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It seems like I’ve overdone it again – the first Hanjie puzzle posted a few days ago was too big according to many of the visitors! To rectify this problem, I’m posting a smaller one – it’s a 15×15 Hanjie, (griddlers, picross, nonograms) relatively easy, so even those of you who are new to these puzzles should be able to solve it without too many problems.

Hanjie (griddlers, picross, nonograms) puzzle for October 4, 2006

(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
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  1. nj3h
    Posted October 6, 2006 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for these kinds of puzzles. Are you working on a program for your faithful that will generate and solve these kinds of puzzles? There are already programs out there, but I do not believe that they check to be sure that they can be solved with logic only. In fact, one program let’s you create a puzzle, but it isn’t checked for logic.

  2. Posted October 7, 2006 at 1:37 am | Permalink

    nj3h, I already have a program of that kind, but it probably won’t be released as it is now. At some point I will release a stripped down version which will only implement the basic “unknown cells” solving method.

  3. Brian
    Posted October 7, 2006 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    Are there any other hanjie games on this site?ever since i found out about hanji/ many other names for it, ive been addicted.

  4. Posted October 8, 2006 at 8:37 am | Permalink

    Brian, so far I have posted only two Hanjie puzzles. But there will be more! 🙂

  5. Cyclone
    Posted October 11, 2006 at 3:25 am | Permalink

    I have (thanks to a Finnish friend sending them overseas) the two issues of Hanjie already released with your puzzles; we were both at first confused, because you had never mentioned doing these kinds of puzzles, but now it is confirmed. =)

    I do have to be critical, though. Many of the pictures lack any form of detail, and act merely as silhouettes; having such large fillable areas in the huge puzzles means they lack any form of challenge. If you want to see what I mean, pick up a Japanese publication (any will do, but Logic Paradise is a nice one) to see some of the detailed puzzles in their 60×80 grids to see just how much better they are. I can send samples, BTW, as I have converted an entire issue to a program I have that reads Nonogram (Hanjie, Griddler, etc.) puzzles, so please let me know if you want to see them. Working on the solutions scanned from another issue now, because I want to solve them. =)

    Not to rain on your parade, but that is my honest opinion. The puzzles from here could use some work. =)


  6. Cyclone
    Posted October 11, 2006 at 3:30 am | Permalink

    I also have a reply to nj3h. Visit the Conceptis Forums (I won’t advertise, search Google for “Conceptis”), open the Fresh Supplies forum (have to register), and look for a thread called “First beta online”. You’ll find the most updated version of PicPuz, a program that not only reads Pic-A-Pix (Hanjie) puzzles, but also works with Colour PAP, Link-A-Pix, and Fill-A-Pix puzzles. All are available at that site; four free puzzles every week of each type, plus some Sudoku variants. They also have Kakuro, Battleships, and Hitori as their most recent additions to the weekly puzzles. =)

    So far the solve function works only on regular Hanjies, but that’s what you wanted, yes? =)


  7. Gwai
    Posted October 12, 2006 at 11:28 pm | Permalink

    I like to print my solutions out when I print the puzzle so that I can check my answers before I’m screwed. Tell me I’m not the only one who noticed that the solution link doesn’t work?

  8. Cyclone
    Posted October 13, 2006 at 6:29 am | Permalink

    It works. Try it again. =)


  9. Olga
    Posted October 16, 2006 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

    No, the solution doesn’t work. All I get is a ‘£’ picture. Even if I save it.

  10. Cathy
    Posted October 16, 2006 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    The picture is the solution! Perhaps you wanted a more detailed image showing exactly which squares should be filled in – in which case you’ll have to ask DJ for a bigger picture.

  11. Olga
    Posted October 16, 2006 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

    OMG, now I cringe with embarassment :-S I realised after I correctly solved it that it WAS the solution! It misled me, as it was sooooo small, and the puzzle itself so big – to print and solve it I had to resize it to 25%.

  12. Gwai
    Posted October 16, 2006 at 7:42 pm | Permalink

    Aaah. Thanks Cathy. I didn’t realize that one.

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