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A randomly generated Picross puzzle (Hanjie, Griddlers…)

A while ago I created a computer-generated Hanjie puzzle. I didn’t get much response from you folks, but lets try again. The rules are same as for your ordinary Hanjies. The only difference is that randomly generated Hanjie puzzles have a random pattern as the solution, it’s not an image of anything (unless your imagination is really inspired). If you show interest in these I might start posting them more often. Oh, just to make things clear: The Hanjie puzzles in all my Picross, Hanjie, Griddlers, Nonograms books ARE HAND-MADE. 🙂 Picross 30×30 for Monday, March 11, 2010.
(click to download or right-click to save the image!)

Big Picross Hanjie Griddlers Nonograms Oekaki Japanese Picture puzzles book

To see the solution to this puzzle click here
So, what’s the verdict?
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  1. Val Patterson
    Posted March 8, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    I’ve never done Hanjie before, ordinary or otherwise, so I wouldn’t/don’t know what the rules are. Could you provide them when you provide the puzzle (like you do with Samurai Sudoku) so I’ll know what I’m expected to do?


  2. nikoli_freak
    Posted March 8, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

    I don’t know why, but the solution file is not downloadable. Is it my problem or is it for everyone? 🙁

  3. Posted March 8, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

    It is downloadable now! 🙂

  4. Posted March 8, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    Val, an introduction can be found here:

    I suggest you to try with other, smaller Hanjies that can be found in the Hanjie category:


  5. nikoli_freak
    Posted March 9, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for repairing the link. 🙂

  6. Christine
    Posted April 27, 2010 at 9:53 am | Permalink

    My solutions never look like the picture anyway, so I’m happy with the computer-generated ones

  7. Cyclone
    Posted September 23, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    Late to the party, but I disagree with Christine. The beauty of Hanjie is that the grid forms a picture at the end. However, the beauty is lost here with a random pattern that means nothing. If you want random patterns, go to a site that specializes in that. There’s no need to stoop to what I consider such a low level here. Having random patterns removes the beauty of the puzzle.

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