by Dice Computer Games and Xplorys Publishing. Sold in the USA as 'Mahjongg' (a 'SNAP!' title) by Topics Entertainment
Req.: Win95+, Pentium200+,32 MB RAM, 4 MB of Video RAM

8,3 mb [download down, email me!]

Topics Ent.

Price: $


Tiles 32 v. 1.00


From the ad: "With Tiles 32, you can use different tile graphics, different layouts, different tile sizes and aspects, different tile thicknesses, and even different play rules. And best of all, you can design your own games and share them with others!". Author: Ron Balewski. Made in 1996. Req: Win 95+

949 kb - download from:

Ron's ShareWare

Price: $20


Twilight Mahjongg


Solitaire mahjongg with a science fiction makeover. 15 science fiction themed tilesets, 5 'spacey themed' layouts. Random or replay able layouts. 4 one player games (Standard, Simple (tiles doesn't have to be 'free'),  Space Card Mahjongg (tiles can teleport, change, move etc.) and Memory Match. Two players can compete against each other in 'Time Challenge' or 'Match Off' (match most tiles). High score, sound, shuffle. Shareware version only one tileset, 2 layouts and limited number of available puzzles. Versions for Windows (req: Win 95,98,ME,NT4,2000,XP and DirectX 6.1+) and Mac (by Red Marble Games).

5,5 mb - download from:

Twilight Games

Price: $19.95 


Ultimate Mahjong 1.2 Shareware
2D and 3D solitaire mahjongg game. 200 layouts, 4 tilesets, 16 backgrounds. Layout Editor and Tileset Editor (any size bmp/jpg/gif). Online highscore, local highscore, sound, oriental music, visual effects, hints, peek, unlimited undo and redo, shuffle. I recommend this game, especially because of the way to create new tilesets (very good!). The demo is fully functional, but is time-limited (15 min each time). Req.: Win XP/2000/ME/98, Pentium 300+, 32mb RAM, DirectX 9 
3.5 mb - download from: Inertia Software Price: $17.95


World Championship Mah Jongg Solitaire 2.11


19 tilesets, 100+ layouts, 51 background images, 13 music pieces. online and local high score, Standard and two-player mode. 3 bonus games (incl. a memory game). Use your own image files as backgrounds. Layout Editor. Versions for Windows and Mac OS X. 15 days trial w/nag screens.

A repacked and renamed version 'Championship Mahjongg Solitaire' is available from DreamQuest Software ($19.99)

3 mb (win) / 3,5 mb (mac) trial:







2004 Mahjongg (3r)


3D version. Good graphics. 5 game types (Solitaire Mahjongg, Lines, Tetris, Blocks, Memory). 42 layouts. Undo, zoom, hint, shuffle, sound, music, high score, songs (MIDI classical music), and a Layout Editor. Req.: 3D graphics accelerator video card (Open GL), Win95x, 300MHz cpu and 64mb RAM. Authors: Vladimir Popolitov and Elenza Zueva. There is a 3,2 mb demo available (expires after 7 days). Download from Tucows



Price: $16.95


21st Century Mah Jong - solitaire 1&2


Three difficulty levels and 10 layouts. 20 tilesets (animals, flowers, nature, science, Christmas, fairy etc.). Hall of fame, sounds, undo, zoom, hint, training mode, demo, 10 background images. Tileset Editor (make your own with bitmap files). Version 1 and 2 also sold separately for $9.99 each. Req.: Win 95/98/NT/2000/Me/XP


21st Software



3D Magic Mahjongg 1.15 Commercial
3D version played in an "ancient tower". 50 layouts, 9 tile sets and 7 rendered backgrounds. Lightning and particle effects, fog/shadows, statistics for each layout, background music, 3 video modes (800x600, 1024x768, 1280x960), board can be viewed from any angle. The games strong point is the Game analysis who check at each move if a layout is still solvable. Req.: Win 95/98/ME/2000/XP, Pentium PII 300, DirectX compatible video card (3D acceleration and 16 MB Video-RAM recommended, 32mb ram, DirectX 8.1 The trial version is limited to ten days and has only 3 backgrounds, five layouts and two tilesets (classical and characters).

Two variants also available at $14.95: 3D Magic Mahjongg Holidays Edition and 3D Magic Mahjongg '4th of July'

5,3 mb - download from: Suricate Software Price: $ 19.95.

[Note: I have been a late beta tester for this game]

Second website


3D Mahjong (Solitaire) 1.03


3D version. 20 layouts and two tilesets (traditional and kids). 3- dimensional layouts. Hint, Super Hint (shows all possibilities), music, sound, high score, shuffle. The game is sometimes called '3D Mahjongg Solitaire' and sometimes '3D Mah Jongg' only. There is a 16 mb trial/demo available (only 7 trials) at DarkBasic Pro Showcase. Req.: Win 98/2000/NT4/XP, Direct X9.0, 64 Mb Ram, 3D Video Card w/16Mb RAM.



Price:$ 19.95 


3D Mahjongg


Seems to be a very good high quality graphics 3D version. Pan or tilt at any angle. 99 or 100 layouts, high score, hints, undo, shuffle. Req: Win 98/ME/2000/XP and DirectX 7+. 
Seems to have been developed by 'White Lynx'. Sold by ''.

Note: Don't confuse this with '3D Mahjong' - a true mahjongg game from Zhu Lian.



Price: $12.97


5 Star MahJongg 1.01


Average game (not as good as it claims...). 48 layouts (ranked from Easy to Very Hard) and 6 tile sets ( Classical, Egyptian, Medieval, Primitive, Ancient and Pop). 3 modes: Easy (for Kids), Normal Mode and Tournament mode (realistic simulation). Choose random or solvable boards. High score lists, sounds, shuffle, hint. Note: Only 10 tries in the shareware version. Req.: Win95/98/ME/NT/2000. Developed for QA by HyperVisual. A retail version was earlier sold by WizardWorks under the name 'Mah Jong Mania! (seems to be discontinued now).

