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Game #3172
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Real Mah Jong, The    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Strategy   Board - Eastern

Rating: 7.23 (59 votes)

Real Mah Jong, The box cover

Real Mah Jong, The screenshot
The Real Mah Jong is a nice freeware game that offers excellent, no-frills gameplay. The author named the game "real Mah Jong" because contrary to popular Western belief, the Mah Jong game that is played in Asia is NOT the solitaire remove-the-tiles game, but a competitive game played by four players that is similar to poker and rummy, but with more sets and elaborate scoring rules. The game is played in many countries in Asia, each with its own scoring system, although the basic tile set remains the same. The players essentially compete to "go out" (i.e. finish the game) with various combinations of tiles, including pairs, three of a kind, and consecutive numbers (like a straight flush). Because The Real Mah Jong lacks comprehensive on-line help and other useful options for novices, it is recommended only to those who know the basics. It's fun and more than adequate for its price (it's free!), but you are well advised to check out Hong Kong Mahjong or Four Winds Mah Jong instead for a more comprehensive and attractive presentation of this underrated parlor game.

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Paul Grosse
Developer: Freeware
Publisher: Freeware
Year: 1998
Software Copyright: Paul Grosse
Theme: Oriental
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:
Related Links: Official site (archived), The Maj Exchange, Mahjong News
Links:    
If you like this game, try: Hong Kong Mahjong, Mahjong, Four Winds Mah Jong

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