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A Japanese crossword puzzle, also known as a “nonogram” is designed to challenge your logic and deduction skills. Not to be confused with a more traditional crossword puzzle.
What are Nonograms? And How to Solve Nonograms?
Nonograms, also known as “griddlers”, “hanjie”, or Japanese crossword puzzles, are picture logic puzzles that originated in Japan. Nonograms are solved by filling in a grid of cells based on numerical clues provided along the edges of the grid. The numbers indicate how many cells in each row or column should be filled in to create a hidden picture or pattern. To give you a better idea, here is a list of some of the best Japanese crossword puzzle books on Amazon:
1. Nonogtam Logic Puzzles
2. Hanjie Puzzle Book
3. Picross Griddlers
4. Hanjie Puzzles for Adults Volume 1
5. Hanjie Puzzles for Adults Volume 2
6. Large Size Nonogram Puzzle Book for Adults
7. Nonograms Griddlers Picross Hanjie Book
8. The Book of Big Nonograms
9. Nonogram Puzzles in the Ocean
10. Japanese Crossword Puzzle vs Traditional Crossword Puzzle
You can also find Japanese crossword puzzles in the traditional crossword puzzle format that those in the west are used to. Here is an example below:
These can be used in a way to practice your Japanese language skills, and for your AmazingTalker Japanese language students as well.
In addition to books, there are also many websites and apps that offer Japanese crossword puzzles. Some popular options include Nikoli, a Japanese puzzle magazine that offers online puzzles, and Crossword Nexus, which allows you to search for and solve Japanese crossword puzzles.
Overall, Japanese crossword puzzles are a unique and challenging way to keep your mind sharp and improve your language skills. With a variety of resources available, there's never been a better time to give these puzzles a try. So, pick up a book or head to a website, and get ready to put your problem-solving skills to the test! Or if you would like to create your own puzzle book, you can check out our BookBolt guide to find out how.
Or explore more puzzles with our Japanese puzzle box guide below: