Mahjong: The Secret Gardenby Aethyna Apr 6, 2015 | 4 Votes | 11 Played | 0 Reviews 10 rate Create your very own beautiful paradise in Mahjong: The Secret Garden by placing pretty flowers, decorative buildings, benches and fences! Explore various exotic islands and play levels after levels of exciting mahjong games! Help restore the secret garden that your grandfather left you to its former beauty today! Play Now Similar Games Played
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A once glorious and beautiful paradise now laying in ruins… it is up to you to restore it to its former glory in Mahjong: The Secret Garden! Follow in your late grandfather’s footsteps and explore the more exotic corners of the world while playing mahjong games! Earn enough money from these games – if you complete the levels faster, you will earn more - for the restoration of your secret garden. If you encountered a difficult level, there are boosters that you can buy to help you out! Don’t forget to drop by your friends’ gardens to admire their landscaping and garden design! If you love mahjong, Mahjong: The Secret Garden is one game you mustn't miss out on! Play it now!
Your grandfather has just died and has left you in his will – his “Secret Garden”. You head straight to the garden and was greeted by Jack Barrow, your late grandfather’s assistant, who had accompanied him on his explorations to distant lands. The garden, once a glorious paradise, now lays in ruin… neglected and forgotten. Now that the garden is yours now, can you restore it to its former glory?
The game provides you with a short and sweet tutorial teaching you the basics of the game. You start off with a nice stack of money, so you can decorate your garden for a bit before you start playing the mahjong games for money!
Buying decoration usually cost you silver (in-game money), though some of the items are real-money only. There are a ridiculous amount of decorations in this game, just take a look at its astonishing variety of flowers, including tulips, crocuses, hellebores, lupines and daisies, and decorative (non-functional) buildings. You can also purchase adorable animals, such as butterflies, cats, squirrel and fawn too, but these animals will cost you real money. There are even many basic tools provided for you to rotate, flip or move your decorative items in the garden.
Each decor you place will give you a small but sufficient amount of energy. These energy points will be accumulated and will help you during your mahjong adventures by allowing you to sail to new islands. Once you’re done decorating your beautiful garden, you can take a snapshot of it and post it to your Facebook timeline to let your friends admire/ get jealous over it! If you’re very confident that your garden is the best and unbeatable, then you could also submit snapshots of your garden to the in-game photo competition. The competition is themed though, so you’ll need to ensure that your garden fits the theme or it may lose votes due to that!
Being a social game, Mahjong: The Secret Garden encourages you to visit your friends’ gardens to admire their garden landscapes and designs as well as gather some inspiration for your next garden makeover! Ran out of space? Well, don’t worry! For the cost of a thousand to a few thousand silvers, you can easily expand your garden! You can also start all over in a new garden by purchasing an extra garden or you could change the wall style of your current garden, so you’ll have a differently-shaped garden space too!
By now, you would already have spent all your money at hand and you’re looking for more money to earn. The only way to earn money in Mahjong: The Secret Garden is by playing mahjong games. To play, you’ll need to understand the rules first. You will need to clear the board by matching off pairs of tiles that have the same patterns. You cannot select a tile which is blocked on both sides by other tiles and you cannot select a tile if there is another tile on top of it either. If there are no more moves available, you’ll get a board shuffle at the cost of time. By clearing boards faster, you can earn more stars and this translates into more money! Do take note that there are 3 stars that you can earn per level.
Not to mention, you can unlock new exotic items from crates that randomly dropped after you've successfully finished a level. However, bear in mind that you've only unlocked the item and this doesn't mean that you are given that item. You will still need to spend some silver to buy the item in order to place it in your garden.
The mahjong games in Mahjong: The Secret Garden are not exactly time based, but as aforementioned, the faster you complete a game, the more points/stars you will get. However, if you cannot get 3 stars for any of the previous levels, you can easily go back and replay the previous games to earn more silver. There will be barriers in between you and the subsequent levels on the island that will require certain number of stars earned to open. Thus, replaying matches to get all 3 stars can be very beneficial to you. After you’ve finished playing all the levels on a isle, you’ll need to use energy points, which you obtained by placing items in your garden, to power up the sailboat and head towards a new island!
At the beginning the mahjong games can be pretty easy to complete. As you progress though, the levels will become increasingly difficult, making getting that 3 stars extremely tough. This is why Mahjong: The Secret Garden offers a range of boosts that you can purchase and use to make your mahjong journey so much easier! These boosts include, show free tiles, show hints, free shuffles and slow timer. The boost, “show free tile”, allows you to see moves easier by highlighting all available tiles while “show hints” boost highlights a random matching pair every few seconds. You can also combine boosts for a big advantage!
There are almost 80,000 likes on Mahjong: The Secret Garden Facebook fan page! This number may seem small in comparison to other more popular mahjong games on Facebook, but it’s a pretty respectable number for a relatively small game such as this one. The fan page often organizes competitions and giveaways, so be sure to ‘like’ the page to keep yourself up to date! You can also meet new friends who love mahjong games as much as you do there and who knows? You may decide to add them as friends on your Facebook!
The graphics in this game are quite stunning! The flowers are so beautifully detailed and, of course, colorful! Furthermore, the blood red background during mahjong games truly made the pale mahjong tiles stand out! In terms of the music, Mahjong: The Secret Garden has quite a variety of soundtracks. The game provides a very simplistic guitar music that is soothing to the soul for you to enjoy while decorating your secret garden. At the map interface (level selection), you’ll be listening to a catchy tune accompanied by the sound of waves. The game puts on an oriental-themed music while you’re playing the mahjong games instead.
In summary, Mahjong: The Secret Garden is an excellent mahjong game that allows you to create your very own beautiful paradise that is your secret garden! Explore various exotic islands and play levels after levels of exciting mahjong games! If you need some help with any of the levels, there are plenty of boosts that you can buy too! With the money earned from playing, you can then decorate your secret garden by placing pretty flowers, decorative buildings, benches and fences. So, help restore the secret garden that your grandfather left you to its former beauty in Mahjong: The Secret Garden today!