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The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam | Published on: April 25, 2013
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Mahjong Arena was officially launched at TNW conference, in the presence of Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange http://pr.co/p/000yb3
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Thursday, April 25th, Mahjong Arena was officially launched at The Next Web conference in Amsterdam, in the presence of Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange, future king of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
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Imagine a game of Mahjong in which, from time to time, some of the tiles disappear, getting taken from the board by someone else: your opponent (who can be your best friend, if you want) that plays the same game, on the same board, at the exact same time as you. 

You don’t have to imagine anymore: Thursday, April 25th, Mahjong Arena was officially launched at The Next Web conference in Amsterdam, in the presence of Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange, future king of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. 

Mavenhut's second game, Mahjong Arena, is a reinvented classic, brought to the social age of Facebook, similar in style with Mavenhut’s already popular hit, Solitaire Arena. Players from around the world compete in head to head mahjong matches that test their speed and attention. The purpose of the game is to match tiles of the same kind faster than your opponent. You compete on the same board and you start with equal chances, so who will be the best?

Of course, through leaderboards, you can compare your results with people from around the world, people from your country or, if you just want to keep it friendly, with your Facebook friends.

Mahjong Arena is already available on Facebook, at http://apps.facebook.com/MahjongArena or directly at MahjongArena.com. You can watch the game trailer on http://www.mavenhut.com/mahjong-arena-launched/

Mavenhut is an Irish gaming company, with development headquarters in Bucharest, Romania. Their mission is the re-inventing of classic single player games by making them multiplayer and competitive or collaborative, in real-time. Their first title, Solitaire Arena, has been officially available on Facebook since November 2012.

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The game is both similar and different from the classic version of mahjong. The players that are already good at mahjong will be even better here, and if they’re just learning the game, power-ups help them “freeze” their opponents or use “magic” to remove tiles from the table. Lots of people already love the game and play it!

— Cristi Badea, Mavenhut’s co-founder and the one that created Mahjong Arena
We do not forget our mission: get the classic single player games that we loved and love to play to the social world of today, by making them multiplayer and enabling real-time competition. Mahjong Arena is the second game that we launch and we are true to the principles established with our hit, Solitaire Arena: have fun playing the games you really like, now with or against your friends. Just read the comments on Mahjong Arena’s page to see what the players are saying: they really enjoy this new level to the classic they used to know

— Bobby Voicu, co-founder and CEO of Mavenhut
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