1,8 mb - download from:

Quantum Axcess

Price: $14,95


Absolute Mah Jong 1.1


4 game modes: Classic, Word (collect words and form letters), Math (build mathematical expressions) and Shuffle Mah Jong (tiles reshuffle automatically if there is no free moves left). Highscore can be published on the net, layout editor, shuffle, auto save, 66 layouts. There is a very crippled demo available (it will expire after 10 games among other things). Also versions for Mac, Linux, PalmOS, and PocketPC.
Download demo (3,3 mb) Absolutist Price: $24


After Dark Games Commercial
After Dark Games is a collection of 11 games (card, puzzle, arcade, tetris, word games). ", colorful graphics and engaging music and sound". Includes 'Mooshu Tiles' (a solitaire mahjongg game) who gives you a fortune cookie when you finish. Made by Sierra (Berkely Systems) in 1998. Discontinued. For Mac (PowerMac, System 7.5.5 +) and Windows (95/98/ME). Buy at Amazon. Reviews: GameSpotLadyDragon / The Critical Eye / MobyGames.
Producer: Sierra Price: $4.99 +


Art Mahjongg 1.02 Commercial
Quote: "...many levels in the classic design as well as brand new designs....handpixelated graphics.....backgrounds ranging from knights themes to science fiction themes." 4 tilesets and four levels (?), MP3- sounds, German language only. Req.: DirectX 8.1+, 8 mb ram, Win 95/ 98/ Me/ NT/ 2000/ XP. A repackaged version (of this game or Magnussoft's MagJongg is being sold by KOCH Media UltraLine Games as Mahjongg (9,99 €)
Producer: Magnussoft Price: 14.99 EUR


Bicycle Board Games


'Mahjong' is one of fifteen board games in this collection from Microsoft. 5 layouts. List of all games: Mancala, Color Match, Vanish, Five Dice, Mill, Chess, Checkers, Chinese Checkers, Dominoes, Backgammon, Four-in-a-Row, Sink the Ships, Reversi, Mahjong, Cross and Circles. Req.: 95/98/Me/2000/XP. More information at Microsoft. Buy at Amazon.



Price: $19.99


Cats Mah Jong Solitaire


2D/3D solitaire mahjongg game. Also includes a true multiplayer mahjongg game and Shisen-Sho. 20 tile sets and 150 layouts. Layout Editor, difficulty levels, sounds, undo, hint, pause, zoom, demo, high score list. A 6,9 demo is available for download (you can only play it five times). Req.: Win 98/NT/2000/ME/XP


21st Software

Price: $17.95


Cosmi Championship Mah Jongg Commercial

3D graphics, music, several backgrounds, different skill levels. Also a Memory Mah Jongg game (concentration) 

Req.: Windows 98 or higher.  Buy at Amazon.

Publisher: Cosmi Price: $9.99


Dragon's Challenge Commercial
Standard solitaire mahjongg game. 12 layouts, 6 tilesets, 18 backgrounds, sound, hint, shuffle, undo, tournament mode. First published 1996. Probably a licensed game from Activision. The publishers Expert Software died in 2002. Review from 2000 at KickstartNews. System req.: Windows 95/98/NT/2000/ME, 486DX 100Mhz+, 8MB RAM
Available for purchase at and JBSoftware
Publisher: Expert Software Price: $ 12.95


Disney's Mahjongg Commercial
Solitaire Mahjongg game made for small children and featuring Disney characters. 2 game modes (1-player Shanghai, 2-player Shanghai) and two mini games: a tile slider puzzle and a game where you have to match tiles that are next to each other (with several options and variants). 6 tilesets (traditional, Pooh & Friends, Disney Princess, Mickey & Friends, Disney Film Classics and Disney Villains). Sound, music, timer, 150 layouts. Req.: Windows 98 / ME / XP, P-233, 32MB RAM, 2MB Video, DirectX 9.0b. Buy at

There once also existed a 'Mulan MahJongg' in the 'Disney's Hot Shots' game series (review in Swedish and screenshot).

Publisher: Disney Store Price: $9.99


Galaxy of Mahjongg



4 different games: Game of Four Winds SE (limited version of Berry Bloem's true mahjongg game), RahJongg (limited version of 'Curse of Ra' with only 22 levels), Solitaire (70 backgrounds and 18 tilesets) and Rivers (Shisen-Sho).

Galaxy of Mahjongg 2: Same content as above and MahJongg Empire (se below). Buy at MyGamerOutlet






Great Pyramid Commercial
From the description: "Match tiles in this Egyptian-theme PC game...MahJongg-type game play". Sorry:  Don't know whether this is a standard solitaire mahjongg game or perhaps Shisen-Sho. Very little information found and the screenshot is inconclusive. From 1998. Discontinued game - no information anymore on eGames site. Req.: Win 95/98.

Buy at ($9.99) /  DigitalRiver ($14.99)

Publisher: eGames Price: $9.99


GSP MahJongg


6 themed sets of tiles (tilesets), 6 backgrounds, hint, 10 different layouts, standard and time mode. Req.: Win 95/98/ME/2000. Box cover. Sold by some other stores in a different package (screenshot). A time-limited demo (14 days) is available from WinSite (3,4 mb).



Price: £9.99


Hoyle Mahjong Tiles


Hoyle's version was originally named 'Zen Bones' and appeared first in 'Hoyle Board Games 2000'. Two variants: Gravity Tiles (SameGame) and Memory Tiles (Concentration-type game). The 'Mahjong Tiles' game is in Hoyle Solitaire & Mah Jong Tiles ($19.99), Hoyle Mahjong Tiles ($10.75), Hoyle Table Games 2004, Hoyle Board Games 2004, Hoyle Puzzle Games 2004 - $29.99 each. Buy at Amazon. The screenshot is from Hoyle Board Games 2003.





King's Mahjongg


2D and 3D. 25 layouts, 15 tilesets, different difficulty levels, use your own images as backgrounds. Made by SoftKey, a division of MindScape. 

