Welcome to the Futurama Mahjongg game. The section uses Java to display the puzzles. Thanks to Reba 1X for creating this game.
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Java applet courtsey of ThinkingThing Amazing Mahjongg.
How to play Futurama Mahjongg
The goal is to clear the board by removing all the tiles from the layout. You must remove the tiles in pairs. A pair consists of two tiles which both are (a) "free" and (b) identical (or of the same type).
A tile is "free" when:
* no other tile is lying above or is partially covering it
* and no other tile is lying to the left or to the right of it (it can "slide" in one or both these directions..)
Two tiles are identical if they look exactly the same. An exception to this are two sets of Leela tiles. They are non-identical matching tiles and belong to the same type.
these four Leela tiles match each other:
and these four Leela tiles match each other:
Each tile appears four times except for the Leela tiles which only appear once each during a game.
It's not as easy as it sounds; you can end up with having matched the "wrong" pairs and you may find yourself stuck, with unmatchable tiles blocking other key tiles so you can't clear the layout. You must be careful before removing a pair, you should look for where the remaining pair is in the layout and plan ahead. If all four of an identical tile are free, remove them to 'unclutter' the field. It's not only a game of pure luck, you have to play strategic.