"Quite honestly, if you enjoy the game of Mahjong even a little bit, you’d be nuts not to buy this game. It’s the best mahjong available for the iPad or the iPhone" — 148Apps

"Shanghai Mahjong app is the best Mahjong app available on iTunes" —

"This is arguably the best digital version of the game I’ve ever played" —

"absolutely gorgeous!" — gear diary

"If you've been stuck trying to decide which mahjong solitaire game in the App Store will get you the most bang for your buck, it’s time to stop wracking your brain and give Shanghai a try. It’s a gorgeous and über customizable version of the game you know and love" —

"With solid controls, a variety of game modes, and nearly endless customization via direct downloads, Shanghai Mahjong came away the winner in our Games category. —

"13th Top iOS App of all time" - 148Apps

"You’d be seriously hard-pressed to find a nicer looking mahjong app than Shanghai" — appsafari

Shanghai Mahjong, one of the most popular games of all time, returns in this definitive edition. Whether you play it on an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch Shanghai looks stunning. Shanghai also fully supports the iPhone 4 Retina display

Pair tiles to dismantle intricate structures or try to predict the ever-changing matches in the unique Windstorm mode.

Shanghai's compelling animation, sound and one-tap access to an extensive online collection of high resolution artwork ensures the game will always stay fresh.

What’s New

Version 1.6.4

• High Resolution Retina display support
• Improved depth visuals for iPhone4/iPad
• Misc Reliability enhancements

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
567 Ratings

567 Ratings

bdbdgmd ,

Not ready for iPad Pro?

I LOVE this app. This is the nicest, most fun version I've ever seen, and I've played it for years. But the download for my new iPad Pro is frustratingly defective. The bottom half of the screen is black, and a quarter of the game itself lies off the screen, so one basically can't play it. There are no options available to change anything. I'm SO looking forward to the makers of this game to produce an update!!!

Judelsmith ,

Needs updating or the end is near

This is my go-to game and I've had it probably 5-6 years. However I keep getting warnings (from Apple?) that this game needs to be updated or it will be unavailable after a soon-to-released iOS update. I've contacted the developer several times asking if an update is planned; the first inquiry was answered saying they were thinking about it, but subsequent inquiries have gone unanswered. I'd pay 99 cents for their other advertised game which looks the same, but it's only Version 1.8 and the soon to be abandoned is Version 1.6.4. Version 1.8 may not have a long life either (but I don't know about that). Come on developers, give your loyal fans the courtesy of a response. Is Version 1.8 worth my 99 cents? What's your guess as to how long will It last? I'll really be disappointed to lose this game. I may have to resurrect my iPad 2 and NOT download any more iOS updates. I'm serious! Your fans want an update!

KSPhan ,

Love It!

One of my favorite apps. An enjoyable game to unwind with as it is easy to play without causing frustration. A fun fortune appears when you clear the board. You get a choice of 2 layouts, a basic tileset, and a simple background. Want more choices? These can be purchased (each is a separate purchase, so if you buy the additional layouts you do *not* also get the additional tilesets) inside the app. There is a little clock that tells you how long it took to clear the board, but it is easily ignored. My sole complaint is there is no ability to restore purchases. I had this app on an older device and have since upgraded. In downloading this game to my newer device, I lost the layouts I had paid for so I will have to pay again. Only $1, but still. The ability would be nice.


MobileAge LLC
8.2 MB

Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
© MobileAge, LLC
In-App Purchases
  1. Tilesets Unlimited $0.99
  2. Layout Pack $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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