Req.: Pentium 133 MHz, 32 MB RAM, Win 95/98/ME/XP 



Price: £10.00


MagJongg 1.05 Commercial
4 different background settings (a.o. Viking times and ancient Egypt). Three different levels of difficulty available. Hand drawn backgrounds, MP3-sounds, German language only. This is probably just an older version of Art Mahjongg. Req.: DirectX 8.1+, 8 mb ram, Win 95/ 98/ Me/ NT/ 2000/ XP. A repackaged version (of this game or Magnussoft's Art MahJongg is being sold by KOCH Media Ultr Games as Mahjongg (9,99 €).
Producer: Magnussoft Price: 9.99 EUR


Mah Jong (Idigicon)


On the positive side: 40 layouts, 6 tile sets and Level Editor. Built in Jukebox (plays mp3, xm and mod files).  On the negative side: You can only play the demo three times (Softwrap control). Author: Steve Smith. Req.: Win 95/98/ME/2000/XP, DirectX 7, 300 Mhz CPU, 32 mb ram and 8 mb video card. An older version called 'Dragon Tiles' (see Xmystik) can be downloaded *here* (3.2 mb) [Temporarily down, email me for this file!].

4, 3 mb - download from homepage:


Price: $10-15


Mah Jongg 1


Good graphics, hint, music, high score. 10 levels with increasing difficulty. Req.: Win98/NT4/Win2000/ME/XP and Macromedia Flash 5+. 
Installation, game and website in German only. Online play also.



Price: €1.90


Mah Jongg 2 - The Curse of Morxius


The successor to 'Mah Jongg 1'. The game promises better graphics on tiles, 12 levels and 10 bonus levels. Online play. Also called 'Mah Jongg Premium'. Req.: Win98 OSR1/SE/NT/2000/ME/XP and Macromedia Flash MX+. Easiest place to buy from: T-online. A 2,1 mb demo can be downloaded at Winsite ($9.95). A Christmas edition (Mah Jongg X-mas) can be played here.



Price: €2.60


Mah Jongg - In 80 Minuten um die Welt Commercial
Or: "MahJongg -Around the World in 80 Minutes". Another good game (bright graphics) from Crenetic and this time there's a "story"...You have 80 minutes time to get around the world on three different routes. 44 levels (144 to 400 tiles), 6 tilesets, 12 songs, sound, hints, highscore. Language: German. Req.: Win98,NT,2000,ME,XP, Macromedia Flash 7, Pentium 1200 Mhz and 64 mb ram. More info, demo (2,1 mb) and online play at or download from WinSite.



Price: €9,95 / $19.95


Mah Jongg World


Play Solitaire or online. Also Tetris Mah Jongg. 21 tilesets. Tileset Editor. Sound and High score. German only. 

Req.: Win 98, ME, 2000, XP, Pentium 266Mhz, 64 mb RAM, DirectX 8.


Data Becker

Price: € 4,95


Mahjong Garden To Go 1.0 Commercial
I agree with the ad: "Attractive graphics". Three game modes: Traditional, Garden (you have free cells to temporary re-locate tiles which you feel "are in the way"), and Waterwheel (if you match the right tiles water will turn the wheel). 44 layouts, sound, music, reshuffle, hint, undo. Be rewarded with tokens and 'mahjong treasures'. 9,2 mb demo available (60 min. trial) - you must be connected to the internet. Req.: Windows 98 / Me / 2000 / XP, DirectX 7.0.
Publisher: Pogo Price: $19.99


Mahjong Mania Deluxe 1.0 Commercial
Main point: Play boards with up to 1600 tiles. 100+ layouts and more available for download. Use your own graphics as backgrounds. Themes (preset selection of tilesets, backgrounds, music, layout). Board Editor (make own layouts up to 432 tiles). Hint, sound, music, local or online highscore. Personally I think the tile graphics could have been better. Req.: 200+, 64 mb ram, windows 95+. Trial version available (seven days or ten times play only)
4,6 demo available: Rockets Games Price: $19.99


Mahjong Ultimate


Standard solitaire mahjongg game and 'Mahjong Memory'. 51 layouts, 250 backgrounds, 50 tilesets, 10 songs. Hint, high score. Versions for Mac and Windows (9x, DirectX 5+, Pentium 66 MHz). Review based on windows version.
Purchase link not working.


Webfoot Games

Price: (?)


Mahjongg Challenge Commercial
12 variations, several levels of difficulty (inverting columns, testing your memory, wild cards, against the clock).
Hint, undo, shuffle, different tile sets, layouts and backgrounds. Req.: Windows 95/98/2000/ME/XP, 16 mb ram, 233 MHz Pentium+, DirectX 3.0+

Buy at Amazon or

Producer: Channel Sources Price: $10.55


Mahjongg Classic


4 layouts and 4 tilesets (Modern, Greek, Egyptian and Ancient). Digital soundtrack. Hint.

Req.: Win 98 / Me, Pentium 200+, 32 MB RAM


Global star Software

Price: $9.99


MahJongg Empire


A mahjongg solitaire derivative. A tournament-type game, time doesn't count, only the value of the pairs you remove (if you remove a 9 of Bamboo you get 9 points). 3D. Many layouts. Only one tileset. No music. Originally made by Thomas Patchell at 'XtremeGames 3D' and named 'Shogun Mahjongg'. 

Req.: Win 95/98/Me/2000/XP, Pentium 700, Memory: 64 RAM, Direct X7+



Price: $14.99


Mahjongg Madness


Very little information on or Broderbund's homepages. Quote from customer at : "I ordered this game because it said I had a choice of 1500 different tiles to choose from, but the choices were very disappointing. They were many real pictures, like you would see from a clip art program, making it very hard to pick out the difference in tiles on the screen."


Broderbund / Amazon

Price: $9.99


MahJongg Master 4


Commercial version of the shareware Kyodai MahJongg 18.42

2D and 3D solitaire mahjongg game. Five additional mini games: 2 Player Solitaire, Memory, Clicks, Slider, and Rivers. Over 1001 backgrounds, 130 board layouts plus layout editor to create your own, and 250 tilesets. Req.: Win95/98/ME/2000/XP



Price: $ 12.99


MahJongg Master Deluxe Suite


'MahJongg Master 5' has the traditional solitaire mahjongg game and 7 additional mini games. 389 3D rendered tile sets, 261 layouts and 1400 backgrounds. Layout Editor. Based on the shareware 'Kyodai MahJongg'.

