Mahjong Solitaire is a puzzle game where you have to match tiles on a pyramid-shaped board with 144 stacked tiles. The characters on the tiles are all different.
You'll see a pyramid-shaped board with 144 tiles stacked on top of one another when you first start the Mahjong Solitaire game. All of the characters and images on the tiles are unique. You'll notice that some of them are identical if you look closely; this is because each image appears four times in the game. Mahjong's goal is to match the images on the tiles. In other words, you're looking for two pairs in each series. The only exceptions are the flowers and seasons series. Each of these series consists of four tiles, each of which appears only once in each game, making precise matching impossible. To finish the puzzle, you must match the tiles in the series, such as summer and spring or autumn and winter.
It is not feasible to simply match and delete any tile on the board, according to Mahjong regulations. Only the following tiles can be combined:
A tile may only be picked if no other tiles are stacked on top of it.
If a tile has adjacent tiles on each side of it, it cannot be picked.
A tile can only be removed if it is completely free on at least one side.
You can see that both of these tiles are free on at least one side if you follow green line 1 in the image above. This suggests that they can be merged and removed. Line 2's tiles are likewise free on one side, thus they can be omitted.
With the tiles indicated by the red lines, it's a different story. Only one tile is free on line 3, while the other tile is obstructed by two other tiles, preventing it from being picked. To get rid of it, you must first get rid of the tiles around it. Line 4 denotes two tiles that are free on one side each. However, as you can see, one of them is covered by another tile, making it impossible to remove.
You must continue matching and removing tiles until the board is emptied. As the game advances, there are fewer and fewer tiles accessible, as well as fewer open pairings to find. You may be unable to match any more tiles if two matched tiles are stacked on top of one another; the bottom tile will then be hidden and unavailable for selection. The game will then combine the tiles automatically, allowing you to continue playing. A few tools are also available to assist you in playing:
Mix: shuffles all of the tiles, resulting in new pairs of tiles becoming accessible.
Hint: You can use the hint tool to produce a recommendation if you can't find any matching matches. However, be aware that the tip may not be the best option; the game will normally choose the first available open pair.
Undo: You can use Undo to go back one step at any moment. If you've made a mistake or want to examine what's behind another tile, use this option.
Mahjong Tips and strategies:
It's a common misconception that winning at Mahjong is only a matter of luck. However, if you use the appropriate tactics, you will be able to solve the puzzle more frequently and fast. Every Mahjong puzzle can be completed in our game since there is always at least one answer.
Here are some helpful hints and strategies:
Look ahead: before making your initial move, evaluate the entire board and try to find as many matching pairs as possible. Then, as far ahead as feasible, plan your actions and determine which open pairings you can remove to make room for new pairs. First, choose the couples that are blocking the most other tiles. For example, the top tile on the pyramid is obstructing four other tiles at the start of the game, so it's a smart idea to get rid of it first. You may also utilize the Undo button to plan ahead and examine what's behind these tiles by removing open pairings. Undo the move and search for a better choice if the tiles underneath them are useless.
Triples: Scrutinize the board for the best move if you find three identical tiles that are free. There are three free tiles with a green bird in the example above. Now see what combination of tiles you can play to release the most other tiles. Because the tile next to it is already free on the right-hand side, you can see that C is not blocking any other tiles. As a result, combining A and B to create two new tiles is the best option.
Clear the top layers: Because the pyramid has five layers, several tiles may be piled on top of one another. According to Mahjong rules, you cannot select a tile if another tile is on top of it; a stack of five tiles will contain four unusable tiles. If at all possible, avoid leaving stacks of tiles on the board and instead try to remove the top layers to create a flatter board.