Did you hop in your computer chair this morning to see what new puzzles the folks at Conceptis have launched? Before we tell you about it, spin your chair around! Things probably look different when you've spun halfway around, but what if you spun around and found another computer just like the one you're sitting at right now? Rotational symmetry is the name of the game in Sym-a-Pix Light, the next entry in the Conceptis Light series of logic puzzles.
A Sym-a-Pix puzzle is solved by dividing the grid into a series of boxes with rotational symmetry, which is to say that they look the same when rotated 180 degrees (like an hourglass, or the letter S). These boxes may be a simple square, a longer rectangle, or a weird shape with arms branching out all over the place. Each of the colored circles in the grid represents the center point of one of those boxes. When you finish creating a box, it fills in with the color of the circle. When you've divvied everything up correctly, that spotty grid has been turned into a colorful picture!
Click on the gridlines to mark out the boundaries of the box. If you've got a relatively steady hand, you can click and drag to mark out large boundaries in one swing. You can also click direcly on a square in a grid to mark it with an X. These Xes are helpful for marking out the potential path of a box. Xes will automatically disappear when you complete the box they're in.
As the second-newest puzzle type available on Conceptis's main site, Sym-a-Pix is a unique take on picture-logic puzzles. Like most of the Conceptis Light line, this edition features a selection of easier puzzles in three different sizes, to give you a good grasp of the concepts for solving these puzzles. However, also with the Light series, some of the features available on the Conceptis main website (such as auto-completion and automatically marking incorrect boxes) are missing in this Light version, which could be an irritating setback for those who are used to them. If you're looking for a different logic puzzle challenge, give Sym-a-Pix Light a spin. You never know what will turn up!