MahJongCon is short for ‘mahjong connect’, a puzzle game that will definitely give your brain a good workout. Whether you spell it “mahjong” or “mahjongg,” this classic Chinese single-player board game has been challenging players for well over a decade!
Enjoy colorful graphics and a fun soundtrack that mixes traditional music with contemporary flourishes.
How do you play MahJongCon?
Connect the matching tiles to clear them from the board. Look for playable tiles on the board. Playable tiles are free on the right or left side and not covered, wholly or partially, by any other tile. Select one, and then find another tile with a matching image.
The tiles can only be matched if the line that runs between them makes no more than two 90-degree (that is, right-angled) bends. The line is also not allowed to pass through any other tiles but must go around them. The only exception is when two identical tiles are directly next to one another. Those tiles can also be linked to create a ‘meld’.
Matched tiles will vanish from the board. In some levels the tiles will remain stationary, but in others the tiles will slide up, down, or to the sides to fill the empty spaces.
Time limit and difficulty
You’ll need to create melds quickly, before the time on the bar at the bottom of the screen runs out. At the start of the game, you’ll have quite a lot of time, and creating melds will restore quite a generous portion of time as well.
There are 12 levels, however, and the further you get, the less time you will have to spare. You’ll also receive less time for melds in the later and more difficult levels. In addition, more unique tiles will be added to the board as you progress through the game, making it even harder to complete all the melds on time.
Tips and Tricks for playing MahJongCon
If you get stuck, you have a limited number of hints to help you along. For each level you complete, you’ll earn an extra hint. Try to save them up for the later stages of the game, where the time-pressure is toughest.
Use the mouse (or your finger on touchscreen devices) to tap and select the tiles.
Play games similar to MahJongCon
If you’re enjoying this game, be sure to visit our mahjong games page to check out other addicting titles in the same genre. Here, you’ll find great games like Mahjong Dark Dimensions and many more.
MahJongCon is also a connect game, and you can find more of this mahjong solitaire subcategory on our connect games page. Check out our other popular games of this type, like the classic hit Butterfly Kyodai.
Who created MahJongCon?
MahJongCon was originally created by Front Network as a Flash game. This faithfully rendered HTML5 remake was made by Azerion.
When was MahJongCon first released?
The Flash version of this game was first published in May 2009. Azerion’s HMTL5 version was released in April 2017.