Chapter 3. Game Rules, Strategies and Tips

Rules
Tips

Rules

Standard Mahjong set of tiles includes:

 Group name Tile name Quantity in a set Dots 1 of Dots 2 2 of Dots 2 3 of Dots 2 4 of Dots 2 5 of Dots 2 6 of Dots 2 7 of Dots 2 8 of Dots 2 9 of Dots 2 Bamboos 1 of Bamboos 2 2 of Bamboos 2 3 of Bamboos 2 4 of Bamboos 2 5 of Bamboos 2 6 of Bamboos 2 7 of Bamboos 2 8 of Bamboos 2 9 of Bamboos 2 Characters 1 of Characters 2 2 of Characters 2 3 of Characters 2 4 of Characters 2 5 of Characters 2 6 of Characters 2 7 of Characters 2 8 of Characters 2 9 of Characters 2 Winds East Wind 2 South Wind 2 West Wind 2 North Wind 2 Dragons Red Dragon 2 Green Dragon 2 White Dragon 2 Flowers Plum (1) 1 Lily (2) 1 Chrysanthemum (3) 1 Bamboo (4) 1 Seasons Spring (1) 1 Summer (2) 1 Autumn (3) 1 Winter (4) 1

• Matching tiles are such tiles where the face pictograms match exactly.

Note:

There are exceptions to this rule. In the traditional game of Mahjong each tile has a matching one except for the Flowers and Seasons tiles.

• The Flowers tiles have no doubles in the set and can be matched directly to each other.

• The Seasons tiles have no doubles in the set and can be matched directly to each other.

• Tiles can only be removed if they can be connected with a maximum of three connected lines that do not cross any other tile. Lines can be horizontal or vertical, but not diagonal.

Note:

You do not have to draw the lines by yourself, the game does this for you. Just mark two matching tiles on the board, if they can be connected by a line with at most two bends, the line is drawn and the tiles are removed.

• Lines may only cross empty areas of the board.

• Some games are unsolvable. If you would like to avoid unsolvable games check the option Create solvable games only in the configuration dialog.

• The scores are awarded for the time the player needs to remove all the tiles from the game board. Games with more tiles give more scores.

• If you played with the Gravity setting enabled, the score will be doubled.

• To be eligible for a place amongst the high scores player has to complete a game instance within the shortest period of time possible.

Note:

If the player uses the Undo or Hint feature the record will not be considered as a high score.