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Slitherlink in the news...
astrokath
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3093
Best Total: 13m 42s
Posted - 2007.06.14 08:47:58
I was reading this article on the BBC news webpage about the Nikoli puzzles, and this one paragraph stood out (although I think the interviewer is a little confused about how long the Slitherlink puzzles have been available...):

Quote:
Originally Posted by bbc news
So what is going to be the next big thing - the "son of Sudoku"?

Maki Kaji showed me "Slitherlink", a new game in the latest issue of his magazine.

There is a grid made up of dots and the numbers 0, 1s, 2s and 3s scattered across it.

You have to join up the dots around the numbers but you can only use the same number of lines as the number they are next to.

You have to join them all up like a snake.

"This is fantastic," he beamed. "But it is really just for people who are puzzle fanatics.

ROFL!   
Last edited by astrokath - 2007.06.14 08:48:55
foilman
Kwon-Tom Admin
Puzzles: 1718
Best Total: 24m 8s
Posted - 2007.06.14 09:42:40
Interesting! Thanks for pointing that out... I've dropped them an email.
Jankonyex
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3672
Best Total: 9m 35s
Posted - 2007.06.14 11:44:26
Quote:
Originally Posted by bbc news
"Sudoku is very, very special," he said. "The problem is something like Sudoku only comes along once every 100 years."
Perhaps much more than 100 years, at least I haven't met another "sudoku".
Last edited by Jankonyex - 2007.06.14 11:45:23
nerdking
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1661
Best Total: 23m 15s
Posted - 2007.06.14 20:43:18
I think there's tons of good stuff out there that hasn't been discovered.

I'd recommend taking a look at conceptis puzzles for the next good "language independent" puzzle (aka uses only numbers and logic)

Puzzle Japan, whose website shut down, had a game called nurikabe, which is almost slitherlink good. If you could find it, I'd recommend it.
Last edited by nerdking - 2007.06.14 20:44:12
Zyntax
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 4041
Best Total: 13m 6s
Posted - 2007.06.14 23:36:22
Yeah Puzzle Japan shut down. I was a member for about 2 years there. However, the puzzle makers from that site are now part of Nikoli which you can subscribe to.
prj
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 2356
Best Total: 18m 20s
Posted - 2007.06.15 05:03:03
Nurikabe is available in a couple of other places too, that I know of:
http://www.puzzle-nurikabe.com/
http://www.logicgamesonline.com/nurikabe/daily.php
Helge
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3009
Best Total: 11m 26s
Posted - 2007.06.15 06:13:50
Another highly addictive site is
http://www.griddlers.net

Great puzzles!
Last edited by Helge - 2007.06.15 06:14:53
nerdking
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 1661
Best Total: 23m 15s
Posted - 2007.06.19 05:40:42
Quote:
Originally Posted by helge
Another highly addictive site is
http://www.griddlers.net

Great puzzles!
MAN! How come I haven't seen this before?!

It's awesome!
foilman
Kwon-Tom Admin
Puzzles: 1718
Best Total: 24m 8s
Posted - 2007.06.19 07:29:55
Hehe, I've signed up to it too, looks like good fun & is giving me ideas about improvements here too...
astrokath
Kwon-Tom Obsessive
Puzzles: 3093
Best Total: 13m 42s
Posted - 2007.06.19 09:06:45
Did anyone here used to be a member of the older "Paint by numbers" puzzle site (most recently seen in the vicinity of pbn.homelinux.com)?  I finished all the puzzles and even mystery S a few years ago, but never did quite crack mystery C.  The site seems to have gone belly-up now though.

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