'MahJongg Patience' is based on favorite Solitaire card games, such as Free Cell, Klondike, and Wild Dragons. 10 complete MahJongg games each with its own unique set of rules. [Probably a licensed version of 'Pretty Good MahJongg' (se the 'Other' section)]

Req.: Win 95/98/Me/XP/2000, Pentium 233, Memory: 16 MB, Direct X 8.0 




Price: $ 19.99


Mahjongg Mystery 1.01 Commercial
Play in Classic mode or Arcade mode (against time), 25 layouts, 3 difficulty levels, sound, high score, undo, shuffle, hint. A demo (3,4 mb) is available from the producers homepage: restrictions are: Only 15 tries, only one tileset, only 3 layouts and no saved highscore.. 

Earlier known as Mahjongg Masters 1.01 for Windows (just renamed and repacked the game). Demo of original game (7,8 mb) available at ZDNet.

MahJongg Fortuna Deluxe 1.00 (horoscope themed
      variant) also available 

Homepage: Zylom Price: €19.95


Mahjongg Towers II - The Rise Of Shanghai 1.1


With 500+ boards (tile layouts) included and the opportunity to download 100 new ones each week (?) this one looks good. Includes a Board Editor and you can upload your own layouts. You can play "towers" with up to 432 tiles and up to 9 level deep. 9 tile sets. 3 modes: Classic, Concentration, Scramble. Sound, music, hints and high score list. The demo version works for 60 minutes. Req.: 300 MHz CPU, Win95+, 32 mb memory, IE4+.

BigFishGames has five other games based on the same code with their own theme: Mahjongg USA, Mahjongg Holidays, Mahjongg Easter, Mahjong Halloween and Mahjongg Valentine.

5,8 mb - download from:


Price: $19.95


Mahjongg Variations 1.2


The ad says you can play Mahjongg Solitaire in 12 unique ways. Standard can be played in four variations ('Simple' (tiles doesn't have to be 'free'), 'Standard' (sic!), and two variations of standard with different degree of hint and shuffle available). 'Wild Cards' (match wild card tiles for bonuses), 'Tools' (all kind of help), 'Memory', 'Zapper' (zap away blocking tiles), Time Challenge (against the clock), 'Flipper' (flip the order of columns), 'Spares & Doubles (cheat with extra tiles), 'Puzzle' (all solve able). There are 16 tilesets, 16 backgrounds, 16 layouts and 800 unique puzzle levels. Sound, music, hint, shuffle, high score.

Only 4 tilesets, 4 backgrounds and 4 layouts in demo version. Limited to 15 times. Req: Win 95,98,ME,NT4,2000,XP and DirectX 6.1+

6,2 mb - download from:

Twilight Games

Price: $ 24.95 


Masque Mahjongg


100 tilesets, 400 layouts, 2500 backgrounds. Includes five new Mahjongg games, each with different rule variations - Niagara, Three Lines, Recall, Lines of Five and Alignment. Use your own pictures as backgrounds. Layout Editor. Eight music tracks. Windows (95,98,NT,2000,ME,XP) and Mac OS X versions. Update: And for PalmOS and PocketPC.


Masque Publishing

Price: $24.99


Master Qwan's Mahjongg Commercial
Nice and clear graphics. 24 layouts and 4 tilesets. Highscore, reshuffle. 4 different modes: Standard, Memory (with regular layouts!), SpeedMatch (find the pairs shown within 12 seconds) and Challenge Master Qwan. Must play and succeed in many layouts before you can enter World Championship Mode. The approach is perhaps to pedagogic...Master Qwan shows and tells.. and will show you the move if you haven't figured it out in 30 seconds...

4,5 mb demo available (only 60 minutes gameplay) and it needs an Internet connection to play.  Developed by GameRival. Req.: Win98+, 400MHz Pentium, 64 mb RAM

Publisher: TryGames Price: €16.70


Mega Mahjongg


120 tile sets, 475 backgrounds, 350 layouts, multiple difficulty settings, hints, tips, single or multi-player mode, 2D and 3D graphics, customizable layouts, music. 

There seems to be special versions of 'Arcade Mahjongg', 'Ultimate Mahjongg' and 'Twilight Mahjongg' in this box (information taken from a customers review at Amazon and the 'legal notice' at Encores site).

Req.: Win 98/ME/2000/XP, 266MHz Pentium, 32MB RAM. 


Encore Software

Price: $19.99


Nahan: The Ultimate 3D Puzzle Game Commercial
Nahan is customizable 3D tile matching game. Rotate a 3D layout forwards/ backwards and left/right, zoom in/out, several backgrounds, block patterns, tile layout and 13 audio tracks, hints, musical tracks, layout editor. Reviews: GameGirls, MobyGames. Developed by Electric Sheep and published by Global Star Software in 1998 (retail price was $14.99 - $19.99). Req.: Mac OS, Windows 95/98/ME. Discontinued and impossible (?) to buy. Watch Amazon!
Producer: Global Star Price: NA


Naked Mahjongg Commercial
Solitaire mahjongg game where all the tiles are of course adorned with explicit pictures of females. Part of SpeedStrips Adult CD-Rom. I don't know if this is a own made game or just an adult tileset to an already existing game.
Publisher: SpeedStrip Interactive Price: $ 32-33





Piles'O'Tiles Desktop 2.2.1



28 boards (layout). Four tilesets available (incl. one mahjongg set). Online high score, hint. Tileset /level editor in registered version. Author: Andy Kellett. Req.: Versions for Windows (req.:95/98/ME/2000/XP and DirectX 8.1), Macintosh (OS8.5 w/ CarbonLib, OS X Compatible, 400Mhz+) and Pocket PC (ARM/XScale and MIPS) available. A crippled demo (only five boards and two rounds of play) can be downloaded from the homepage. Review based on Windows versions

4,0 mb Demo - download from:


Price: $ 16.95


Shanghai ( Commercial

3000 levels (layouts) and 72 tilesets. Hint. Shockwave Flash. 

Demo available with five layouts.

Little information on homepage.
2,2 mb - demo - download from: MiniClip Price:$ 9.95


Shanghai: Second Dynasty


Despite being released in 1999, this is still one of the best solitaire mahjongg games on the market. There are four true mahjongg games ( Chinese, Japanese, Western, American Mah-Jongg) and seven variations of the Shanghai game: Classic, Kids, Two-Player, Windstorm (match tiles according to the prevailing wind), Arcade (against time), Dynasty (compete against four others in time mode), Power Dragon's Eye (either try to fill the layout or remove), Pandamonium (several plays on the same board). 54 tilesets, 143 layouts, 10 music tracks. You can use custom tilesets and there is an Layout Editor. 

