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Video:How to Play Mahjong Titans

with Nick Richards

Mahjong Titans is a type of Solitaire, only it's played with tiles and is Chinese in origin. Here's a video that explains the rules of Mahjong Titans when played on a computer.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Play Mahjong Titans

Hi, I'm Nick, and today for About.com we're going to take a look at the rules for playing the game Mahjong Titans.

Beginning Mahjong Titans

Mahjong Titans is a form of solitaire that is played with tiles instead of cards. Upon choosing a tile layout, the player must clear the board by matching twinned tiles together. In the Windows version of the game, there are six different default tile layouts to choose from, with slightly different difficulty ratings. Whichever layout you choose, the basic format is the same – match paired tiles to clear the board by clicking on them both with your mouse. However, you can only match tiles that are considered "open." Open tiles must not be locked into place on the board – in other words, they should be able to slide left or right in order to be selected. For this reason, you will mostly be working around the edges of the board in order to match tiles.

Types of Tiles to Match in Mahjong Titans

Some tiles contain numbers or letters that must be matched exactly, however there are also special tiles that can be matched with similar special tiles. These can include flowers, dragons, seasons and winds, and the pictures don't have to match exactly for a match to be made – two flowers will be paired, even if they look different. They will also score you more points. The trick to mastering the game is to try and uncover hidden tiles early on by matching the tiles that are stacked on top of them. Hidden tiles can be especially problematic later in the game, as they can hinder your ability to plan future moves and can quickly become inaccessible, leaving you stuck.

With careful planning and a bit of luck, you'll soon be a master of the game. For more information, visit compute.About.com.

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