What are griddlers?
In this part of the tutorial you will learn about basic concepts and rules needed to understand the rest of it and solve griddlers by yourself.
Griddlers are picture logic puzzles in which cells have to be painted or left blank according to description on the left and top of the board. After being solved, griddlers reveal a picture.
On the left side of each row and top of each column there is a line description. It contains numbers (if it is empty that means that line should be left blank – paint in background colour). Each number describes a group of painted blocks in the line – determines how many blocks it contains. Groups should be in the same order as clues in description and groups of the same colour must be splitted by at least one space (blank cell), example below should dispel any doubts. There can be spaces at the begining and end of the line too. Colour of the cell containing the clue determines the colour of the group.
- 1 – uncompleted line description (some groups are not completed)
- 2 – completed line despription (all groups are painted), it doesn't always mean that line is solved correctly
- 3 – improperly completed line (only if there are too many painted blocks)
- 4 – undetermined blocks
- 5 – painted blocks
- 6 – spaces
There can be space between groups of different colours but it doesn't have to be there always.
2. Basic solving techniques