Logic puzzles are a great way to have fun and have an added challenge at the same time. Many types of logic puzzles, including hanjie, come in countless shapes and sizes. You can either choose to play them online or the old fashioned way using paper and pencil. But first, it would be great to know the history of these logic puzzles, including the nonograms, and the circumstances under which they were created.
The Origin Of Logic Puzzles
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carrol (his pen name), first produced the logic puzzle. The famous author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland developed a problem-solving game that needed confirming at the conclusion. These are puzzles that involve being asked what you can deduce from the list of premises given. They’re also called syllogisms.
Dodgson didn’t stop there but went on to develop even more complicated puzzles with eight premises. Raymond M. Smullyan dug deeper and expanded the puzzle branch to develop other perspectives of logic puzzles with some of his books, such as Alice in Puzzle-Land. His most popular puzzles were the ‘knights and knaves,’ where the knights always stand for the truth while the knaves are the serial liars.
Some logic puzzles are also totally non-verbal. The most popular forms include;
- Logic Mazes
These mazes use the principle of deduction in figuring out the rules in the game.
This logic puzzle requires you to place numbers in a grid correctly. It also involves using the principle of deduction.
- The Nonogram
Also known as ‘Paint by Numbers,’ this puzzle requires you to use deduction in filling a grid with black and white squares to produce a perfect picture.
More About The Nonogram
Playing nonograms is exciting and simple because, in the end, you’ll come up with a picture. Nonograms were invented in Japan in the 1980s and published as ‘Window Art Puzzles.’ Later they became popular in the UK and renamed the ‘nonograms.’ Wondering how they got their’ paint by numbers’ name? That’s the name that the Game magazine used when first publishing the nonograms in the US. Now, nonograms have more than 20 different names, including picross puzzles, griddlers, and hanjie puzzles.
The rules in nonograms are not hard to crack. The grid provided has no specific dimensions, and all you have to do is draw the picture in it. However, you can also find a 10×10 dimension grid. There are several numbers alongside the grid, which tells you the number of squares to be filled along the grid’s top – column and along the left side of the grid – row. The filling in should be done consecutively – first the row, and second, the column.
The numbers indicate the black squares, and the general rule is that they have to be separated by not less than one space. While playing this game, you need to know that there’s a reason for each move, so guesswork doesn’t apply.
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Logic puzzles have become more and more popular and are a great way of having fun and challenging the mind. Playing them is just as important as knowing their history so that you can understand under which circumstances they were developed.