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# Futoshiki

## Instructions

Tap on a square, then tap on a number in the bottom row to place it. Your goal is to have each number appear in each row and column only once.

Take note of the inequality signs. For example, if you see ">", the larger number should be on the left of the inequality sign and the smaller number should be on the right.

You can tap on a square twice to enter notes mode and write down a few possible numbers to limit the possibilities. Tap the square again to leave notes mode.

How fast can you solve the puzzle?

Click on a square, then click on a number in the bottom row to place it. Your goal is to have each number appear in each row and column only once.

Take note of the inequality signs. For example, if you see ">", the larger number should be on the left of the inequality sign and the smaller number should be on the right.

You can click on a square twice to enter notes mode and write down a few possible numbers to limit the possibilities. Click the square again to leave notes mode.

How fast can you solve the puzzle?

### What are the rules for Futoshiki?

If you have ever played Sudoku before, then you already have the gist of Futoshiki. Players are completing a 5 by 5 grid with no matching on any of the rows or columns. You will need to use strategy and the process of elimination in order to become a master of this popular puzzle game.

### Where was Futoshiki invented?

While it is hard to confirm where exactly Futoshiki was invented, the general consensus is that it was made somewhere in Japan right around 2000. It has gained popularity in Japan and has begun to spread to other countries, including the United Kingdom and the United States.

### Do you have to guess in Futoshiki?

So long as the puzzle is set up properly, you should never have to guess in Futoshiki. If you go completely off of strategy and logic then you should be able to beat pretty much every single Futoshiki puzzle.

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