Searching for free online Mahjong games? Here are the best 6

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by Milan Stanojevic
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  • It's so easy to find a good online mahjong game that you can play for free. There are many websites dedicated just to this game, given its popularity.
  • Whether you want to play just to relax or also to develop some skills, you can find mahjong games in a variety of levels and arrangements. 
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Where to play free online Mahjong games

Mahjong is one of the easiest and most popular online games, part of the so-called puzzle games. It’s a single-player game based on the same name Chinese game, however, with no relation with the rules or the original version.

The online version became popular once Microsoft introduced mahjong in its MSN website (or the Zone), years ago. Until this day, the game is one of the most sought for online games mostly for relaxing purposes.

Just how much online mahjong has developed you can guess from the multitude of mahjong boards and backgrounds, tile arrangement, and even tile images. From classic mahjong to 3D mahjong, to various mahjong variants for kids with cartoon images. One can say that today the idea of mahjong has come to represent just a tile-matching game.

In this article, we are going to see a few sources where you can play a decent, classic online mahjong game. For free.

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247mahjong.com

247mahjong.com

With one click you get straight to the mahjong board, no registration needed. You also have some nice relaxing music in the background that you can turn off, if necessary.

Other options on the website include hints for next moves, undo your move, and of course, game pause.

⇒Play 247 Mahjong

Mahjong-game.com

 

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Another website dedicated exclusively to just the classic mahjong online game. It’s very similar to the previous option, only the design is different.

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Free-play-mahjong.com

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Unlike the previous two, this website offers quite a few options for different tile arrangements.

So if you’re ready to try something different than the well-known turtle, from the Games option you can go for…candy, elephant or key.

⇒Play

MSN/Zone.com

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On Microsoft’s MSN Games website you can find mahjong, along with other very popular games such as chess or solitaire.

In the Zone, you can find not only over 20 variants of mahjong (although only the classic mahjong is online, the others you have to download on your PC) but also 4 difficulty levels, with multiple tile arrangement options.

Besides, when you’re tired of playing mahjong, you can choose another game.

⇒Play MSN Mahjong

Washington Post 

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When a good reading of financial and political news becomes too heavy on your shoulders, you can go to Washington Post’s games section and play some mahjong.

Playing is free, reading is limited. So to support great journalism and also enjoy free online mahjong, by subscribing for $6/month.

⇒Play

Mahjong.com

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This is another website dedicated only to a wide selection of mahjong (or better said tile-matching) games, suitable for all family members aged between 5 and 95.

If you want to teach your kid to play this game or just slowly train their observation and anticipation skills via one of the games, Majong.com is an excellent choice.

The site is completely free to access, but ads can be a bit annoying. Well, this is how they survive, after all!

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So these were just a few options where you can play mahjong on your PC. But, as mentioned, given the popularity of the game, you can also find a wide selection of apps for your other devices.

We’d like to hear your opinion on this topic so use the comments section below.


FAQ: Read more about playing mahjong online

  • Are there any free mahjong games online?

Yes, there are a lot of mahjong games online, for all ages. You can find many websites dedicated only to mahjong, either the classic variant or several other variants. Among these, 247mahjong or Mahjong are some good options.

  • Is Mahjong harder than chess?

They are two different types of games, so it’s hard to offer an option on that. talking about the online versions, while chess is more of a strategy and tactics game, mahjong focuses more on attention.

  • Can you play Mahjong by yourself?

In its online version, mahjong is a solo game. In the original version, mahjong is a two-player game.