This time, Tapa puzzles! I quite like them, I’d describe Tapas as a mix of nonograms and minesweepers. See the link for instructions.
Here’s a slight variant. Plays like Tapa, but with added restrictions:
– Every column must have a different amount of filled tiles
– Every row must have a different amount of filled tiles
That doesn’t mean a row and a column can’t have the same amount of filled tiles.
(This variant is called Tap Differently in the puzzle app mentioned in my previous post.)
Now for the main course. I don’t know if this variation is unique but I haven’t seen any before. I’ve named them Yin Yang Tapas. (Feel free to suggest a better name in the comments.)
It’s a stronger variation on Tapa. Now even the numbered tiles may be filled!
– If a numbered tile is not filled, it tells you the amount of filled tiles around it, like Tapa.
– However, if a numbered tile is filled, it tells you the amount of empty tiles around it.
Otherwise it follows the rules of Tapa: that is, there are no 2×2 squares of filled tiles and the filled area is continuous.
Here’s a 7×7 one.
Neither are particularly hard. In any case, here’s the solution to the 5×5 Yin Yang Tapa, if you want to check that you understood the rules. Viewer discretion advised.