There is a good review at CDMAG. Another at GameSpot. The last game in Activision's line of Shanghai games. Re-sold by Xplosiv in 2003. Activision's Support Center.
Req.: Win 95/98/ME/XP.





Shanghi Infinity


60 layout, 2 playing modes: Shanghi 144 and Shanghi Mini 72 tiles. Shuffle, hint and Undo. Req.: Windows 95, 98, ME, 2K, XP, NT, 450 Mhz+. Flash MX game. A 1,5 demo is available (whit the crucial limitation that you only can remove 60 tiles in each game...). Developed by Jetacer Interactive.

An older version: 'Shanghi' is available for $9.99


Tornado Games

Price: $14.95


Simple Mahjongg 1.0 Commercial
A game that lives up to its name: simple. Only the standard mahjongg tileset, hint, shuffle, redo, undo. The available demo (1,9 mb) has a one hour play limit.
Req.: Win95/98/ME/NT 4.x/2000/XP, P2, 4MB video card, 
Direct X 6.1

A lot of the freeware offerings are much better than this.
Publisher: Twilight Games Price: $ 9.95


Solitaire Mahjongg Commercial
20 layouts, 20 tilesets, use your own mp3, 16 backgrounds, undo, shuffle, three difficulty levels, jukebox function.

Language: German. Req: Win 95, 98, Me, 2000, XP, Pentium+, 32 mb ram

Producer: Digital Tainment Pool Price: EUR 9.99


Look how
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 it.. !


Super Mah Jong Solitaire 2.06


20 layouts and 3 tilesets. Sound, music. Hint, help, undo, reshuffle, high score. Only 12 tries in the demo version (1,9 mb). Versions for Windows (95/98/ME/2000/XP, 32 Mb RAM) and MacOS X (10.1+).



Price: $ 19.95

Screenshot from Windows version


The Emperor's Mahjong


Very good graphics and game. Single and two player mode. 72 layouts, 6 themes, 3 tilesets, 3 difficulty levels. In the 'Emperor's Challenge' you have to solve the 12 layouts in each theme successive. Music, hint, undo, reshuffle, online high score. Layout Editor. Developed by Hexacto, sold by Broderbund. Req.: Win 95, 98, Me, 2000, XP, Pentium 266 Mhz and 64 mb ram. PocketPC and Palm versions available.



Price: $ 19.95


The Orient Pack Commercial

MahJongg comes with 7 layouts, 4 tilesets, 10 backgrounds, hints, undo and Beginners and Expert mode. Shisen has the same four tilesets and 10 backgrounds. The games can be played for free online (java applets) - MahJongg - Shisen-Sho. Purchase page. Download Size: 2.9MB
Publisher: 4WebGames Price: $ 5


Ultimate Mahjongg 5


Seems to be a very good version. 5 ways to play (Standard, Two Player, Memory, Waterfall (SameGame), Rivers (shisen-sho).  Play against the clock or two-player. Online play. 300+ tile sets, 1250+ backgrounds, and 200+ layouts. Create your own layouts. Developed by Gunnar Games, sold by ValuSoft. Req.: Win 98/ME/XP, P90 MHz, 16 MB RAM, DirectX.

The Mahjongg part in ''s 'Solitaire & Mahjongg' package also seems to be this game.



Price: $9.99




Ada Links 3.58 Commercial
Shisen-Sho game for the young and silly at heart. Colorful tilesets and backgrounds. Hint, undo, sound, music. 

15 days trial available (only Pokemon tiles, nag-screens) - 5,2 mb. Req.: Windows 98 / Me / 2000 / XP, 32 MB of RAM.
See also LinLinks below.

Producer: AYE Software Price: $14.95


Bloxx It Commercial
Three levels (easy, normal, hard). 3 tilesets, sound, music, highscore, good but cartoony graphics. Play against time (the faster the more points). 
Req.: Win 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP, P300MMX+ 

A one hour time limited demo (4,25 mb) with one tileset and numerous nag screens is available.

Publisher: Alawar Price: $19.95


Four Rivers for Windows 1.0e


Elegant tileset. 5 layouts. Hint, undo, sound. 

Author: Masaya Kusunoki (1995). Req.: Win 3.1+

- 309 kb

Homepage: NA

Price: 0


haihai 2 1.50 Freeware
Small and nice Japanese freeware game. 3 modes: Normal (Shanghai with 5 layouts), Line (Shisen-Sho) and Wall (Shisen-Sho again???). High score (5 best). Req.: Windows 95 /98 /Me /2000 /XP and DirectX 5.0. Download from this page (press the ftp or http button). In game: Right-click for menu (undo, redo, restart) and Enter to select new mode. Alternative download site: Caiman
500 kb - download from homepage:  POKE SOFT Price: 0


Hong Kong Pairs Freeware
In every other level there is blocking tiles who cannot be moved. Matched pairs add to time, unused time adds to score. Author: Howard Clark (BigH) 2001. Runs on Windows 98 at least.
- 451 kb  Price: NA


Jong 3D


Very good 3D version of 'Wino Jong 3' (see below). 12 layouts and 5 tile sets. Only 3 layouts and standard tileset available in shareware version. High score list for each layout. Installation, game, help and homepage (choose 'Jeux') in French only. Req.: OpenGL.

3.8 mb - Download from homepage


Price: 11,90€


JongPuzzle 3.41


Describes it-self as a "mah jong - like solitaire game"... 6 sizes (from 8x18 to 20x16) and 4 tile sets (Egyptian, Signs, Fractal, Easy). Sound, hint, undo, auto-play. Graphics not pretty in higher resolutions. Limitations in shareware version: Only three levels and nag screens. With so many good freeware games out there, what do you want with this lackluster?  Author: Andrey Krutikov.
Req.: Win95/98/NT/2000/ME/XP.

