## Hitori

For fans of all other kinds of logic puzzles

### Hitori

Maybe it's just me but I cannot for the life of me figure out the instructions to this game. Can anybody come up with a simple explanation of how to play it, please?

Luna
lunababy_moonchild

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Did you look at http://www.nikoli.co.jp/puzzles/10/index-e.htm ?

(The first 5 or 6 pages are about what is and isn't possible, then it starts from the beginning.)

Looking at that page gave me a good understanding on how to solve it... I guess I should try it myself.
Animator

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that is an interesitng game
Chessmaster

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Hitori.

The cells must be blacked-out, so that:

1-No number is repeated in a line or column in unblacked cells.

2-Blacked-out cells can touch at the corners only, not face to face.

3-Unblacked cells must all be interconected, no isolated cells.

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MCC

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Thanks everybody.

I just couldn't make heads nor tails of the intructions printed with the puzzles and had previously been unable to follow the Nikoli guide. I now feel confident enough to give it a go.

Luna
lunababy_moonchild

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The first severn sample problmes (on the Nikoli site) are rather easy.

The 8th one is a bit more difficult because you need to think of some extra logic.

(Currently I'm solving the 9th one but I just noticed I made a silly mistake in the beginning... (First time that it happens))
Animator

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I have only tried the one, so far, and it was printed. I got it wrong but I think I know where I went wrong and I wasn't far wrong, so will give it another go.

*Sigh*

Luna
lunababy_moonchild

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Hmm. I just noticed that I didn't include a link in my post...

Here it is: http://www.puzzle.jp/letsplay/play_hitori-e.html

Problem 9 and 10 are a bit tricky... (but still doable)

Another page that contains several beginners problems: http://www.puzzle.jp/letsplay/play_hitori_starter-e.html (I can't comment on these since I skipped those... mainly because I didn't see them)
Animator

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Glad that many like this game too.

I remember I tried that puzzle.jp site several months ago, and loved the hitori very much (albeit some said it's boring)... Even after I solved #8, #9, #10 I went back and redid them quite a few times and still enjoyed them a lot... especially the 17x17 #10!

I definite recommend everybody to try it... But take this warning: some persistence is required! Also, I suggest players to take some time to go through the flash tutorial to learn the basics and then read the "keys to solution" page for more advanced techniques!
udosuk

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Obviously I need much in the way of practice.

Further study will be necessary.

Thanks for the links Animator, I'm looking at them closely!

Luna
lunababy_moonchild

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I tried this game on a relatively easy puzzle. It was fun. I half expected not to like it after having tried kakuro. Thought it might simply be a jump on the bandwagon japanese sounding name something to do with numbers in a grid. Not as addictive as sudoku though.
ab

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If anyone is interested, you should check out:

http://www.hitoriconquest.com

It's a website I recently put together offering free online hitori. Hope you enjoy

Neil
NeilMN

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I have made a hitori that shouldn't be to easy:

Pyrrhon

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And here a second example. Good luck.

Pyrrhon

Pyrrhon

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It took me - 4m 30sec for number 1.

#2 took me 8m 27secs.

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