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Nikoli Puzzle Encyclopedia

Here you find a description of the most common language independent puzzle types of Nikoli. Main goal of this page is to enable you to buy Nikoli magazines and to understand und solve the puzzles printed in these magazines.

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You can buy Nikoli magazines via the Internet. If you have a magazine in your hands and find a puzzle type you are not familiar with you can try to find the rules here:

For each puzzle type you'll find the rules, an example and links to continuative sources in the Web and on www.janko.at.

List of Nikoli Puzzle Types

Puzzles marked with ★ have an own sub-section within the puzzle section, featuring a comprehensive description and many puzzles; for all other puzzles only a short description with an example exists.

AisubanAkari, ★ ArukoneBagguBanzuBodaburokkuBokkusuBonsanBosanowaBurokkuChokonaChokuhashiFaibuseruzuFillominoFirumattoFoseruzuGokigen NanameHakoiriHakyuuHashiwokakeroHebi-IchigoHeyabonHeyawakeHiroimonoHitoriHitori RibashiHotarubimuHukumenzanIchimagaInshi no heyaKaeroKaitoranmaKakkuruKakuroKanjoKantori RodoKeisukeKin-Kon-KanKoburinKojunKurikuKuromasuKuroshutoKurotto, ★ LITSMachigai SagashiManekingetoMasyuMejirinkuMochikoroMochinyoroMushikuizanNagewanaNanroNansukeNawabariNorinoriNurikabePaipurinkuPeintoeriaRenban MadoguchiRifurekutorinkuRomaSamurainSashiganeShakashakaShikakuShikuwazuShimaguniShirokuroShugakuSudokuSuiripazuruSukoroSuraromuSurizarinkuSutendogurasuTairupeintoTasukueaTatamibariTateboo YokobooTawamurengaTentaishoToichikaToripureisuUsotatamiViuYagitoookamiYajilinYajisan KazusanYosenabe

Classification of Nikoli Puzzle Types

Loops on the grid lines:BagguMejirinkuSurizarinku

Loops on the cells:BanzuKantori RodoKanjoMasyuNagenawaPaipurinkuRifurekutorinkuSuraromuYajilin

Paths on the grid lines:HotarubimuIchimaga

Paths through the cells:AisubanArukoneChokuhashiHashiwokakeroKoburinTateboo-YokobooShirokuroYosenabe

Dissection into regions:BodaburokkuBurokkuFaibuseruzuFillominoFirumattoFoseruzuTentaishoKaitorammaNawabariSashiganeShikakuTatamibariToripureisuUsotatamiYagitoookami

Coloring of cells:BokkusuChoconaHeyawakeHitoriKurikuKuromasuKuroshutoKurottoLITSManekingetoMochikoroMochinyoroNorinoriNurikabeShakashakaShimaguniTasukueaTawamurengaYajisan KazusanViu

Coloring of regions:PeintoeriaSutendogurasuTairupeinto

Placing of symbols:AkariGokigen NanameHakoiriRomaToichika

Placing of numbers:BosanowaHakyuuHebi-IchigoInshi no heyaKakkuruKakuroKeisukeKojunNanroNansukeRenban MadoguchiSamurainSudokuSukoroViu

Other:BonsanHeyabonHiroimonoHitori RibashiHukumenzanKaeroKin-Kon-KanMachigai SagashiMushikuizanShikuwazuShugakuSuiripazuru

Links and Sources

Englisch Nikoli

Japanisch Nikoli much more comprehensive than the English version)

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Englisch Wikipedia

Englisch Nikoli Puzzle Types (Wikipedia)

Englisch James Marshall's Rules for Nikoli Puzzles

Japanisch PZPR

Japanisch Kampen

Special Thanks

Special thanks to Franz-Josef "Franjo" Schulte, who contributed very heavily to these pages.

Online Translators

Unfortunately, we don't speak Japanese. We heavily used online translators to help us to understand the rules of many puzzles:

Have Fun!