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Futoshiki Puzzle

Welcome to one of the first Futoshiki Puzzles sites online!

Futoshiki is like sudoku except there is no box constraint. Instead, you have greater than and less than signs indicating the relationship between certain cells in the puzzle. This adds a delicious twist to the massively popular puzzle.

The standard futoshiki grid is either 5 x 5, 6 x 6 or 7 x 7 and requires you to place the numbers from 1 - 5 through 1 - 7 in the grid once per row and column and in obeyance with any inequalities shown.

In futoshiki there should be one valid solution per puzzle that can be reached through logic and clear thinking alone!

We can supply Futoshiki puzzles for publication in print-ready PDF format. Here is a Sample Futoshiki puzzle with solution on page two.

NEW! You can now download a PDF magazine of 100 standard Futoshiki puzzles laid out four per page with solutions: please take a look at Futoshiki Magazine

Futoshiki X

We have 100 futoshiki X puzzles that you can play for just £3 one off payment. Simply click the Paypal button below to buy these puzzles:

Here are some futoshiki strategy tips to help you solve the puzzles.

The first tip is to remember that you can only place a number once in each row and column - and with Futoshiki X, in each major diagonal. Therefore knock out numbers already placed in the regions that the cell you are trying to solve is in.

Remember also to use the essential rule from sudoku that each number must go once in each region - therefore if there is only one cell a 1 for instance can go in, you can place it there. Look especially for places that you can tell is either a '1' or '5' - this can help you start many futoshiki puzzles.

Also, remember that if two cells contain the same two numbers alone as possibilities, you can eliminate these from other cells in that region. Imagine the region looks like this:
12 | 12 | 123 | 345 | 345 we know that this must be: 12 | 12 | 3 | 45 | 45

Good luck solving the puzzles - remember to have fun!

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