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  • License: Freeware
  • Last update: 7 years ago
  • Total downloads: 76
  • Price: Free |
  • Operating system: WinXP, Win2000, Win98
  • Publisher: Mindgames (42 other programs)
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ShopAround, a variant of Nicoli's Masyu game is played on a rectangular grid of cells.

ShopAround, a variant of Nicoli's Masyu game is played on a rectangular grid of cells. One cell is designated as Home. The remaining grid has a set of Shops and Gas Stations. The purpose of this game is to start from your home and return home after visiting all the shops and gas stations in the grid. Following rules will apply:

1. The trip must be in a single loop, starting and ending at home
2. Cannot go through a cell twice
3. Lines must pass through all cells containing shops and gas stations
4. Lines passing through a shop must go straight through the cell
5. A line reaching a gas station must make a right angle turn (left or right) at the station
6. Must go to a gas station at the start and at the end of the trip
7. Cannot go to two shops or two gas stations consecutively

Like Masyu, this puzzle can be rather difficult to solve. This program helps you solve existing puzzles as well as create new ones. Main features of this program are:

1. Create new puzzles manually or automatically; automatic creation offers puzzles with different grid sizes from 5x5 to 10x10.
2. Solve existing puzzles manually or let program solve it
3. Create new puzzles interactively or in bulk
4. Save puzzles as Ascii or bitmap files
5. Print puzzles and solutions
6. 20,000 puzzles with solutions

System Requirements:

Microsoft VB6 runtimes
Program Release Status:
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall

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