Mahjong Solitaire is a fun puzzle game for Kindle. Before I tried the game, I thought it was going to be similar to the card game, but it the “Solitaire” part of the title is kind of misleading in terms of that association.
You need to match tiles until they’re all gone. The tiles are stacked up kind of like stair steps. You have to match tiles have one side free and does not have a tile on top of it.
The Easy level is just a set of tiles that consist of one letter or number. You shouldn’t have too much trouble matching those. The hardest part is getting across the tiles to match one from each end.
The Traditional level has more complex images and symbols. It even has foreign characters.
When you first get into Mahjong Solitaire, you will be in a main menu. There is a selection called “Instructions” that tells you how to play the game and provides shortcuts.
In each game you have 3 hints and 3 shuffles. Shuffling means that you can switch the tiles around, which might make it easier to match them. If you mess up, you can always undo your move.
The graphics are well done. I like the Jungle theme. Overall, navigation is pretty intuitive. Don’t let the cursor get away from you. That is a common issue with all of the Kindle games, at least it is for me.
You also have a variety of tile layouts to choose from. The stacks are arranged in a number of ways. Some are more straightforward, others are more complex. Pick the one that fits your preferences.
The following reviews show that this game has a lot of variety and can be played by anyone regardless of technology abilities.
“This game has gotten me through quite a few 7+ hour rides. What I’ve really come to appreciate about this game is that it’s always different. With other Kindle games you only get so many puzzles before you have to start repeating, not so with Mahjong! Fantastic game, and a must-have for me. ”
“Wasn’t sure how this would work on the kindle but for the price, why not? I love it and it’s kept me amused more times than I want to count in waiting rooms and doctor’s offices. Great game, easy to use even for an old techie illiterate broad. Hope these folks come up with some more fun stuff cause I’ll be standing in line to buy it. “