Almost twenty years ago, I would often play a solitaire game on the Mac called Shanghai that used Chinese Mahjongg tiles for play. Created by Brodie Lockard and released by Activision in 1986, Brodie is credited with the original idea, programming and artwork for the game. Since then there have been many clones and copycat versions, but most still rely on the same tile-matching and removal gameplay. Considered a meditative strategy game, Solitaire Majongg is played with a standard set of Mahjongg tiles stacked on the play field in a precise formation. The rules of play dictate that you can remove two like tiles from play only if each tile is "free"—meaning there is no other tile physically on top of either one, and they can each be slid freely off the stack either to the left or right. To win, you must remove all 144 Mahjongg tiles from the play field.
If you are new to Mahjongg tiles, you can visit this site to learn more about each of the suits and what they look like. The important thing to know when playing Solitaire Mahjongg is that there is generally four (4) of every type of tile—the only exceptions being the four seasons (spring, summer, fall, winter) and the four flowers (orchid, plum, chrysanthemum, bamboo) of which there is only one each.