Skyscrapers rules

Following the footsteps of Sudoku, Kakuro and other Number Logic puzzles, Skyscrapers is one more family of addictive easy to learn logic puzzles. Using pure logic and requiring no math to solve, these fascinating puzzles offer endless fun and intellectual entertainment to puzzle fans of all skills and ages.

Skyscrapers is a building arranging puzzle. Unlike other logic puzzles, Skyscrapers are solved by placing buildings in a grid so the number of visible buildings, as viewed from the direction of each clue, is equal to the value of the clue.

Skyscrapers puzzles come in many sizes and range from very easy to extremely difficult taking anything from five minutes to several hours to solve. However, make one mistake and you’ll find yourself stuck later on as you get closer to the solution...

If you like Sudoku, Kakuro and other logic puzzles, you will love Conceptis Skyscrapers as well!

Classic Skyscrapers

Each puzzle consists of an NxN grid with some clues along its sides. The object is to place a skyscraper in each square, with a height between 1 and N, so that no two skyscrapers in a row or column have the same number of floors. In addition, the number of visible skyscrapers, as viewed from the direction of each clue, is equal to the value of the clue. Note that higher skyscrapers block the view of lower skyscrapers located behind them.

Classic Skyscrapers puzzle Classic Skyscrapers solution

Below is a 3D diagram of what a puzzle would look like when viewed from an airplane. The blocks are city skyscrapers and the clues indicate how many of them are visible when viewed from that direction. With this diagram, it is clear how lower skyscrapers are hidden by the higher ones.

Classic Skyscrapers illustration 1 Classic Skyscrapers illustration 2