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Mahjong Flowers Rules

Mahjong Flowers              Game board

Object of the Game

Find all tiles bearing identical symbols and clear them before you run out of time.

How do you clear tiles?

Click a tile to select it. If you click another tile bearing an identical symbol, then both will be cleared from the board. Only tiles that are free can be clicked. A tile is free when no other tile is (even partially) covering it, and if no other tile is blocking it from the left or right. If it were possible to slide a tile to the left or the right without disturbing another tile, then it is considered free.


Mahjong Flowers                      covered tile
Only the top-most tile (bamboo 3) is free. The other four tiles are covered.

Mahjong Flowers                      blocked tile
Only the two outter tiles (bamboo 2 and bamboo 1) are free. The others are blocked from both sides.

How many symbols are there?

There are 40 different symbols. They are divided into 7 groups: Chinese characters, bamboo, circles, winds, flowers, seasons and dragons.

Chinese Characters

Mahjong Flowers              Chinese symbols

Bamboo

Mahjong Flowers              Bamboo symbols

Circles

Mahjong Flowers              Circle symbols

Winds

Mahjong Flowers              Wind symbols

Flowers

Mahjong Flowers              Flower symbols

Seasons

Mahjong Flowers              Seasons symbols

Dragons

Mahjong Flowers              Dragon symbols

Which tiles are matching pairs?

A matching pair consists of two tiles that belong to the same group and bear the same symbol. There are only three exceptions: Seasons, flowers and dragons can be mixed and matched within their groups.


Mahjong Flowers                      Valid pair 1
Matching: same group and same number

Mahjong Flowers                      Valid pair 2
Matching: same group (flowers)

Mahjong Flowers                      Valid pair 3
Matching: same group (seasons)

Mahjong Flowers                      Valid pair 4
Matching: same group and same symbol


Mahjong Flowers                      Invalid pair 1
Not Matching: different groups and symbols

Mahjong Flowers                      Invalid pair 2
Not Matching: Same number, different groups

Mahjong Flowers                      Invalid pair 3
Not Matching: Same group but different numbers

Mahjong Flowers                      Invalid pair 4
Not Matching: Same group, different symbols

Levels and time

The game has three levels. In each level, the number of tiles increases. You have a time limit of 10 minutes to eliminate all of the tiles. If the time is up before the end of the game, the game is over. If you reach the third level, a Chinese surprise awaits you!

Points

For each cleared pair, you will receive 20 points, but the real excitement lies within the series bonus: a series is formed when you clear a matching pair of tiles that bears a value of exactly 1 more, 1 less, or exactly the same as the pair that was cleared immediately beforehand. The longer the series becomes without breaking it, the more the series bonus will be worth. The series bonus increases by +50 points per matching pair. You can form the longest series bonuses in the groups "Chinese characters," "bamboo," and "circles."

Example for a 3-pair series. You would receive 50 + 100 = 150 bonus points.

Mahjong Flowers              3-tile series

Example for a 4-pair series. You would receive 50 + 100 + 150 = 300 bonus points.

Mahjong Flowers              4-tile series

Another tip: A series will not be broken by mixing the tiles, nor will it be broken by completing a level. By taking care, you can use this knowledge to form longer series.

Undo a move

Using this button, you can cancel a pair of tiles that you just removed. Please note that for each "undo move", 50 points are deducted from your score.

Mixing the tiles

Not all paths lead home. If you get to a point where you think you cannot get any further, you can mix the tiles. You will not have any points deducted for mixing the tiles if no further moves are possible. If you mix the tiles although additional tiles could have been cleared, then points will be deducted: the first time you will lose -50 points, and each additional time will increase the deduction by another -50 points. Despite the deducted points, it is still sometimes a good idea to mix the tiles, such as to continue a series. Mixing tiles does not end a series bonus.

Mahjong Flowers              Shuffle tiles

Game Controls

If you have selected a tile, but would rather select another, click the tile again, and you will unselect it. Once you have cleared a pair of tiles, they cannot be placed back onto the board. If you would like to abort the game, then click on the "X" in the upper, left-hand corner of the board.

Strategy

The path to a higher score in Mahjong Flowers is not so much dependant upon speed, but more upon the way you create series. It is always worth taking a good look at the game board before clearing tiles so you can make sure you score the most points possible. In doing so, make sure you always keep an eye on the time. You will only earn your surprise once you have completed all three levels.