Six's Grand Nonograms
I recently found out about Nonograms through a game called Mario's Picross. It's like a beautiful fusion between Sudoku and Minesweeper, and it's a real brainteaser!
It works kinda like this:
There's a board of a given size, usually square. Each tile can either be on or off, or when solving, unknown. The goal is to find the configuration of tiles being on/off that fits the row and column "descriptors".
The numbers on the left and top are the descriptors. They tell you how many and how long each line in a given row/column are between breaks.
Here's the Wikipedia page on it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonogram
Here's what a solved 7x7 board looks like:
It's not super user friendly with the input method (x,y coordinates, with the upper left being the origin), but definitely playable. Nicely done!
Nonograms are also known by many other names, including Paint by Numbers, Griddlers, Pic-a-Pix, Picross, Picma, PrismaPixels, Pixel Puzzles, Crucipixel, Edel, FigurePic, Hanjie, HeroGlyphix, Illust-Logic, Japanese Crosswords, Japanese Puzzles, Kare Karala!, Logic Art, Logic Square, Logicolor, Logik-Puzzles, Logimage, Oekaki Logic, Oekaki-Mate, Paint Logic, Picture Logic, Tsunamii, Paint by Sudoku and Binary Coloring Books.
- Wikipedia page 😳