This is a logic puzzle game similar to Minesweeper, Nonograms, and Sudoku. Find the location of the 12 marbles in the grid. Use the numbers on the sides and the arrows on the grid as clues to find the correct location of the marbles.
Use the process of elimination to narrow down the possible locations of the marbles.
Remember that not all marbles are revealed by arrows.
Choose between 2 difficulty settings.
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Daily Shinro Marble Finding Game for Kids Video Game Play Instructions
How to Play
Find the location of the 12 hidden marbles in the grid. Use the number hints and pointers to identify the marbles’ possible locations.
Starting the Game
On the welcome screen, select a difficulty level to begin:
Select Help to learn how to play.
Select Print Today’s Puzzle to print out a hard copy of the game.
Choose the game’s language from the drop-down list on the bottom left corner of the screen:
Your web browser automatically saves your game progress.
With your mouse:
Left click on a cell to place a cross
Left click on a cell twice to place a marble.
Left click on a cell thrice to clear it.
With your fingers:
Tap on a cell to place a cross.
Tap on a cell twice to place a marble
Tap on a cell thrice to clear it.
Controls & indicators
The game’s indicators are located on the left side of the screen. From the top, these are as follows:
The game’s logo
The present date
The first row of buttons, from left to right
Pause button: Momentarily stops the game
Reset button: Returns everything to the way it was when you began
Query button: Checks if your answers are correct
The second row of buttons, from left to right:
Music button: Toggles the game’s music
Sound effects button: Toggles the game’s audio cues.
Enlarge button: Lets you switch between windowed and full screen modes
The game has a different puzzle for every day of the year.
You can choose up to 365 to 366 different puzzles for each field size and difficulty level.
You can play again through the following:
Choose a new date.
Select Next on the winning screen to play the next puzzle.
Select a different difficulty level and field size.
Find all 12 marbles hidden in an 8 x 8 grid.
Use the clues to deduce a marble’s whereabouts.
The number of marbles in a row or column are shown on the sides of the grid.
They will turn gray once you run out of marbles to place. If you exceed the number of marbles, it turns blue again.
Each arrow points to at least 1 marble.
Not all marbles will have arrows pointing to it.
An arrow is not necessarily adjacent to a marble, but will point to the direction of one.
Hover over an arrow to see where it might be pointing to.
Once you place a marble near where the arrow is pointing, it becomes grayed out.
A cell with an arrow cannot contain a hole.
You can lay a marble or a cross on any of the spaces.
Use a cross to keep track of your guesses.
You don’t need to lay any cross on the field at all.
These can help you keep track of where you think marbles aren’t.
Lay a marble icon in a location that you’re sure contains the marble.
Deduce the location of the remaining marbles through the process of elimination.
Notice that the cross comes first. This highlights the importance of elimination in mastering this game.
Any row or column marked with 0 has no marbles and can be eliminated immediately.
The cell with the most arrows pointing to it will very likely have a marble.
The numbers come in handy for this. If a row or column is missing 1 marble, look for another that also has 1 or 2 remaining marbles.
Some arrows will point to the direction of only one cell. In this case, the cell does have a marble.
See if you can clear an entire row or column at once. this will help you narrow down the location of the remaining marbles.
The game is suited for people of all ages who like games like minesweeper & logic puzzle games.
The game has no adult themed content.
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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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