Thursday, 21 June 2012

Puzzle #115: Regional Akari

I've never really been a fan of Akari puzzles. The easy ones I find just go too quickly to really enjoy. The harder ones I feel like I'm just using trial and error. That's mostly why I haven't really made many of them. When I saw the regional variant on Naoki Inaba's site, I figured I'd give this a try in construction. I think it turned out okay. Nothing too difficult.

Rules for Regional Akari


  1. This seems to be tough to me. I could not get a start in this. Any idea where I can look for start in this puzzle?

    1. The opening is a bit similar to an opening that is seen in Star Battle. Three cages are completely in three columns and all cells in those cages can see each other. So those three columns each need one light in them. Any cells that could be seen by those lights can't contain a light. (I hope this makes sense, it's a bit hard to explain.)