Its a game. Moreover, its a Japanese game. Created not so far (1987) by the Japanese puzzle-master Tetsuya Nishio, the game, however, soaked up the ancient culture and civilization.
Its an art. The pictures are simple, the drawing is logical, not creative; but when the puzzle is solved, you suddenly see some small piece of art created by your mind and your hands from the plain and unpretentious grid-with-numbers.
Its a puzzle. Its a time-killer. Its a mind-trainer. Its a game. The game with dozens of names. Japanese puzzle or Japanese crossword, Griddlers or Nonograms, Pic-a-Pix or Crucipixel despite of the name, youll love it.
The puzzles logic is comparatively simple: You have cells in a grid to be colored or left blank according to numbers given on the side of the grid to reveal a hidden picture. In this puzzle type, the numbers indicate how many unbroken lines of the filled-in squares there are in any given row or column.
The old (pre-digital) Sunday-newspaper version of the game was black-and-white, but the game becomes more interesting when it is colored with your computer and appropriate software.
Just download the Art of Japan Crossword program and youll get the colored puzzles with the best-Windows-game traditions interface and best-Eastern-game traditions soul.
World of CryptoPics 1.4 CryptoPics (or Nonograms/Griddlers) are logic puzzles in which the aim is to reveal a hidden picture from the number clues. Play picture puzzles, random puzzles, puzzles created
Art of Japan Crossword 2.0 One of the most comfortable and easy-to-use program for solving Japan Crosswords (puzzles also known as nonograms, griddlers, paint-by-numbers). Discover beautiful pictures, coded
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