This article contains everything you need to know about Arkadium's Mahjongg Solitaire. 


Use the list below to navigate specific topics about Mahjongg Solitaire. 

How to play

Please watch the video below to learn more about Arkadium's Mahjongg Solitaire gameplay. 

General information. Mahjongg Solitaire is a solitaire matching game that uses a set of Mahjong tiles. The 144 tiles are arranged in special layouts with their faces upward. Players can only match pairs of tiles where each tile has at least one side (left or right) free and no other tiles placed on top. Matching tile pairs can be removed by clicking on each tile in the pair.  


Goal. The goal of the game is to clear the layout by pairing up all the tiles. Solving a Mahjong Solitaire board puzzle is all about avoiding a situation where there are no matches left. There is always at least one valid solution for the board. 

A player can only remove the tiles one pair at a time. There are a total of 72 pairs in a game of Mahjongg Solitaire. Like cards, the tiles have standard suits. These suits are Wans, Circles, Bamboos, Winds, Dragons, Flowers, and Seasons.  


You can also find this image of them in the game menu: 


Matching of tiles. Exposed pairs of identical tiles are removed from the layout one at a time, gradually exposing lower layers to play.   

NOTE: Seasons and Flowers are the only suits you do not need to match exactly. Any Season or Flower combination counts as a pair because there is only one of each tile



General strategy. The general strategy is to keep removing matching tiles so that each removal opens more possibilities for future tile matching. 


NOTE: if you have a pair that does not open anything, leave it until need it


As you can see in the example below, removing the top tile opened 5 more matches. That is extremely useful! 



Don't forget that you should open new tiles with every matched pair. Choosing obvious pairs every time, such as those from the top levels, will often result in a loss by leaving more tiles uncovered. 

Horizontal lines. In certain situations, obtaining matching tiles can be either impossible or highly unlikely. The key is to avoid getting into positions where this is likely to happen. Concentrate on matching tiles on horizontal lines, as these are usually more difficult to remove. 

3 identical tiles. When you have 3 or more identical tiles free and matchable, match the pair that will free additional tiles. Matching the wrong pair can lead to unsolvable situations later. 

Plan ahead. It is imperative to react fast. A fast reaction means making the correct decision given the current situation as the result of previous decisions. You will be required to imagine your movements several steps ahead. The game might look playable now, but if you don’t look ahead and you make the wrong move, then the game could end with no solutions. 

Use your memory. Some of the Mahjong characters on the tiles look quite similar, especially when you must quickly scan many tiles over and over. It is important to be able to distinguish all the tiles correctly and memorize where you last saw a certain piece. 
All these tips may look intimidating the first time you play Mahjong solitaire, but don’t worry! This game is easy to learn but challenging to master. You will learn everything eventually, leading to fewer unsolvable situations after each successful game. 


By pressing the gear icon on the top right, you can use different settings in the game.

The Sound Icon allows you to turn on and off the sound in the game.

The Arena Icon allows you to know more about the creators of the game.

The Door Icon allows you to exit the game and post your score.

Disable the falling petals. You can disable or enable the game's falling petals effect in the menu. Should the falling petals not be to your liking, or should they be too distracting, we now offer an option in the menu to turn them on or off. Simply select click on the petals icon on the top right of the menu, as pictured here.


All these tips may look intimidating the first time you play Mahjong solitaire, but don’t worry! This game is easy to learn but challenging to master. You will learn everything eventually, leading to fewer unsolvable situations after each successful game. 

My tiles are blank, what happened?

You might encounter a situation in which the Mahjongg Solitaire tiles appear to be blank. they will appear to you like in the screenshot below:

This occurs when you click on something outside of the range of the game, or when another window, application or program is selected instead of the game. Selecting an outside window or application will pause the game. Because the game is paused, it would be unfair to show the tiles, as this would give an advantage to players to pick the correct tiles by pausing the game, bypassing the timer rules. So for this reason, pausing the game by selecting a separate window, program or application, will also show the tiles as blank.


General Formula: 

Final Score = Score for each suit * 2 * Chain Multiplier * Remaining Tiles Multiplier + Bonus Score. 


NOTE: using the hint button doesn't affect the score

Chain Multiplier = 1. Increases when you match the same suit in a row. 

Remaining Tiles Multiplier = Number of remaining tiles on the board 

Bonus Score (percentages) = Number of Pairs Matched * 2 * 144.

Each suite is worth a different value: 


Points per tile 

Points per match