Play Classic Nonograms Black & White Drawing Game Online for Free
This game is a blue and orange game. We also offer a colored nongram game.
Starting Your Game
Select the blue and white button at the bottom of the game's welcome screen.
The first play through the game will show an introduction of how to color in boxes. You can play through that, or click the X in the uppr right corner to skip it.
Select the puzzle size you would like to play: 4x4, 5x5, 6x6, 7x7, 8x8, 9x9, 10x10, 11x11, 12x12, 13x13, 14x14, 15x15, or 16x16.
- Smaller puzzles are easier than larger puzzles as they have fewer cells to fill and less opportunity for error.
- The smallest puzzle size is 16 squares with the largest 256 squares.
- Each puzzle size has 24 different stages available, with puzzles being unlocked sequentially.
The game has a sound control button in the upper right corner & buttons for game developer information and full screen mode in the upper left corner.
How to Play
The aim of this game is to color the whole grid in orange and blue squares.
- At the top of each column, and to the side of each row, you will notice a set of one or more numbers.
- These numbers tell you the runs of orange squares in that row or column.
- If you see the numbers 10 1 that would tell you there will be a run of exactly 10 orange squares, followed by one or more blue square, followed by a single orange square.
- There may be additional blue squares at the beginning of this sequence, at the end of this sequence, or both.
Entering Your Data
- Click on a cell to turn it orange.
- If you click on a cell which should not be colored in then it turns blue and you lose one of your three lives.
- You do not need to put an X in blue cells to complete the puzzle. The computer will automatically fill in the blue cells whenever you have painted all the orange cells correctly in a row or column.
- You can however decide to manually fill in the blue X boxes by toggling the button at the bottom of the game, though do not forget to turn it back to orange before you go to fill in orange cells.
When you have correctly painted all orange cells the level is beat.
Process of Elemination
- As a rule of thumb, it is easiest to start in the columns or rows which have the most cells filled in orange.
- If you are playing a puzzle which is 10 cells wide and you see a 6 2 you know that there are only 2 blue cells in that puzzle & that their positions can only be cells 1, 7, 8, or 10.
- After painting most of the cells which you are certain are orange (e.g. 2-6 & 9 in the above example) you can then use those certainties to look for numerical runs of orange in the opposing direction.
- By repeating the process in a criss-crossing fashion you can quickly beat the puzzles using a game of logical deduction.
In the upper right corner of the gameplay screen there is a menu button. Clicking on it expands out a menu which allows you to close out the game, turn game sounds on or off, switch to full screen mode, or restart the current level.
On the level select screen the upper left corner has buttons for full screen mode & how to play. The upper right corner has buttons to control game sounds and close the game.
- Your web browser automatically saves your game progress including which levels you have completed and your score on each level.
- Each level score is based upon how quickly you complete the puzzle and how many mistakes you make.
- Your game score is cumulative across all levels within that puzzle size.
- The level select screen shows which score you earned on each level & your cumulative game score.
- You can replay any previously beat level to try to earn a higher score.
- The game score is unique on a playing field size, so you will have a total game score for 5x5 and a different total game score for 8x8.