1,2 mb - download from:


Price: $11.95


LinLinks 4.0 Shareware

Shisen-Sho. Seems to be made for kids? Highscore. Three difficulty modes. 6 tilesets. Sound, music. Req.: Win95+. Very similar to Ada Links above (same Pokemon set and look).
4,9 mb - download from: LinLink.Net Price: $ 19.95




Shisen-Sho game made by Japanese company Symphony Inc. Sold in the retail "SHOCKPRICE500 series". Don't know where you can get it (possibly only in Japan...). Versions for Macintosh (68K,7.x) and Windows (95 and above), PlayStation. Some Japanese links: 1 (info. and download of trial versions) - 2 (win/mac68k info) - 3 (Classic/OS8) - 4 (OSX).

This online shockwave is built directly on this game: Play (screenshot)


Symphony, Inc.

Price: ?


Nankin 1.10 Freeware

A strange Shisen-Sho / SameGame variant. 

Made in 1993 by Ikuo Hirohata 'Grow'. Game in Japanese only. Hint, undo, shuffle, highscore. Runs on Win 98 and ???.

Homepage died in 2004

- 22 kb - download Grow's Soft Land Price:0


Noah's Ark Deluxe 1.1 Commercial
Shisen-Sho/SameGame combinations game. Match pairs of animals and save Noah's Ark from sinking. Three modes: Action, Strategy and Puzzle with three levels of difficulty each. Sound, music and high score.

Req.: Win98, ME, 2000, XP

10 times trial (2,6 mb) PopCaps Games Price: $9.95


Pocket-Jongg 3.71 Commercial

Shisen-Sho game. 

Versions for PocketPC, Desktop PC (Windows9x+) and Windows Smartphone 2002. 

Animation, highscore, 30 different level, multiplayer play via infrared or LAN


Publisher:  C-Labs Price: $ 9.95



Free Online / Shareware

Simple online version. Java applet. Also available as stand-alone windows game in 'The Orient Pack' together with a Solitaire Mahjongg clone for $5.00.

Play at

Price: $5.00




Ordinary, but good clone. 6 different board sizes (from 21x4 to 21x8). Hint, redo / undo, High Score list. Game and website in German only. 

Author: Martin Fiddler. 
Rant: Why can't people give their games a version number???

229 kb - download from:

KeyJ Black Hole

Price: 0


Shisen-Sho 1.1


OK game. 5 board sizes (from 14x60 to 30x16) and 5 difficulty levels. Help, hint and High Score list.

Author: Arnold Kraschinski. Website and game in German only.

- 39 kb

Arnold Kraschinski



Shisen-Sho 1.17


A decent clone. Graphics could have been better, though. 18 tile sets (including a road sign tile set), 5 board sizes from 14x6 to 30x16. 5 speed levels and 3 difficulty modes. Hint, Demo and High Scores list. Standard mode, Gravity mode (tiles fall down the board), Fall mode and Attractive mode. Choose bitmaps as backgrounds. Bitmap template with which you can make your own tile sets. Versions for OS/2 (req.: Warp 3 with DIVE or later) and Windows. Review and screen- shot based on Windows version. Author: Daniel F. Valot

A special version dedicated to Irina Allegrova also available.

2.9 mb - download from homepage


Price: 0


Shisen-Sho 1.5


5 difficulty levels. Standard mahjongg tile set. Timer. Author: Jerome Desmoulins. Game (and website) in French only. Req.: Win9x/NT/2000

231 kb - download from:

Jerome Desmoulins

Price: 0


Shisen-Sho for Java 1.2


Nice clone. 5 different board sizes (from 6x14 to 16x30). Cheat and Solve game. The game is a Java application. This means it needs a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) installed on the machine. See the homepage for installation instructions. Author: Barry Neilson (1999).

197 kb - download from homepage:

Barry Neilson

Price: 0


Shisen for Win32  2.10


You can choose your own bitmap or color as background. Online High Score. Cheat. Req.: Win9x/ME/NT/2000/XP. 

Web side and installation in Japanese only, game in English. 
Author: Ono Shinji

327 kb - download from:


Price: 0


Shisen-Sho for Windows 1.5

Freeware (GNU)

Good version. 12 tile sets, 5 sizes from 14x6 to 30x16, 3 difficulty levels and 5 speed levels. Help, Hint, Hall of Fame. Choose bitmap files as background. Based on the KDE game KSHISEN (Linux). The game can use tile sets made for KMahjongg. Author: Jim Mason

The download file is a Microsoft Installer (.msi file)

443 kb - download from homepage:


Price: 0


Shisen for Java 1.0 Freeware
Beautiful. 13 tilesets, multiple screen resolutions supported and automatic scaling of tiles, Hall of Fame, undo, redo, hint, peek, restart, pause, use jpg/gif/png-graphics as background, 3 difficulty levels, 6 board size from 14x6 to 30x16, several themes (look-and-feel), English and German language. Req.: Java 2 runtime (download from Java home). Platform independent (runs on OS/2, Linux, Windows, Solaris and Mac OSX). Authors: Uwe and Jürgen aus dem Moore.
5,4MB - Download from homepage: UJ-software Price: 0


Super Circuitry 1.0b Shareware
Based on Short Circuitry mentioned above. 64 levels, highscore, sound, 4 difficulty modes. Colored blocks only and no mahjongg tiles. 

Shareware version only has the 16 first levels.

Req.: Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000
759 kb - download from:  CRL Software Price: $9.95


Take Two 1.00


Nice Shisen-Sho version. 5 tile sets (Chinese, The Simpsons, Gemstones, Road signs, Blitz Basic Coders faces). Create your own tile sets (PNG - 288x320 / 32x64). Play in three sizes (Small, Medium, Large). High score list. Animated background. Hint (gives time penalty). In 'normal mode' is three tokens introduced - you loose a token each time you cheat. 15 levels of grid from 4x4 to 24x8 with time limits (it gets really hard...). Based on 'Take Two' on the Atari ST. 3 more tilesets available on the authors homepage (Star Trek, Sphere and WWE Wrestling). 
Author: Andrew Pointon (aka 'The Caffeine Kid')

983 kb - download from:

TCK's Blitz Remakes

Price: 0


The Curse of Ra


Good arcade standard graphics. Egyptian twist and hieroglyphic tiles. A derivative of the standard Shisen-Sho, since it has new elements such as bombs, magnets and walls. 50 levels with increasing difficulty, who will challenge both your mind and logic. Single or various multiplayer modes. Level Editor. Languages: English, Español, Deutsch, Français. Author: Philippe Mussler. Req.: Win 95/ 98/ ME/ XP/ 2000 and DirectX 7+. In the shareware version you can only play the first 6 levels.

