Search / Ask a Question:
Mon, 16 Sep 2019

What are the rules of yajilin?

Like many japanese puzzles we are now familiar with you are presented at the start with a rectangular grid.

Some cells contain numbers, however the majority are blank, so what to do? Numbered cells contain an arrow.

Well you need to draw a single continuous loop and mark certain cells as black. The rules:

- The loop you draw moves horizontally or vertically through cells, and may turn 90 degrees (think slitherlink or masyu). As with those, it is a single continuous loop that never crosses its own path.

- The numbers show how many cells must be filled black in the direction of the arrow, e.g. a 2--> means there are two black cells to the right of the cell containing 2-->

- The loop must not go through the black cells or cells with numbers, and black cells cannot touch

Most popular questions in puzzle category:

What are the rules of yajilin?
Like many japanese puzzles we are now familiar with you are...

Back to Puzzle FAQ >>>

View a list of puzzles for publication with pictures of each.

Contact us about buying puzzles

Play hundreds of puzzles for personal enjoyment online at the Puzzle Club
Large range of printable puzzles for personal use downloadable at Puzzle Magazine website.

Search Puzzle FAQ

Word Puzzles

Buy Crosswords
Children's Puzzles
Arrow words
Kriss Kross
Word Ladder
Word Wheel

Number & Colouring Puzzles

Buy Sudoku
Children's Sudoku
Samurai Sudoku
Jigsaw Sudoku
Mind Games
Killer Sudoku
Chess Puzzles
A - Z of Puzzles
Colour By Number
Dot To Dot
Adult Colouring

Key Links

View a single page overview
list of puzzles
with a picture of each and a link to more information.

list of kids puzzles

Contact us

Puzzle Tools

Puzzle FAQ
Codeword Solver
Rhyming Dictionary
Puzzle Solving Tools


Puzzles for Apps
Article Writing
Themed Puzzle Pages
Press Ready Puzzles
Page Fillers
i Newspaper Solutions

View all services
© Clarity Media Ltd., 2019, company number 5465221 | Contact Us | Privacy Policy