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Shanghai Mahjong

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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 have two minutes or two hours you'll quickly lose yourself in this classic tile-matching obsession. Shanghai has been carefully designed to look amazing on whichever device you decide to run it on: iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.


• Photorealistic game tiles
• 50+ tilesets keep the game fresh
• 200 different layouts keep your mind active
• 33 Challenging Game Center achievements
• Unique Windstorm mode adds new game twists
• Personalize with custom backgrounds
• Global Leader boards
• Detailed Game statistics
• Supports your background music
• Post scores to Facebook
• Fully supports iOS4 and the Retina display.

Those that think that classic Mahjong is so 1924 can rest easy. Now you can choose from an ever expanding library of tilesets to keep the game fresh. From Fractals to Trippy Polish Cinema we automatically make new sets available as they're cranked off the production line.

You can further personalize the look of the game with an unlimited selection of backgrounds. Choose images from your photo album or from a selection of custom designed artwork

From fast two minute games to extended head scratchers, quickly choose from over 200 layouts or select one at random each time you start a game.

Wondering if you're king of the tile heap? Now you can see how you stack up against friends and other players world wide. From Morphious Moves to Slaying Dragons Shanghai's 33 built-in Game Achievements are guaranteed to test your zen-mettle in new and challenging ways.

What's New in Version 1.8

• Improved depth visuals for iPhone4/iPad
• New Fortune cookie options
• Improved performance
• Dragon Purist leaderboard added
• Stunning new backgrounds
• More tilesets
• Misc Reliability enhancements


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Customer Reviews

Best Mahjong App for me

I've owned this game for about 6 years now and still am highly addicted to it.
I prefer puzzle games that make you think, are challenging, that don't do the work for you (I don't use any "cheats" at all, except when first learning a new game), give you a chance to beat your or other players best scores & times and this game does all of that.
It's not flashy, the tiles are easy to read, the game is easy to learn yet makes you think strategically, there are several boards to choose from, you can take all the time in the world if you want, stop & restart right where you left off & other pros.
If you need games to be easy, do the work for you, are flashy with a ton of features to keep your attention then this is not the game for you.

Real review, really great app!!!

Please disregard nickname. I don't know how to change it. I am a real person with an ipad3. I have purchased a lot of apps, over a hundred. This is one of the first games I bought. It has been many months, and many game purchases since, and I still go back to this game almost every day. No problems with app. Very customizable, which helps keep it fresh. If you like this type of game, it's a must buy. Even if you don't or aren't sure, it's worth a try. It can be played to relax or to challenge yourself. I wish we had an app store user forum where real people could write real reviews. It's getting harder to find reliable resources so I'm trying to do my part by writing reviews, good, bad, and in- between. Hope it helps.

So Disappointed

I thought this would be the last Mahjong app I'd buy because it seemed to have all the important and essential features that a Mahjong app should have. While the customization options and amount of board layouts are awesome, this app is missing one very, very important feature: highlighting of only usable tiles.

Honestly, why isn't this an option? I can understand if some people don't want usable tile highlighting, but others, like me, do. It should be an optional feature in the app settings that we can toggle on/off. Due to the fact this isn't an option, I've uninstalled this app. Thankfully, I've found another Mahjong app that DOES have this feature. I just wish I'd found it before wasting money on this one.

2 stars because 1 star was mandatory. The other is for the customization and board layouts.

Shanghai Mahjong
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $0.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.8
  • Size: 10.5 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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