Shanghai Mahjong

Developer: MobileAge LLC

Current Version: 1.3

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 13.6 MB - Download



"Quite honestly, if you enjoy the game of Mahjong even a little bit, you’d be nuts not to buy this game. It’s the best Mahjong available" — 148Apps

"This is arguably the best digital version of the game I’ve ever played" -

"Absolutely gorgeous!" — gear diary

"Shanghai Mahjong app is the best Mahjong app available on iTunes" —

"With solid controls, a variety of game modes, and nearly endless customization via direct downloads, Shanghai Mahjong came away the winner in our Games category. —

"If you have been stuck trying to decide which mahjong solitaire game in the App Store will get you the most bang for your buck, it’s time to stop wracking your brain and give Shanghai Mahjong a try. It’s a gorgeous and über customizable version of the game you know and love" —

"You’d be seriously hard-pressed to find a nicer looking mahjong app than Shanghai Mahjong." — appsafari

Shanghai Mahjong, one of the most popular games of all time, returns in this definitive edition. Whether you have two minutes or two hours you'll quickly lose yourself in this classic tile-matching obsession. Shanghai has been carefully designed to look amazing on whichever device you decide to run it on: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Macintosh.


• Photorealistic game tiles
• 50+ tilesets keep the game fresh
• 200 different layouts keep your mind challenged
• Unique Windstorm mode adds new twists to the game
• Personalize with custom backgrounds
• Resizable game window
• Game statistics

Those that think that classic Mahjong is so 1924 can rest easy. Now you can choose from an ever expanding library of tilesets to keep the game fresh. From Fractals to Trippy Polish Cinema we automatically make new sets available as they're cranked off the production line.

You can further personalize the look of the game with an unlimited selection of backgrounds. Choose images from your photo album or from a selection of custom designed artwork

From fast two minute games to extended head scratchers, quickly choose from over 200 layouts or select one at random each time you start a game.


Release Notes:

* Added support for macOS High Sierra


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.2
Review by the gemkeeper

Shanghai Mahjong - This is one of the best mahjong games that I have played. It will definitely become my favorite, I'm sure. I really like the timing and score keeping that several other mahjongs for Mac do not have. It makes the game much more exciting when you are competing against your times and scores. Very nice layout, good choices for backgrounds, and clear tile set. Good job, Shanghai Mahjong creators!

Found helpful by 26 out of 27 people
Version 1.2
Review by wtw1995

Unhappy - WIth all the reviews about how nice this app looked, I foolishly assumed I could maximize the game window. No can do. I'm tired of spending hard earned money, only to find apps that will not maximize to the screen size. There is nothing special about the graphics or appearance of this plain-jane, garden variety Mahjong application. Very disappointed.

Found helpful by 15 out of 24 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.3
Review by wroger45

shanghai mahjong - I’ve enjoyed the game for a number of years. Unfortunately, with the latest Apple OS upgrade, it no longer is compatable with MAC, even though they make you pay for it. I uninstalled it and bought a second copy, but it will not open. Very disappointing. When it worked I would have given it 4 to 5 star.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
Version 1.3
Review by Fhrifjw

whats wrong - I purchased this app, but I’m only getting one board to play. I’ve mastered the one board and getting tired of playing the same board. There are no settings. i think i got ripped off

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 1.3
Review by suadps

background - Got this game since it said I could choose images from my photo album for the background but I only see the ability to choose the standard ones there is no where to choose any photos from anywhere else.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 1.3
Review by A Logical Person

No Way To Turn Off Timing - This game looks nice enough, and I FINALLY found a decent looking tile. But my biggest gripe is that there is no way to turn off the timing. I’ve played Mahjong for years and never had a game that was timed. Why not have timing as an option?

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 1.3
Review by dddwaz

Works on Mac Sierra 10.12.6 - Have enjoyed this for many years and was happy to see it still active. It works fine on Sierra although the screen size is smaller than I’d like and can’t be enlarged. Hopefully MobileAge will continue to support it and upgrade to work with later OS versions.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people