New levels are being sold in Mission Packs (50 levels each) for $9.95 each : Ra's Revenge, Ra's Empire, Ra's Vegas. There also exists a 'The Curse of Ra Fun Club' where members exchange user made levels. 

Several commercial retail versions is sold by eGames under the name 'RahJongg'  (Spyware!). 'RahJongg' ($19.99), the sequel 'Mahjongg Master: Egyptian Edition' ($14.99), and a 22-level version in the bundle 'Galaxy of Mahjongg 2'.

1,1 mb - download from:


Price: $19.95


Wino Jong 3


The board is small and the tiles are only loosely based on Mahjongg tiles. High score list. Sound. Shareware version has a five level limit. Installation, game and homepage (choose 'Jeux') in French only.

3.5 mb - download from:


Price: 9.90€





Alchemy 1.2 for windows Shareware
In this variant the tiles are magical runes. The goal is to turn the entire board into gold. Runes must be placed next to an existing Rune, and they must match all adjacent Runes in either their shape, their color, or both. "Stones" act as wild cards. "Skulls" are magical bombs. Normal 'strategic mode' and 'time-trial mode'. Music, sound, hint, high score and customs cursors. In the trial there is no high score, no time trial and several nag screens. Req.: Windows 95, 98, 2000, or ME with Direct X, Pentium II 200 Mhz , 32 mb RAM. There is also an MAC OS X version.
1, 8 mb - download from:  PopCap Games Price: $19.95


Flowers Ishido 1.2


Small, but good freeware Ishido clone. Two tile sets: Flowers and numbers. High score list. No mahjongg tile set. Made in 1997. 
Author: Luciano Vernaschi. Req.: vbrun300.dll, Win3.1/95+.

874 kb - download from homepage:




Idigicon Ishido


Very good Ishido clone. 3 levels: easy, Medium and Hard. 3 tile sets. High score and music. Aaarghh: Only three tries in the demo; that's way to crippling, shame on you! Req.: 300MHz CPU, 32MB ram, 8MB Video Card; Win9x/ME/2000/XP.

3,4 mb - Download from:

Idigicon Ishido

Price: $4.99


Ishido Freeware
Small and lackluster windows clone. Author: Douglas Mayfield. Said to be a port of Ishido for X. No mahjongg tileset.
- 24 kb Homepage: NA Price: 0


Mariko - The way of The Stones 1.0 Commercial
New Ishido game (96 fields and 66/72 stones). English or German, highscore, 3 modes: competition, tournament, league, 14 levels, hints, several tilesets. Developed by Gzwo software development. Req.: Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP, Pentium PII 300, DirectX compatible video card, 32mb ram, DirectX 8.1. There is a demo available (5 day limited trial, 2 layouts and tile sets).
2,5 mb - demo - download from: Mad Data Price: $ 19.95


Passage 3 (v. 2.54)


Beautiful graphics. Nice gameplay. No mahjongg tile sets (but I list it anyway...). Spoken rules and tips. Internet High score list. 4 game variants in shareware version, 24 when registered and also 150 levels. Nine additional tilesets (themes) available for download (6.1 mb). Req.: DirectX 6.1 or later. A freeware version (The Christmas Edition) can be downloaded here ( - 3,9 mb)

4,0 MB - download from:


Price: $19.99


Runenlegen 0.1d Freeware
A very good freeware Ishido clone. It has four variants: Beginner, Celtic, Ishido, Passage. 72 runes are to be placed on a 12 x 8 measured board of 96 squares. The runes have six different colors and symbols of the Futhark, a early Germanic alphabet. The name Runenlegen is German and means nothing more than Rune placing. Demo mode, hints, and high score, English, Spanish and German language. Req.: HTML help, Windows 98 and up.
131 kb - download from:  Arbeitskreis Spielkultur Price: 0


Shih Dao 3.7


Good version. Tile strategy game. 72 tiles must be placed on the board. Hints, undo, self running demo, demo tutorial, help, music. Over 30 tile sets and boards. Only 4 tile sets and 2 backgrounds (boards) in shareware version. Req.: Win3.1+. Made by Digital Empires (1995), distributed by Arcanum (Nels Anderson). Another screenshot.

865 kb - Download from homepage:


Price: $20


Shih Tao Shareware
Ishido game. Three modes (rule sets), high score, Helpers, sound, 3 board sizes, unlimited undo, 20 symbol sets, sound, 15+ background melodies. Calls itself incorrectly an 'adaptation of an old Asian board game'. Req: Windows 98 and above. The trial is time-limited (30 days)
2,3 mb - download from: OINK KG Price: $14.99 




Toag is described as the Egyptian version of Ishido. Graphics are good, but the game board is to small and the advertising in the upper field is annoying. Internet high score list.

1,3 mb - download from:

Locatha Ind.

Price: 0


Wishido 1.01


Pretty good Ishido clone. Several board sets in registered version. High score list. Not much mahjongg about it, though. Author: Raimonds Rudmanis. Req.: Win95+, DirectX3.0+

814 kb - Download from: 

Wishido homepage

Price: $12


Xcogitate 1.1 Shareware

Ishido clone. Only 588x434 playable screen. 3 difficulty levels, hint, high score, shuffle (new game each time), sound.
Author: Martijn Dekker. Req.: Win 95/98/NT/2000/XP. 
Also versions for Java and PocketPC.
Java online version can be played here. The trial version only has the easy level, no hint, no highs core and no shuffle (you play the same game each time)
204 kb - download from: PFF Software Price:$9.99



Pyramad 1.2


Egyptian theme. Your goal is to build a complete pyramid from randomly drawn blocks. You must match hieroglyphics along each side of the blocks in order to place them together. Good standalone guide explain the rules. Must run in 256 colors. Made by Magicastle 1997. Shareware ($20), probably abandonware today. Only one level in shareware version (and that is the version available for download). Review and screenshot based on windows version. Read other reviews here and here

: The author has announced a comeback in 2005 with an updated shareware version of Pyramad, please see the MagiCastle website.

