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by Michael Mepham

eBook Monster Book of Japanese Puzzles: Masyu, Nurikabe, Hitori, Sudoku and Kakuro download ISBN: 1585678325
Author: Michael Mepham
Publisher: The Overlook Press; 1 edition (March 10, 2006)
Language: English
Pages: 528
ePub: 1334 kb
Fb2: 1491 kb
Rating: 4.4
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Category: Humour
Subcategory: Puzzles and Games

In this monster book with more than 400 mind-bending puzzles, Mepham brings his famous Sudoku and Kakuro . I've also found solutions in the Nurikabe section that are different from the "unique" solutions that Mepham has included in the book.

In this monster book with more than 400 mind-bending puzzles, Mepham brings his famous Sudoku and Kakuro puzzles together with three puzzles that are now taking over Japan: Hitori. right up until the aggravation kicks in when you reach a different solution than the reportedly unique one, and you spend more time double-checking your work than you did doing the puzzle in the first place.

In this monster book with more than 400 mind-bending puzzles, Mepham brings his famous Sudoku and Kakuro puzzles together with three puzzles that are now taking over Japan: Hitori, Masyu, and Nurikabe. Online Stores ▾. Audible Barnes & Noble Walmart eBooks Apple Books Google Play Abebooks Book Depository Alibris Indigo Better World Books IndieBound. Paperback, 528 pages.

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Items related to Monster Book of Japanese Puzzles: Masyu, Nurikabe,. Home Michael Mepham Monster Book of Japanese Puzzles: Masyu, Nurikabe, Hitori,. From the Publisher: The Monster Book of Japanese Puzzles is packed with 400 of these five mind-bending puzzles ranging in difficulty from gentle to diabolical. All puzzles in this book have an indication of the level of difficulty. Published by Thriftbooks. The binding is standard book binding with newspaper style pages (which doesn't stand up well to some mechanical pencils).

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A colossal assortment of the six most popular Japanese puzzles-Sudoku, Sodoku X, Kakuro, Masyu, Hitori, and Nurikabe-ranging in difficulty from gentle to diabolical. A collection of four hundred puzzles-six different types of mind-bending games-ranging in difficulty levels so that players of every level will be challenged. Features include a complete answer key along with short, illustrated tutorials for each game-which proves particularly useful for the less familiar challenges, including: Hitori: The ultimate logic teaser.

There is a logic puzzle called Nurikabe, wherein boxes are filled in around numbers to create walls, thus forming "islands" corresponding to the numbers. The book of yōkai : mysterious creatures of Japanese folklore. A nurikabe puzzle being solved. Yokai attack : the japanese monster survival guide. THE日本 Visual Human Life. 談社. 1986: 759. ISBN 4-06-202038-6.

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In this monster book with more than 400 mind-bending puzzles, Mepham brings his famous Sudoku and Kakuro puzzles together with three puzzles that are now taking over Japan: Hitori, Masyu, and Nurikabe.
Comments: (7)
Dark_Sun
I bought this book as a Christmas present for someone else, but it was so much fun I ended up solving many of the puzzles myself! In addition to sudoku and kakuro puzzles, which many people are already familiar with, the author includes hitori, masyu and nurikabe puzzles. There are 50 sudoku puzzles and 50 kakuro puzzles, plus 100 hitori, 100 masyu and 100 nurikabe puzzles. This means there are 400 puzzles in this book--truly a "monster" book of puzzles! You certainly get a lot of bang for your buck.

The puzzles are all high quality and the author provides a little introduction before each section of puzzles, giving a bit of history as well as a few solving techniques. I haven't finished the book, but so far I haven't found any errors or typos.

