xmahjongg is a free X11/Unix version of Real Mah Jongg, a social game that originated in China thousands of years ago. Four players, named after the four winds, take tiles from a wall in turn. The best tiles are made of ivory and wood; they click pleasantly when you knock them together. Computer Solitaire Mah Jongg (xmahjongg being one of the sillier examples) is nothing like that but it's fun, or it must be, since there are like 300 shareware versions available for Windows.
xmahjohngg-3.6.1: description + notes
- Those pretty, round-edged colored tiles
- Multiple tile sets (try "
xmahjongg -t real")
- Multiple layouts ("
xmahjongg --list" lists them)
- Undo and redo
- Helpful hints for happy play, and a clean button for cheating
- Boards that are always solvable (but you can turn this feature off)
- It can show you a solution
- Aesthetics (or ugliness, depending on your taste)
We regret to report some featurecide relative to version 2: there are no tournaments, no visible board numbers, and no layout configuration mode. May these features rest in peace, probably forever.
The Xmahjongg home page has more information.
Special thanks to Andrea Suatoni (firstname.lastname@example.org) for helping port this package to IRIX.
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