Also known as Unequal, Futoshiki is a logic puzzle that involves filling a 5 x 5 grid with numbers without repeating any. The rules are similar to Sudoku but with a twist. Helping you out instead of more numbers are inequality signs. These indicate whether one cell should have a number bigger or smaller than the cell next to it.
Fill out the empty squares with the numbers 1 to 5.
Use a few numbers and inequality signs to determine the value of each unsolved sell.
Getting confused? Use notes mode on the cell to keep track of your guesses.
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Futoshiki Logic Puzzle Game for Kids Video Game Play Instructions
How to Play
Fill the spaces on the screen with missing numbers. The numbers must only appear once in every row or column. Obey the inequality signs shown next to the spaces.
Starting the Game
Left click or tap anywhere to load the welcome screen.
On the welcome screen, select the play button below the title of the screen to begin.
Choose one of 3 difficulty levels.
On the upper right corner are 3 buttons:
The gear button lets you customize the game’s audio and aesthetic settings.
The information button opens the tutorial slideshow.
The about button shows the game’s developer credits.
Using your mouse:
Left click on a cell to activate it.
Left click on it again to activate notes mode.
Left click on any of the numbers at the bottom row to fill the cell.
Using your fingers
Tap on a cell to activate it.
Tap on it again to activate notes mode.
Tap on any numbers at the bottom row to fill the cell.
Settings and customization
You can change the aesthetics and sound preferences in this game.
Choose between 2 different aesthetic settings
Toggle the game’s audio by selecting the sound and music buttons.
You can change the game’s settings in the welcome screen or via the pause button in-game.
At the top center is the timer. Your final score will be based in part on how fast you finished the puzzle.
On the top right are two buttons:
The information button
The pause button
The grid is a 5 x 5 playing field that occupies much of the screen.
Below it are the input buttons. These allow you to add the numbers 1 to 5 or clear them from the screen.
Fill all the cells with numbers from 1 to 5
Each number must only appear once in every row or columns.
Inequality signs are found between some cells. The values of each cell must obey the inequality signs.
For instance, if two spaces have the less than sign between them (>), the valid number to the left must be bigger than the one on the right.
e.g. 5 > 3
If the number appears as a duplicate, it will appear as red.
Select a space to fill it in.
Use the input buttons at the bottom to add a number or clear a space.
Select a space twice to activate notes mode.
Notes mode allows you to fill up a space with up to 5 numbers. These will help you keep track of the
Difficulty levels determine the number of markers and numbers already placed to act as hints for the puzzle.
The game has 3 difficulty levels in total.
The game is suited for people of all ages who like numerical logic puzzle games.
Free Online Futoshiki Video Game for Children & Adults Screenshots
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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