Shanghai solitaire

Traditional games theme

Shanghai is a solitaire game concept, played with Mahjong tiles instead of cards.

140
games
56
platforms

Alternate names: Mahjong solitaire, Computer Mahjong, TaiPei, The Turtle, Kyodai, Moraff's

The first video game about Shanghai solitaire was released in 1981.

Activision, Sunsoft and SystemSoft has published most of these games

See also: Shanghai (a city in mainland China), Mahjong (game)
Shanghai is often confused with Mahjong, but it has nothing to do with the "real" Mahjong, except that it uses its tiles. The concept of the game is also called "Mahjong solitaire". The goal is to remove exposed pairs of tiles from a pile until all tiles are removed. While there were games with this concept in the early 80s, the big success came with Activisions Shanghai release on computers such as the Macintosh and Amiga in 1986. Over the years many game variants appeared. Today it's a popular puzzle game type.

Parent groups

Board games, Mahjong tiles, Solitaire

Platforms

MS-DOS 12
Linux 11
Windows 10
Mac OS Classic 7
Arcade 7
Win3.1 7
Amiga 5
C64 5
NEC PC9801 4
SNES 4
NeXT 3
X68000 3
BeOS 3
Saturn 3
MSX2 3
GB 2
PCE CD 2
Mega Drive 2
Unix 2
BSD 2
PS 2
GBA 2
Solaris 2
NES 2
FM Towns 2
NEC PC8801 2
Tandy Coco 2
Amstrad CPC 1
Master System 1
Neo Geo Pocket Color 1

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