Shanghai: Second Dynasty Demo Description:
Mahjong is probably one of the most popular oriental games to have spread to the rest of the world, especially when it comes to video games. The rather simple rules and the flexibility when it comes to models, colors, and symbols really comes in handy on a computer, because it offers the players the possibility to change between a variety of layouts and enjoy a different experience every time. Shanghai: Second Dynasty contains both the classic Mahjong and the Shanghai, along with a variety of other spin offs on the same idea. The rules might change a bit from one variation to the other, but the underlying concept is the same in all of them and it only takes a couple of minutes to get used to a different approach, as long as you are open to learning new things. As far as the collection or related games included in the package, it is possible to switch between Power Dragonís Eye, a two player version of Shanghai, Pandamonium, and a Dynasty mode. Some of these modes support two players as well, so you can enjoy them together with a friend, by taking turns to move the pieces around.