There are many games in today’s world that has its origin in China, Korea and other Asian countries. Games in general are a whole lot of fun and entertainment. The interesting part of any games is that they are not bounded by any age or any other factors. Game makers are launching new and interesting games in the market every day. Statistics has shown that the gaming industry has seen a large and rapid growth in the past 5 years. For a small child or an adult, games are the best companions to get rid of any loneliness.
In earlier times, games were mostly offline, which means that players have to physically be in front of the gaming console or station and then play the game. There was a drawback in this type of playing where players across the world cannot play all the games unless and until he/she is present in front of the board. Then, gamer makers had the logic idea to combine games with the internet, which was a hot cake at those times. Their main concern was how can players across the globe be connected together and play any games. Later, they found the online games that changed the entire pace of the gaming industry. Now, you can find any games online. This helped anyone to play any games and if the game is a multiplayer game then you can choose a partner that is countries apart. Indeed, amazing!!
The world of Mahjong
Mahjong is the type of logic game that has its roots in China. This game is played by 4 players, with some 3-player variations found in Japan and Korea. While in the game, the tile mahjong solitaire version is popular in Western Asia and in other parts of Asia the 4-player version that holds predominant. Similar to the Western card game rummy, it is a game of strategies, skills and calculation and also involves a certain degree of chance.
The game is played with a set of 136 tiles based on the Chinese symbols and characters, although some of the regional variations use different number of tiles. In most of the variations, every player will begin receiving 13 numbers of tiles. Some players discard and draw tiles until the 14th tile forms 4 groups and a pair.
Mahjong is known by many names including Mahjongg, Mah-jong, Majong, Mahjong Solitaire, the Shanghai Games and Chinese tile games. There are many free Mahjong games available. Some of the Mahjong games are:
- Chinese Mahjong – This is a traditional game. As one would expect these tiles displays geometric shapes, some Chinese characters, etc. The main part that makes the game challenging is the short 10 minutes timer!
- Mahjong Burger – Of all the mahjong tile games, this is the only game set in a burger restaurant. One has to clear the food pairs of tiles as fast as possible. If one doesn’t, then food will fall off the moving belt and he will lose!
- Looney Tunes Mahjong – This game is the Looney Tunes interpretation of the famous Chinese game. The object is to remove as many tiles as possible from the board as fast as one can. Bugs Bunny, Road Runner, bombs, Porky Pig, anvils and all kinds of other images of cartoons are on these tiles.
- Mahjong Alchemy – This game is very beautifully designed and is one of the free online mahjong games. The tiles in the game are laid out in a pleasing 3-dimensional, angled format. One can actually learn the names of the tiles too. The icon in the lower left gives the name of the tile one’s mouse is hovering over (Dragon, Brass, Spirit, Iron, etc.)