Sunday, April 05, 2009

Mahjong - Time Sponge

Coming up next week - we'll have some Mahjong tile beads. Which led me to google Mahjong (to check the spelling!) - which led me to this interesting site that lists the actual names of the tiles, and this site - with a very cool, instantly playable Mahjong solitaire game.

For those of you who have been living under a rock (beaded, of course) - Mahjong Solitaire, or Shanghai and other various names, is a game of solitaire played with Mahjong tiles. They are stacked up, and the idea is to remove them by finding matching pairs. Click on one, and then the matching one, to remove the pair. The catch is - only tiles with an exposed side (lengthwise edge) can be removed. There are four of most of the tiles, but some, there are only one of - and you have to match them with other tiles that are in the same "set" or "category" - the "flowers," and "seasons." Easy enough? Go for it!

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