Let's say you're stuck on a deserted island. For whatever reason, there's another island over there (*points) that you want to get to. To get to that island, you've got to build yourself a few bridges connecting all of the other islands around you. And there's a limit on how many bridges you can build on each island. After a certain point, you'd probably be tempted to give up and just swim, but some might see this as a puzzle waiting to happen. Classic Hashi Light is another addition to the growing line of Conceptis logic puzzle packs that takes a more abstract view of puzzling.
The goal of a hashi puzzle is to connect all of the numbered islands using a series of bridges so that every island is connected to each other in one system. Bridges may connect horizontally or vertically, but not diagonally, and no more than two bridges can branch off of an island in any direction (meaning an island can have up to eight bridges total). The number listed on each island is the total number of bridges to come off of each island. To place a bridge between two islands, mouse over the island you wish to start from, then move over the shaded direction and click. Click again to add a second bridge, and once more to remove the bridge(s). When all the bridges are in place, you win, and you can relax on your new island home! Or start a new puzzle.
Unlike some of the other entries in the Conceptis Light series of puzzles so far, the final result isn't a clever picture or a pleasant grid of numbers. You'll be left with a tangle of lines that might not be visually appealing. Hashi puts a more abstract twist on logic puzzles, forcing you to play by the numbers more than ever. Since this is Volume 1 in a periodically-released series, the difficulty might be a bit low for the experienced Hashi-head, but it's a great introduction to the puzzle for newcomers. There are even a few larger puzzles that might take more thorough scouring to find where your next move is.
If you've not experienced Hashi before, Classic Hashi Light is ideal for getting familiar with the format. Who knows, perhaps trying out new puzzles will help you build the bridge into more puzzling adventures! Or you could swim.