When one says that Mahjong is one of the most well-known and commonly-played games of all time, it implies something a little bit different than if one were to say the same about most modern, well-known games out there like Solo Mahjong. This game originated in ancient China centuries ago. So, when we say that Mahjong is one of the most popular games of all time, we mean that in a very literal sense!
Note: this game is no longer available for play.
Solo Mahjong from Playtech is one of the many versions of the game that has been adapted to modern gaming preferences. Even for the Mahjong newcomer, Solo Mahjong leaves a bit to be desired. Much of this has to do with the game itself, which is more fun when played with others. The presentation is also very austere on the whole.
This game is played one-on-one against a computer opponent. The goal of Solo Mahjong is to assemble a winning combination of tiles. In order to win, you must have a pair of identical tiles as well as four sets of three tiles. These four sets can be comprised of either three tiles in sequence or three identical tiles. If you manage to pull this off before your computer opponent, you've won! Different winning combinations equate to varying payouts.
Bets in this game range from $.10 to $2, so there is not too much at stake here. The maximum possible amount you can win is six times your initial bet. For a complete listing of payouts, click on the pay table button in the lower left-hand corner of the game. This also leads you to a handy screen where you can see what value each tile corresponds to and how they relate to one another, a must for those who just getting their feet wet in this centuries-old game.