...Beauty, cleaning, DIY tips and more - free to join!
   Login   Contact us   Site map   Puzzle Club   Ask a question    Newsletter

How To Play Hashiwokakero

Games : Puzzles

Hashiwokakero is another puzzle that hails from Japan.

How to play this puzzle?

Well, this is also called The Island Game, because it is all about connecting individual islands together with lines.

The puzzle starts with various numbers in different circles. These are the islands. Let's say that an island has a '5' in it.

You then need to create '5' bridges exactly from that island to other islands immediately to the east, west, north or south.

Also a person travelling along the lines must be able to 'walk' from any island to another if desired. In other words, you need a continuous path between islands. Additionally every bridge must be with an immediately north, south, east or west island - they cannot 'skip out' or pass through other islands.

Finally, there can be up to two paths with other islands.

The best way to start is with the low numbers, for instance those with only one connection and one adjacent island can be filled in immediately.

Then work your way up from there. Good luck!

By: Fred

Share on Facebook: On Twitter: TwitterTweet this!

  Reply to How To Play Hashiwokakero

  Receive Our Newsletter

Questions about puzzles:

Ask question

More Articles:
How quantum physics could help decipher a code
Fun party ideas: What's up Doc?
How to solve a cryptogram