Every month for about half a year now, we've seen the fine folks at Conceptis Puzzles roll out a new sampler of puzzles in their Conceptis Light series. But did you know they've introduced a new puzzle type on their site? Enter Nurikabe Light, an appetizer-sized portion of an unusual logic puzzle challenge.
Unlike most of the number-based puzzles featured on Conceptis, the goal of Nurikabe is to make a network of connected black squares. You can mark a square as black by clicking on it, or marking it as empty (represented by a dot) by double-clicking. There are four basic rules to remember when solving these puzzles:
- All black squares must be orthagonally connected (not diagonally).
- The black squares cannot form a 2x2 block.
- A square with a number represents an "island" of empty squares, where the number indicates the area of the island.
- The islands are not orthagonally adjacent (diagonally is okay).
It's not your typical numbers-in-boxes challenge, but don't let that scare you away. Once you wrap your mind around the concept of using the empty boxes as the clues for filling in the black squares, you're on your way. This first batch of Nurikabe Light features a number of simpler, smaller puzzles to help you learn the ropes. Give them a shot, you might discover a new puzzle addiction!