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# 175211 21-Jun-2015 20:51
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Does anyone know of any software or an Android app that lets one play proper Mahjong. I dont mean the solitaire games where you just match tiles and they remove themselves but what I want is a full Mahjong game with 4 players the computer should be able to play the other three players.
Cannot find anything so far online but surely one of the most popular games in the world would have a computer game for home play?
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  # 1328844 21-Jun-2015 21:13
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Unfortunately no. They are all tile matching games but proper Mahjong played with 4 players where you build a wall and build up sets like gin rummy is what I want





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  # 1328917 21-Jun-2015 23:21
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Something like this? Proper mahjong is called Kowloon Mahjong. Its hard to come by since all this solitaire style came about.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.blogspot.lingkuncheng.kowloonmahjongFree&hl=en





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  # 1328920 21-Jun-2015 23:31
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Yes and No. That's the idea of what I want but a very poor implementation. It may be that it's topo complex for an app
So may required a windows programme something like the major chest programmes. Will keep looking and thanks for helping out on my quest




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  # 1328922 21-Jun-2015 23:40
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Yes I must admit that one is pretty poor. If you want a semi decent version on any platform you'll most likely need to settle for a Chinese version.

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  # 1329126 22-Jun-2015 11:45
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Perhaps you could use this opportunity to fill a gap in the market.  You might make a fair bit of cash if you either hired someone to build one or learned how to build an app for the android/Apple markets.  :)





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  # 1329130 22-Jun-2015 11:53
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Bit beyond me and I would imagine the logic would be quite hard considering unlike chess that has only one other player to worry about Mahjong has three other players. It would be do-able but probably would require a professional shop that could handle all the variations of game. I did find one that almost looked interesting on sourceforge http://sourceforge.net/projects/openmahjong/ but the dam thing is in French. I cannot see any english version of it and knowing the French dislike of English they probably don't want to make one.  
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DravidDavid: Perhaps you could use this opportunity to fill a gap in the market.  You might make a fair bit of cash if you either hired someone to build one or learned how to build an app for the android/Apple markets.  :)




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  # 1329163 22-Jun-2015 12:15
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ronw: Bit beyond me and I would imagine the logic would be quite hard considering unlike chess that has only one other player to worry about Mahjong has three other players. It would be do-able but probably would require a professional shop that could handle all the variations of game. I did find one that almost looked interesting on sourceforge http://sourceforge.net/projects/openmahjong/ but the dam thing is in French. I cannot see any english version of it and knowing the French dislike of English they probably don't want to make one.  
Will keep looking

DravidDavid: Perhaps you could use this opportunity to fill a gap in the market.  You might make a fair bit of cash if you either hired someone to build one or learned how to build an app for the android/Apple markets.  :)


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  # 1329183 22-Jun-2015 12:29
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This is something that I've looked for in the past, without much luck. The only one I found had a relatively high price tag (I think it was around $15) which was a little high for my liking for something with no demo version.

Frustrated with this, I started developing a scoring app for use with a real set, but never finished it. It probably only needs a few hours more work though so perhaps I should get onto that :P

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  # 1329207 22-Jun-2015 12:42
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I once played this for a while
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.godgame.mj.android

Human players, not computers - I guess the AI part is a pain. In game purchase for chips, free chips go downhills real fast.

This one - it's PC ancestor was human vs AI, but this one reads like all human players, haven't got time to try that.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.igs.mjstar31 



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  # 1329212 22-Jun-2015 12:49
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Yes the people and the language. Cannot think of any other language that has a whole government department that's job is to ensure no foreign phrases sneak in to their precious language. And as for the people the English have had a few wars with them which we have recently just celebrated the winning of one such (18th June 200th anniversary) But I digress
 

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  # 1329220 22-Jun-2015 12:55
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I don't want to have online players as I am just learning the game and don't want the pressure of playing with online people. I know with other games that people get annoyed if you are too slow. A computer is so much more understanding of people <g>
I will keep those sites for when I feel more comfortable though it maybe that the language will be all non english. My mandarin is pretty slow about the same level as my mahjong
Will keep trying thanks for the links


hangon: I once played this for a while
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.godgame.mj.android

Human players, not computers - I guess the AI part is a pain. In game purchase for chips, free chips go downhills real fast.

This one - it's PC ancestor was human vs AI, but this one reads like all human players, haven't got time to try that.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.igs.mjstar31 




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  # 1329273 22-Jun-2015 13:42
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ronw: I don't want to have online players as I am just learning the game and don't want the pressure of playing with online people. I know with other games that people get annoyed if you are too slow. A computer is so much more understanding of people <g>

I get that, a good thing there was no chat in the game when I played, not even emoji.

There is a time limit and moves will be forced at end of it. 

I guess the current trend is mass players online everything, a lot less developers working on better AI to entertain people compare to say, a decade ago.

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  # 1329316 22-Jun-2015 14:42
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ronw: Yes the people and the language. Cannot think of any other language that has a whole government department that's job is to ensure no foreign phrases sneak in to their precious language. And as for the people the English have had a few wars with them which we have recently just celebrated the winning of one such (18th June 200th anniversary) But I digress
 

The french dislike of english?



Just a few...! ;-) One of which lasted 100 years.

Could be some more in the offing: the old enemy sleeps but may yet be woken.





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  # 1330848 24-Jun-2015 17:02
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I like this version.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.recax.mjclub

While all the graphics are in Chinese it's isn't hard to work out how to play.  Just aim another Android phone at the characters and use Google Translate :-)

I used to play on a PC a game called Hong Kong Mahjong Pro

http://www.ninedragons.com/

It still works on Windows 8 and I like the UI and the audio.

I actually met the developer in San Francisco many years ago and he said if I wanted he could add me as a character in the game but we never got around to it.  Looking at the game files, I don't think it would hard to do but you can't change the AI yourself.




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