Pyramad was originally published as a two player board game in 1982, and revamped to a solitaire puzzle game. It's rules are unique and it predates Ishido. You must match symbols along each side of the board and stacking them to form a pyramid.

3,8 mb win 3,5 mb mac

Homepage: NA





The rest of the bunch: Other solitaire games played with mahjongg tiles or somewhat related to the 'mahjongg universe'

Mah Jongg Wall 2.1


Want to add more mystery, strategy, and challenge to the tile-matching solitaire game? Try MahJongg Wall. Good graphics (but too small) and music. First you throw dices to determine the prevailing wind who controls which tiles are free and not. The tiles you match (discarding) are used to build a new wall. The goal is to complete this wall. Entirely original rules. And you get nice Chinese words of wisdoms when you win. Author: Russel Wilson. Req.: Win 95+. 
A commercial version called 'Mah Jongg Magic' was earlier sold by Cosmi Corporation (seems to discontinued by now)

4,4 mb - download from:

Cypress Lane Div.

Price: $19.95


Arcade MahJongg 1.25


A new twist: Adding action and shooting. You must clear levels by firing bullets from your paddle at matching tiles (and they are moving). Too many mismatches and you're dead. Shareware limitations: Only 10 minutes of play and only 15 of 100 levels available. Author: Simeon Peebler. Req.: Win 95/98/ME/ 2000/XP and DirectX 8.0+.

4,0 mb- download from:

BrainBlock Int.

Price: $19.95


Pretty Good MahJongg 1.11


21 original mahjongg solitaire games based on and inspired by traditional solitaire card games and played with mahjongg tiles. Also 32 different classic solitaire mahjongg tile matching layouts (more added on homepage by users). 10 tilesets available. Layout Editor available in registered version. Undo, redo, snapshots, statistics, high score lists. Author: Thomas Warfield. Req.: Windows 95/98/NT/2000/Me/XP

A commercial version called 'MahJongg Patience' is sold by eGames (10 games - $9.99) and is also included in the 'MahJongg Master Deluxe Suite'.

4.1 mb - download from:

GoodSol Dev. Inc.

Price: $24.95


Mah Jongg Klondike 1.00


Simple Klondike ("solitaire") type card game with the 'look and feel' of Kyodai MahJongg. Meant as a tribute. 8 backgrounds (use your own jpgs - 639x463) and 8 different card backs. Sound. 3 languages: English, German and Norwegian. Authors: Marc Lesselberg (graphics, idea) and Vegard Krog Petersen (the author of this site). Req.: Win 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP and Visual basic 6 runtime.

- 982 kb (exe) - 862 kb (zip)


Price: 0



Mahjong Rain 1.0 Shareware
Tetris with mahjongg tiles. "The object of the game is to build a winning hand in each 'game' before the mahjong tiles fill up the screen." Music, peek and highscore. Req.: Win 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP, 800 x 600. Author: Edwin Chiu
4,8 mb trial- Publisher: IWriteSoftware Price: $12 


MahJongg TetriX 1.2


Not much 'mahjongg' about it. Included because of the name.

A combination of Tetris and "MahJongg Clicks" (SameGame). Manage 4 figures falling simultaneously. 10 speed levels. Music.

Author: Alexander V. Stepoukhin. Req: Win 95/98/ME/2000/XP

2,6 mb - download from:





Super Pai-oh 2 v.7.0 Shareware
A SameGame variant. The gravity point is no longer the bottom, but the center of the screen. You must match two and two tiles and think ahead. The board hides drawings of Japanese girls who progressively undress along with your success. 3 difficulty levels (only one in trial), sound. Installation and game in Japanese. Author: Koji Sato (SGL) (2001). Abandonware? There seems to be no mention of the game in SGL's homepage.
- 1,4 mb N/A Price: N/A



Dragon Scales 2.0


A mahjongg solitaire derivative. Uses scales or other shapes instead of tiles. Same goal: remove scales in pairs that are not overlapped by other scales. Animated textures or fabric scales. 3 different skill levels (make your own), background music, create own layouts and rules. Author: Gerry Quinn. Req.: 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP

1,8 mb - download from homepage:


Price: $14.95


Pick 11 v.3.0 Shareware
A mahjongg solitaire derivative. Clear the field by summing the open (free) tiles up to 11. After clearing all the tiles you will be transferred to next level (8 levels) Online tournament mode. In demo version only one level is available. Windows and PocketPC.
888 kb - download from: XI-ART Price: $11.69 


Rechen-MahJongg 1.0 Freeware
A mahjongg solitaire derivative. Mathematics training for children (and adults :-) ). Tiles can be removed in pairs, if the calculation and the result is correct. Differences: Only one height level and only two 'identical' tiles. Fire background pictures (or use your own jpg files). 

Author: Thomas Fellner.

293 - download from:  Thomas Fellner Price: 0


Steve Moraff has, among his other games, made two derivatives:

RingJongg and SphereJongg are shareware, visit Moraff's.

Moraff's RingJongg

Uses rings instead of tiles

Moraff's SphereJongg

Uses 3D-spheres (balls) instead of tiles


The older MarbleJongg 2000 v. 1.09 is freeware (nagware). 

- MarbleJongg 3,9 mb [Download not available, email me for a link!]

Moraff's Marble Jongg

Uses balls or rings instead of tiles


Pokie Magic: Golden Dragon


Since I have not tried the game myself; here is the ad:
"Pokie Magic - Golden Dragon is an Aussie style 20 payline 5 reel poker machine (also called a slot machine or a "Pokie"). It has an exciting Mahjong Feature which if you are very lucky will lead into the Golden Dragon Feature, for massively exciting wins!"

2,7 mb - download from:

Pokie Magic

Price: $15.00


Trentyguy Freeware
Sokoban - style. Quote: "Arcade / puzzle game that combines the gameplay of Pac-man with Mahjong. You must navigate little Trentyguy to collect pairs of tiles in order to clear each board, all the while avoiding traps and obstacles. Several levels, a children's mode, music and cheat codes". Also a sequel: Super Trentyguy. By Kenny Wright
7,1 mb - download from: Mandelbrotjulia Price: 0




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