Blind Mahjong

Last modified
Saturday, November 13, 2021
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Description of App

Authentic Chinese Mahjong was made accessible to everybody, including those who are blind or visually impaired. Traditional Chinese Mahjong was made accessible to everybody, including those who are blind or visually impaired. One player can play the game offline. Up to four players can play online. It is for all ages, allowing kids and adults to bond through playing together. Enjoy all the improved memorization, concentration, strategic thinking skills, and social skills that this relaxing game can bring you!
Features:
• Use of 136 tiles and most widely accepted Chinese Mahjong rules
• Full support to iOS's screen reader VoiceOver
• High color contrast and large print for players with low vision
• Clean and easy-to-use interface
• Detailed how-to-play instructions
• Ability to play against computer players with basic, proficient, or advanced skills
• Ability to play and chat with friends online (perfect for a group up to four)
• One month free trial before a subscription is required

Version

1.0

Free or Paid

Free With In-App Purchase

Apple Watch Support

No

iOS Version

14.8.1

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

Accessibility Comments

Very accessible with voiceover

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments

This is a fun game. It takes some understanding at first.

Recommendations

3 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Eleni Christodoulou 3 weeks 1 day ago

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Comments

Submitted by zeirus-fr on Saturday, November 13, 2021

Hi!
I would try this game.
I love Chinese language.
But...
I don't want to pay monthly one dollar.
Therefore, I won't install this useful game.
I would agree to pay once.
But monthly ... no.

Cheers!

Submitted by zeirus-fr on Sunday, November 14, 2021

Hi!
No sense for me to download then try it for a month then offload from my device.
Cheers!

Submitted by l45wa on Monday, November 15, 2021

is this hong kong mah jong similar to gin rummy?
If it is i think if a person wishes to play against the computer the game should be totally free. If a person wishes to play with other people and chat that should be subscription cost!

Submitted by AbleTec on Monday, November 15, 2021

It appears as though there is both a monthly subscription for $.99, as well as a a yearly subscription that costs $9.99. I think that's extraordinarily reasonable, especially for a game that's marketed to a very small audience & had to require a lot of work to develop. I'm gonna see if husband Karl & I can maybe play together, as this is a game I've not been able to play till now, & he loves playing it. I'll obviously need to wrap my head around it, &, since he's experienced (& also sighted), prepare myself to get royally trounced a lot. :( Still, I appreciate this dev's efforts, & feel that s/he is beyond entitled to that asking price. To say otherwise I think is pretty shortsighted, if you'll please pardon the pun. I personally will very gladly pay for the fun of trying something new & exploring a recreational opportunity w/my husband, & I appreciate all those who spend their time developing such opportunities. Please forgive if I sound incoherent,, as I've not yet had coffee, a situation I'm about to remedy posthaste. Everyone have a great day & great rest of your week.

Submitted by Zack on Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Speaking personally, the game is well worth the price of admission. I can understand the hesitancy, but it's not demanding very much in the long term. I'm not sure if the developer has reasons they went with a subscription model over a one-time purchase, but I'm more than happy to support them.

Submitted by dark on Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Myself, given the free trial, I don't mind trying the game out.
I've always fancied learning Mahjong, at least under one set of rules, and this is a nice way to do it.

Only beaten the computer once on easy mode so far, but it's fun to try.

I do wish that there was a pause button for the game, since it's difficult to review other players, or reorder your hand while your listening out for what tiles are being discarded, and usually I have to wait for my turn while I change order of my tiles.

Also, when I look up strategies from the game online it seems some variations allow you to pick up more discards from the table when you aren't forming pungs, kongs or chows, and some other versions seem to let you chow with anything on the table, not just the tile last discarded by the person who goes before you.

So, it might be helpful to have some guidance on the game here, albeit a lot seems to come down to memory.

Either way, nice to finally try the game out, and hopefully i'll get to the point of trying it out online with other people.

Submitted by Clare Page on Thursday, November 18, 2021

Hi! I started playing Blind Mahjong yesterday, and I'm enjoying it, even though it took me a while to get the hang of it. I had to quit a couple of games purely becauseI didn't know how to show my tiles: that's one instruction which is missing from the Quick Start screen in the app, so I'll tell you here that, when you are asked to show your tiles, VoiceOver users must double-tap and hold any tiles they want to show. At first I thought I'd never win the game, but I managed to do so last night, after changing my virtual opponents to basic ones, and being very lucky with the tiles I picked up. Even if I hadn't one yesterday, I'm still glad I installed Blind Mahjong, and I will be paying the annual subscription when my thirty-day trial runs out.

Submitted by dark on Thursday, November 18, 2021

I believe the logic here is that double tap and hold puts a tile on the table, and that's what you do when you show your tiles to the other players, so yeah, I had to work that one out myself first time too.

Submitted by Joe on Saturday, November 27, 2021

Version 1.2 of Blind Mahjong includes the following three new features:

* Added a Wait button that allows you to pause playing during a game. One example of its use is to pause the playing at the very beginning of a game to get an opportunity to sort your tiles. This button is only available when playing locally against computer players.

* Added a Help button to the playing screen that allows you to check the how-to-use guide without quitting a game. This button is only available when playing locally against computer players.

* Added more detailed information to the quick start section of the how-to-play guide to help new players get started with the game.

Please consider updating your app. Thanks for your helpful comments!