Shanghai solitaire

Traditional games theme

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

143
games
57
platforms

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

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.

The first Shanghai solitaire video game was released in 1981.

Activision, Sunsoft and SystemSoft published most of these games.

Parent groups

Board games, Mahjong tiles, Solitaire

Platforms

MS-DOS 13
Linux 11
Windows 10
Arcade 7
Win3.1 7
Mac OS Classic 7
Amiga 5
C64 5
NEC PC9801 4
SNES 4
X68000 3
BeOS 3
Saturn 3
MSX2 3
NeXT 3
Mega Drive 2
Apple IIGS 2
PC Engine 2
Unix 2
BSD 2
PS 2
GBA 2
Solaris 2
NES 2
FM Towns 2
NEC PC8801 2
GB 2
Tandy Coco 2
Neo Geo Pocket Color 1
PC Engine 1

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