So, if you enjoy sudoku and kakuro and are looking for a few new types of puzzles, definitely check out this book! I really hope the author comes out with something similar in the future, because I've become quite addicted to the new puzzles and there aren't many other books that include them yet.
happy light
I started this book with the Hitori section, which it seems was a big mistake. The "solutions" contain many errors. After doing a search online, I found that this had been acknowledged at the publisher's website: "From Michael Mepham: While all the hitori puzzles in the Monster Book of Japanese Puzzles and the Book of Hitori are valid, some of the published solutions are incomplete, leaving a final square or two unpainted. The error will be obvious to anyone who checks an erroneous solution, but for clarity we have reproduced all the solutions here, with corrections wherever necessary." [...]

My continuing complaint with this is that, while the reprinted solutions may in fact be valid (I haven't checked them) many of the puzzles do NOT, in fact have unique solutions. There may be 2 readily apparent alternatives, or even 3.

I've also found solutions in the Nurikabe section that are different from the "unique" solutions that Mepham has included in the book.

Hitori and Nurikabe are the 2 sections I started with, and the puzzles have been mostly entertaining...right up until the aggravation kicks in when you reach a different solution than the reportedly unique one, and you spend more time double-checking your work than you did doing the puzzle in the first place.
Rleyistr
I am a beginner at Hitori and was stunned to realize that most of the Hitori solutions in the book are invalid. Mepham or his editors seem unaware of the basic rules of the puzzle. Other reviewers have noted similar problems and even said that the publisher has acknowledged the errors. The puzzles lose all of their relaxing, mind absorbing qualities when the book is so poorly created. Shamefully bad material carrying the name of a (supposedly) great puzzle creator. One star.
Windworker
I only work two of the five puzzle types in this book.

Mike Mepham did a lot of things. Sudokus for papers like the Los Angeles Times, for one.

I believe he "fostered" [...], those puzzles.
Jaiarton
lots of fun
interactive man
This book feels like it was rushed into printing before all the kinks got worked out. I hope the publisher will revamp and correct the book for a second edition. The binding is standard book binding with newspaper style pages (which doesn't stand up well to some mechanical pencils).

It's a great collection of puzzle types that you don't usually see, but the introductions lack decent formatting and could be more helpful. A book shouldn't tell you to go look online for better tutorials in their own introduction! It wouldn't have taken but another page for each section to beef the introductions into legitimate tutorials.

The puzzles are marked for what level of difficulty they are, but for some strange reason the kakuro section doesn't have them in order from easiest to hardest... like the labels were attached later and they didn't re-order the puzzles. Sloppy.

The hitori puzzles have a few errors (such as somtimes having no logical reason to choose between two remaining cells to know which one should be eliminated, so it's up to you to just pick one!). The biggest flaw is that the solutions are majorly messed up (sometimes a cell is mis-shaded, and sometimes the numbers are in a different oder so it's really a different puzzle!). This is easily fixed by visiting the author's personal website for the real solutions at [...]

Still worth the money to have so many puzzles and types in one book so you can flip to whatever section your brain feels like dealing with!
Zieryn
A few weeks ago about the only variant to Sudoku was another number puzzle called Karuro. Oh yeah; there were also some larger ones of 16 X16 cells,some circular,etc.Now, it looks like a feeding frenzy around the Games and Puzzle section of the bookstore.Not to mention the plethora of hand held electronic sudoku games on e-bay. The only thing competing for attention is the raft of books started by the monster hit Da Vinci Code.
This author has put out several other Sudoku books and is one of the most popular amongst what is becoming many. For a quick look of 5 different types of "Grid Puzzles";you can't go wrong with this book.
It is anybody's guess how many other types we'll see in the near future.But I can tell you this ;I have been a 'puzzle nut'
for 60 years and have a collection of over 500 puzzle books;and there are literally hundreds more of variations on grid puzzles.
And then there's the whole world of Magic Squares;simply put,you
ain't seen nothing yet.
There is also another book that has recently appeared,"The Sudoku Code" by Francis Heaney that combines Da Vinci with Sudoku for those who like mysteries and puzzles combined.