# Nonograms... Have you ever solved one before?

@ahgong (10066)
Singapore
December 26, 2007 1:31am CST
Nonogram (also referred to as 'Paint by numbers', 'Japanese Crosswords', 'Pick a box', 'Logic square') is a special type of puzzle that relies on logic (the art of mathematical deductions) in order to reveal a certain picture. It uses a sequence of numbers and from that you are to determine the positioning of the colored box vs the non-colored box to come up with the picture. Usually a square, you have to solve both the vertical and the horizontal clues in order to get the right sequencing of the colored boxes. One has to have a knack for logic to solve one. Currently I am working one one without much success. Any one tried the nonogram before?
4 responses
• India
15 Dec 08
Hi, I love to solve nonograms, recently i have been playing Gemsweeper, nonogram puzzle from www.lobstersoft.com. The game is easy to use, has colourful graphics and has 225 mind bending puzzles to solve. I must say though it took me time, i solved this. check it out. karin
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@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
16 Dec 08
Thanks for the recommend Karin. Wow, your first post and you pick mine to begin with. I am honored. Hope you like your stay here. Will check out your side soon. For all you know, I may enjoy nonograms more than I currently do. They are really tough to solve. Must find a way to break the codes!
@squaretile (3833)
• Singapore
27 Dec 07
hmm this is interesting. I've never come across that before. at first i thought you were referring to sudoku. but this is by colours right? where did you first encounter it? I haven't heard of this logic game yet. perhaps it will mushroom into popularity in singapore soon.
@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
31 Dec 07
Nope. Sodoku is a little easier to resolve. Cos it is really straight forward. Nonograms is a little like a cross between sodoku and Microsoft's minesweeper. Only tougher cos you have to take care of both the horizontal and vertical lines.
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
26 Dec 07
My solution is in my discussion. =P I guess I am logical enough. LOL I always think otherwise as I hate everything to do with IT and engineering. =P Jia you for the puzzle and I believe you can solve it soon. You should not try the Bux.to puzzle. You should try another puzzle. It's more thrilling to try solving not knowing what the picture is. =)
@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
31 Dec 07
well, you are much better than me already. I was looking at it for so many days, I couldn't really figure it out. Only managed to get a few lines and that is it. Did a search on the web. There are actually programs written by fanatics that can solve the nonograms. I am hoping to at least find the source codes to decipher how they break the nonograms. :p
• Brazil
8 Aug 10
I love them. I fact I'll have fun solving them then if I like the image I'll convert it to a cross stitch pattern.