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This is a simple collection of nonogram puzzles of varying difficulties. Play through 24 different levels on each of 12 different grid sizes (from 3×3 up to 16×16).

  • Choose the grid size you would like to play (larger puzzles are harder and take longer to complete).
  • Identify the position of the shaded squares using logic.
  • When you finish one row correctly, the game automatically marks the blank spaces in the other rows.
  • Solve the puzzle with as few mistakes as possible.





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Classic Nonogram Game for Kids Video Game Play Instructions

How to Play

Identify the location of the shaded squares on the grid using deductive reasoning based on the numbers on the sides as clues.

  • Starting the Game
    • On the welcome screen, select the play button below the title of the game to begin.
    • Select the enlarge button on the top left corner to switch between full-screen and windowed modes.
    • Select the speaker button on the top right corner to turn the game’s sound on or off.
    • The game will begin with a brief tutorial on how nonograms work.
      • Select the X button on the top right corner to skip the tutorial.
    • Your web browser automatically saves your game progress including which levels you have completed and your score on each level.
  • Game Controls
    • Desktop
      • Left click with your mouse to mark a cell.
    • Touchscreen devices
      • Tap on the screen with your fingers to mark the cell.
    • Controls & indicators
      • The top center of the screen shows your current level and how many hearts (or potential wrong answers you can make) remaining.
      • In the upper right corner there is a settings button which expands a menu when clicked. When it is clicked it offers the following options: close menu, exit game, turn game sound on or off, switch to fullscreen mode, and restart level.
      • At the bottom center of the screen there is a toggle button to switch between using the orange pencil on cells you are coloring in and the blue X on cells which should not be colored in.
  • Game Play
    • Nonogram rules
      • Using the numbers on the top and left sides of the grid, find out the location of the shaded squares.
      • The number on the sides indicate the number of shaded squares in a row or column.
      • A pair of numbers indicate 2 groups of shaded squares, with at least one blank square between them.
    • Grids and Levels
      • Grid size
        • The game’s grid sizes range from 4 x 4 to 16 x 16.
        • The grids are always square.
        • Large grids are more difficult.
      • Levels
        • Each grid size has a set of 24 levels.
        • These are unlocked in sequence. Only the first levels are playable at the start.
        • You can replay any of the levels you’ve unlocked to try to improve your score on it.
        • For each grid size you accumulate a total game score across the 24 levels.
    • Basic rules
      • Marking the cells
        • Select the pencil button to activate coloring mode.
        • Select a cell to color it.
        • If you are sure that a cell is empty, select the X button to activate it & color in the X the same way you would color in a pencil. When you are done using the X don’t forget to switch back to pencil!
        • When you correctly fill out the orange pencil squares in an entire row or column, the game automatically marks the blank squares in the other rows and columns.
    • Lives
      • Throughout the game, you have 3 lives. These are represented by hearts on the top center of the screen.
      • Each time you make a mistake, you lose a life.
      • Lose all 3 lives and you lose the level.
      • This game offers unlimited continues, though the level you lost starts off blank when you continue.
    • Scoring
      • Your game score is cumulative across levels within each puzzle size.
      • If you make mistakes while solving the puzzle your score is lowered.
      • It is easier to earn a higher level & total game score on larger puzzles than on smaller puzzles since there are more pieces to earn placement scores on.
    • Strategy
      • It is often best to start out with the rows which have the most colored in cells.
        • For example, if you were playing a 16 wide puzzle and you saw 16 you would know all 16 cells were colored in.
        • Similarly, if you saw a 14 1, or 13, 2 you would know what cell was blank (the fifteenth cell in the first example and the fourteenth cell in the second example) and be able to fill the rest in.
      • Switch directions
        • After making your initial fills you are certain of either horizontally or vertically, play the puzzle in the orthogonal direction to see if lays in one direction help you solve the other direction.
        • By repeatedly solving puzzles using deductive reasoning while switching directions you can often solve most puzzles without requiring any guesses, however in some cases you have to guess.
      • Partial filling
        • If you are playing a 16 wide puzzle and see 12 2 on a row you are certain cells 2 through 12 are filled in and cell 15 is filled in.
        • While you can not be certain about cells 1, 13, 14, & 16 you can leave the row partially colored so that the filled squares can help you solve columns.
      • In some rare cases some puzzles may require guessing, though on most puzzles you can beat them without requiring any guessing.
  • Target Audience
    • The game is suited for players who like spatial logic puzzle games.
    • The game has no adult themed content.

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Free Online Classic Nonogram Video Game for Children & Adults Screenshots

Classic Nonogram Game Welcome Screen Screenshot.
Classic Nonogram Game Pencil Instructions Screen Screenshot.
Classic Nonogram Game Coloring Instructions Screen Screenshot.
Classic Nonogram Game Empty Instructions Screen Screenshot.
Classic Nonogram Game Tutorial Completion Screen Screenshot.
Classic Nonogram Game Difficulty Select Screen Screenshot.
Classic Nonogram Game Level Select Screen Screenshot.
Classic Nonogram Game Small Puzzle Screenshot.
Classic Nonogram Game Small Puzzle Gameplay Screenshot.
Classic Nonogram Game Small Puzzle Completed Screen Screenshot.
Classic Nonogram Game Large Puzzle Screenshot.
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Classic Nonogram Game Large Puzzle Beat Screenshot.
Classic Nonogram Game Large Puzzle Complete Screen Screenshot.

Mobile Friendly Cross Browser Support

This game is rendered in mobile-friendly HTML5, so it offers cross-device gameplay. You can play it on mobile devices like Apple iPhones, Google Android powered cell phones from manufactures like Samsung, tablets like the iPad or Kindle Fire, laptops, and Windows-powered desktop computers. All game files are stored locally in your web browser cache. This game works in Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and other modern web browsers.

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