Hanjie Puzzle Magazine
Hanjie is an enjoyable Japanese logic puzzle that has a range of different names. Apart from hanjie other common names for this puzzle include nonogram and griddler.
The aim of a hanjie puzzle is to work out whether each small square in the puzzle grid is to be shaded in or left blank. At the end of each hanjie puzzle in the magazine, you will have worked out for every square whether it must be blank or left in - and you'll create a simple piece of black and white art in the process, as the pattern of the shaded cells reveals a simple image. You never need to guess: each of our puzzles has one solution reachable through logic alone.
The rules are that each number corresponds to how many consecutive filled cells there are in that row or column, with at least one white space (empty cell) necessary between separate regions. Therefore if the clue for a row is 3,2 this means that there must be a gap of at least one space between the '3' filled cells and the '2' filled cells. Were there no gap, then the clue would have been '5', where there are five continuous filled cells. If you are new to hanjie then you might like to take a quick look at our introduction to solving hanjie puzzles before downloading the magazine.
If you've ordered a hanjie magazine from us before, then please note that this magazine is new in February 2012: if you ordered previously to this, it was a different magazine.
Here is the first page of hanjie magazine which is a warm-up puzzle containing a simple puzzle to get you started. The 50 hanjie puzzles in the magazine are composed as follows:
Here's a video that walks through how to solve a hanjie puzzle:
To download the Hanjie Puzzle Magazine in PDF format on A4 paper to print off and play at your leisure for just £2.97 (UK Pounds) or $4.75 (US Dollars), please click the 'Buy Now' button below:
A solution page:
A puzzle page: