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Shanghai Mahjong Lite

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"Quite honestly, if you enjoy the game of Mahjong even a little bit, you’d be nuts not to buy this game. It’s the best mahjong available for the iPad or the iPhone" — 148Apps

"Shanghai Mahjong app is the best Mahjong app available on iTunes" —

"This is arguably the best digital version of the game I’ve ever played" —

"absolutely gorgeous!" — gear diary

"If you've been stuck trying to decide which mahjong solitaire game in the App Store will get you the most bang for your buck, it’s time to stop wracking your brain and give Shanghai a try. It’s a gorgeous and über customizable version of the game you know and love" —

"With solid controls, a variety of game modes, and nearly endless customization via direct downloads, Shanghai Mahjong came away the winner in our Games category. —

"13th Top iOS App of all time" - 148Apps

"You’d be seriously hard-pressed to find a nicer looking mahjong app than Shanghai" — appsafari

Shanghai Mahjong, one of the most popular games of all time, returns in this definitive edition. Whether you play it on an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch Shanghai looks stunning. Shanghai also fully supports the iPhone 4 Retina display

Pair tiles to dismantle intricate structures or try to predict the ever-changing matches in the unique Windstorm mode.

Shanghai's compelling animation, sound and one-tap access to an extensive online collection of high resolution artwork ensures the game will always stay fresh.

What's New in Version 1.6.4

• High Resolution Retina display support
• Improved depth visuals for iPhone4/iPad
• Misc Reliability enhancements


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Customer Reviews

Love It!

One of my favorite apps. An enjoyable game to unwind with as it is easy to play without causing frustration. A fun fortune appears when you clear the board. You get a choice of 2 layouts, a basic tileset, and a simple background. Want more choices? These can be purchased (each is a separate purchase, so if you buy the additional layouts you do *not* also get the additional tilesets) inside the app. There is a little clock that tells you how long it took to clear the board, but it is easily ignored. My sole complaint is there is no ability to restore purchases. I had this app on an older device and have since upgraded. In downloading this game to my newer device, I lost the layouts I had paid for so I will have to pay again. Only $1, but still. The ability would be nice.


I enjoy this game tremendously. The only problem Is my Mother cannot enjoy this on her Samsung Galaxy 3. I hope that this gets to the right techs so that she can enjoy this on her Verizon, AT&T phone. If this were more accessible other than IPhone apps than more consumers could enjoy the enjoyable features of iTunes. Not everyone can support Safari on their computers and cellphones. It limits the users for music, game, move apps and etc from enjoying the apple experience. The game apps on Apple are addicting and it limits other cellphone users; from enjoying the free music apps and the records put out by the artists in different genres. Hope you have a nice day and hope your Apple stock goes up! Thanks.

Great for a challenge or unwinding

I love this game and play it often, never have experienced any problems. There are choices of tiles and layouts. There is a small timer that runs at the bottom of the screen, so if you want to challenge yourself to quickly clear the board, you can (my personal best time is 1:10). But the clock is not conspicuous and does not make any sound, so if you'd rather just relax or play with a child, you can do that too and take as long as you like. I use it both ways and find it mentally stimulating without being frustrating.

Shanghai Mahjong Lite
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.6.4
  • Size: 8.2 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. Layout Pack$0.99
  2. Tilesets Unlimited$0.99