The Begriddled Rules

The fundamental rules of any Begriddled puzzle are simple and the same.

They are:

  1. Dots are dots. Just splodge them in.
  2. Join up vertically and horizontally adjacent characters that are the same. But not dots.
  3. Join up characters that are adjacent in any direction and are next to each other in a sequence that is given or must be worked out.

That’s it!

The simplest sequence is 0 – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 0.

Other sequences are in reality just as simple. They just appear less so at first and further obscure the solution to the human eye.

For example, these sequences work just as well:

  • 5 – 7 – 2 – 1 – 6 – 8 – 9 – 3 – 0 – 4 – 5
  • Q – W – E – R – T – Y – U – I – O – P – Q
  • ♠ – ◊ – ∇ – ♥ – ♦ – Ω – ∅ – ♣ – Δ – ⊕ – ♠

The challenge with Begriddled logic puzzles is working out what the sequence actually is in the first place!

To get going with begriddled puzzles, try or few from the Downloads page, or try the Begriddled warm-ups.