WINNER "BEST GAME" 2009
3rd PLACE WINNER "BEST APP EVER" 2010
"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" — slapapp.com
"This is arguably the best digital version of the game I’ve ever played" — macgamer.com
"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" — appadvice.com
"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. — iLounge.com
"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.
LEADERBOARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
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.
* Fixes bug related to player score history not saving
* iPhone X Support
Ratings and Reviews
Great game when you have some time to waste!
First off, I LOVE THIS GAME! It is addicting, and a great time occupier when there is slack time. I enjoy the multiple boards, but I generally play the standard configuration.
I was having a problem where, in the middle of a game, the end tiles would not be available for matching. Additionally, tiles in the MIDDLE of a row would become available!! I thought it was some update error, and I contacted the developers.
They IMMEDIATELY responded that I may have been in 'Windstorm' mode (I was) and, once fixed, everything went back to normal. Kudos on the quick response!
Update December 2016--
I still play and love this game, but I have noticed that the 'Dragon' board repeats the same boards after playing about 10 of them!! This is disheartening; as the boards no longer seem random. I am using IOS 10.x (now 10.2) on all my iPads and iPhones, but no joy.
Update September 2017--
Thank you Thank you for updating this app so it is compatible with future iOS releases!!
Best Mahjong App!
Several months ago I was upset to get a notice on my iPhone 6s when I opened this app that it was not going to be considered compatible with the upcoming iOS 11 upgrade. So glad the developers finally fixed that problem, as I play this game at least several times a week.
I've tried them all! This mahjong app has the best interface. Easy to use, beautiful tile designs, from clean, simple, traditional backgrounds to the more exotic or playful, and limitless variations of tile layouts. I've used the paid version for years and it's just gotten better over time.
Thanks! In the nick of time!
I had decided not to do the next iOS update on my iPad until you put out an updated version of this app. I was going to update my iPhone only! I couldn't bear to completely lose this game! I'm so grateful I won't have to make that decision! The only thing I regret is that I deleted the statistics without checking to see how many hundreds (thousands?) of games I've played played since downloading this app 5-6 yea s ago (or whenever it first came out). I didn't even mind paying $1.99! It's worth every penny!
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.