Mahjong is known by many but not played by all. We’ve seen older Asian women playing it in the movies and have wondered about what it’s all about as they quip away with each other and stack blocks in various formations. Different than dominoes, this game has been a mainstay and staple since the mid 1900’s, although its origins date back to the early 1800’s. If you are someone who is fascinated by it or you’re already a lover of the game, you can now take this game with you, all 100+ tiles, and play it when you wish, with Mahjong Big Harvest.
Traditionally played on a table with a ton of tiles, mahjong requires space, time and tiles. In the app version, everything is there for you, in an app. In this app, the game of mahjong is used to put you on a journey to save farms and collect their harvest…hence the name. What makes this app different is that you get a wide variety of boards to play on. There’s over 200 of them. To makes things even better, the boards can be played in 2D or 3D! That really makes it more realistic.
As you work through the various games and boards you will be working your way through the countryside, finding farms that need help and earning points and treasures to help them come back to normal and produce a bountiful harvest. Every success in a game brings you success in reviving a farm and even more benefits.
I like to think of mahjong as almost a strategic art form. While the boards themselves are artistic in nature, the tiles also bring an added layer of uniqueness and beauty to the game board. The really cool thing about this app is that it has a board builder. This means you can design your own boards using your own creativity and build up challenges for yourself.
Every game board you master will earn you a play card that you collect and keep. Every so often, you will see a lucky wheel. Spin it and see what prizes you win. Every bonus and extra helps you get through the gaming world and get you to the finish line faster.
The playing screen is easy to read, showing you your stats in all four corners, so you know where you stand with a quick glance.
Not much can be said that is lacking in the app, what would be something to look out for is the ability to invite others to play with and make your own selections.
Mahjong Big Harvest is a must download if you are a long-time fan looking for a change or if you want to try it out for the first time. It will fill your hours with fun that’s unique and engaging.